April 08, 2009 03:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
Gilles Marini and partner Cheryl Burke have joked about removing an article of clothing for each week theysurvive on Dancing With The Stars. Well, it turns out that we might be getting down to the wire because Gilles’ shirt definitely came off on Monday during his steamy Paso Doble. Check out what he had to say about his reasoning behind the striptease…
Gilles has often said that it was always Cheryl’s idea for him to go shirtless because he felt it is a family show and that would be too riskay. Then Gilles found out that Sex and the City movie director, Michael Patrick King, was coming to visit the set on Monday. Gilles tells E! Online that he said, “Cheryl, I’m taking my shirt off. I want to show Michael I’m still in shape. I know he is writing beautiful things lately and maybe he could put me in one of his projects.”
Of course, he says it was just a jokebut that he really wanted to say,”Thanks, Michael, for what you’ve done for me last year and this year.” He says that the screaming in the crowd on Monday was so loud that he couldn’t even hear the music. Gilles said he had to just focus and stay close to Cheryl. As far as next week’s performance, the couple will be dancing a jive, for which he saysCheryl has choreographed some pretty difficult steps.
Gilles continues, “Cheryl, I am not a dancer. You are raising the bar too much. There is no way I could make it happen.” She said, “Do you want to just run around the stage and get eliminated?” So I was like, “OK, boss. I’ll do whatever you say, boss.”
Photo Credits: ABC