Did we just witness the beginning of a beautiful ballroom romance? During Week 5 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Alek Skarlatos paired up with Emma Slater for Season 21’s anticipated “Switch Up,” which required the remaining nine couples of the hit ABC series to swap partners.
And while some performers were nervous to change ballroom buddies, Lindsay Arnold’s original partner revealed he was looking forward to twirling the stunning English pro around during the Monday night installment.
“I’m a little bit excited for that,” Alek revealed in his Week 5 pre-package. “Who wouldn’t be?”
And things only got more exciting for the smitten celeb when Emma dished that the two of them would be taking on the Rumba. “This is sexy-dance week!” Emma warned her partner.
But it looks like nothing could have prepared Alek for just how sensual -- and distracting -- his time with Emma would be.
During rehearsals, the soldier admitted that he was having a hard time focusing. “She’s super-attractive,” he said. “I get distracted very easily. I try to play it cool and that lasted 10 minutes. I can’t keep my cool in those circumstances.”
Judge Julianne Hough noted that it was their undeniable chemistry during the romantic Rumba that really moved the judges. “I think we all just witnessed something happening on the dance floor,” Hough noted before assuring Alek that it’s “OK to show you enjoyed it!”
The show’s co-host Erin Andrews also addressed the red-hot connection between the two, questioning if Alek and Emma would consider going out on a date. Emma responded that she would.
Not only did Alek score a date during Week 5 of “DWTS,” but the Oregon native also received 29 points out of 40 for their performance to James Bay’s song “Let It Go.”
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.