Noah Galloway, the double amputee veteran from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ was outraged when he saw rehearsal footage of himself with partner Sharna Burgess – and the spat between the two was the fuel to the fire.
Judges had to soothe him after his rumba performance. In the rehearsal clip, a testy Galloway was shown telling Burgess he wanted “a little bit of respect” after she appeared to boss him around. Of course, the pair hugged and made up, but the Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran was still upset about how the incident was depicted on TV.
Galloway and Burgess had to dance right after seeing their rehearsal segment for the first time and he told FOX411, “It kept building, the feelings I had inside. I was getting so angry I couldn’t think about the steps.”
He explained to reporters, “The argument was my fault, but that wasn’t portrayed in the package the way it was edited … and … I’m not used to that and [I’m] … not the type of person that someone I care about is going to look bad when it was my fault.
“So I couldn’t get it out of my head the entire dance,” he said. “She told me backstage, ‘It’s reality TV. That’s what it is,’ but I’m like, ‘I am not set up for reality TV.’
“I’m protective of my friends. I’ve always been that way.”
Burgess, a longtime DWTS pro, noted, “He went into battle for me and went in to protect me, ‘No, it wasn’t her fault, it was mine!’ I think that is so sweet.”
Meanwhile, Galloway said, “It was a lesson learned for me. It’s like, if we’re going to argue about something, let’s not do it in front of the camera.”
The brave military man told FOX411 that he and Burgess both expressed what was bothering them during the incident and then they had “great communication skills between us and we were fine. The argument didn’t even last that long. We worked it out. We’re really close.”
Burgess said that Galloway got so obviously steamed about her being painted in a bad light that host Tom Bergeron even mentioned it on the live show.
For her part, Burgess said, “The [TV rehearsal] package didn’t rile me up at all. I’m used to that. I’ve been here for many seasons now. I know that if you have a three-minute argument in a 40-hour week of rehearsals, they’re going to use that argument because we need to see diversity [of]what couples go through.
“But it didn’t play well for Noah, he felt like it was misused.”
Though the score was believed to be impacted on the romantic dance by both dancers, they still received a solid score of 29 out of 40. They moved on to week 7, and hopefully they will have a much less stressful week next time! Good Job!
H/T: Fox News
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