Some fans of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars believe Hayley Erbert could land a spot as a professional dancer on the show for the next few seasons.
Erbert has appeared on Dancing With the Stars in seasons 29 and 30, and she was a mentor on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors. She was also a contestant on Season 10 of the show So You Think You Can Dance.
The dancer is the longtime girlfriend of Derek Hough, six-time Dancing With the Stars winner and current judge on the show.
Because Erbert dances in many of Hough’s projects, some fans believe she could land a spot on the show as a professional dancer, and some are excited about the opportunity.
Fans defended Erbert against hate
In a Reddit postone person said it was “just funny” that Erbert was in Hough’s latest project, a music video with Michael Buble, and they said, “screams Derek who’s trying to get Hayley pro next season, even though ER is has done choreography.”
Fans of Erbert weren’t happy with this analysis and defended the dancers in the post’s responses.
“I would enjoy it if DWTS tried out new pros,” one person answered. “I don’t need another season of Cheryl [Burke]Sharna [Burgess]or PETA [Murgatroyd] calling… Hayley seems like a nice person, and she and Britt [Stewart] have a great friendship.”
another person wrote, “Well, Hayley was separated from DWTS Jrs as a choreographer and mentor while Her and Derek were still together and without Derek’s help. So she doesn’t really need Derek to push her into going pro. She might be asked to go back to pro as Sharna is pregnant.”
Fans also took to Twitter to say they want Erbert turned pro.
“DWTS really dropped the ball and didn’t turn Hayley into a pro,” one person tweeted.
Some think Erbert should be signed as a partner for Michael Buble when he’s on the show.
“This is Michael Buble and his partner Hayley Erbert dancing the Argentine tango.” one person tweeted. “A girl can dream, right? You would win, by the way.”
Some don’t believe Erbert will return when Hough is a judge
Some fans of the show don’t think it would be fair to hire Erbert while her significant other is still a judge on the show.
“I don’t think they would have her while Derek is a judge,” one person wrote in a November 2021 Reddit thread. “There was a lot of backlash when Julianne judged him, I can’t imagine what it would be like if the judge went out with one of the pros.”
Others had other reasons for keeping Erbert off the show.
“I prefer Britt Cherry back to pro instead of Hayley” one person wrote. “Hayley is a great dancer, but on a performance level she allows for little to nothing.”
another wrote, “It’s a little unpopular, but I’ve never felt Hayley have that charisma when she dances. So I pushed more for her to be more like Many Moore because she can do great choreos, but I’m not sold as a performer.
Dancing With the Stars has not yet been renewed for season 31. If renewed, the show will return sometime in mid-September 2022.
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