Following Derek Hough’s March 20 ABC special “Step Into… The Movies,” in which he and his sister Julianne Hough and a cavalcade of honored guests recreate iconic movie dance scenes, some Dancing With the Stars fans had harsh words for the judge and his longtime girlfriend Hayley Erbert.
Here’s what they say about the couple.
Some fans think Derek & Hayley have zero chemistry together
During the “Step Into… The Movies With Derek and Julianne Hough” special, Derek and Hayley, who have been together for nearly seven years, reenacted “El Tango De Roxanne” from “Moulin Rouge,” while Derek’s mirrorball champion partner was the 17th season champ Season 1 Amber Riley sang the legendary “Police” song.
But some fans thought Derek should have performed the number with someone else because they think “Dayley,” her couple name, “has better chemistry with other dancers.”
At RedditOne fan wrote: “Unpopular opinion: I don’t like watching Derek and Hayley dance together. They have better chemistry with other dancers than with each other when they perform.”
The commenter went on to say that they are fully supportive of Dayley as a couple, writing, “I have dreams of the inevitable Dayley wedding,” but during the Step Into the Movies special, the fan “didn’t enjoy seeing Dayley.” dance together.”
“[They are] Both are excellent dancers but I enjoy watching them dance side by side with other partners,” the fan wrote.
And many other fans agreed. A even said that Derek has more chemistry with his sister Julianne than with Hayley.
“That should be popular opinion. I’ve said over and over again if they dance together I get nothing, no heat, no chemistry. Derek dances more chemistry with his own sister if we’re being completely honest,” the poster wrote. “I think the reason this couple is popular is because they are [are] sweet together because they have nothing else.”
Another fan wrote“[B]Being in a relationship doesn’t necessarily mean there’s insane chemistry on the dance floor, and quite frankly, they don’t.”
“Derek had more chemistry with all of his [‘Dancing With the Stars’] partner than with Hayley.” wrote one third.
Some fans think the problem is their contrasting styles
A fan on the Reddit thread called that they think the problem is that Derek is “super passionate” and Hayley can’t match his energy because “watching her dance is so boring”.
But another fan argued that it’s because she’s a contemporary dancer, not a ballroom dancer like Derek.
“I think because she’s still a contemporary dancer at heart. I wish she would go back to her roots!” wrote the fan.
Other added“Totally agree. I never found her particularly remarkable and I think without Derek she would have been long forgotten.”
A third fan wrote, “Hayley just seems so dull and boring. I watched some of her videos once or twice and got nothing… to be honest, Hayley was similarly uninteresting and not very memorable when she competed [‘So You Think You Can Dance’].”
Despite what some fans may think, “Dancing With the Stars” keeps bringing Hayley back to the show to dance with Derek. They performed a paso doble in 2020 and a tango in 2021, both of which have been well received by many fans.
What do you think? Do Derek and Hayley have good chemistry together, or do they leave you cold?
Dancing With the Stars has not yet been renewed for season 31. If extended, it will return in September 2022.
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