Things are starting to heat up on Season 20 of “Dancing with the Stars” -- and not in the way you would expect. According to reports, “Bachelor” star Chris Soules and his partner Witney Carson are beginning to feel the pressure from not only the judges of the 2015 competition, but also the viewers!
While judge Julianne Hough criticized the dancing duo for the lack of connection displayed in their Rumba during Week 4 of the ABC series, “Bachelor” fans have spoken out, claiming Chris and Witney are getting too close for comfort during their performances. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place!
“I definitely get some hate-tweets outs there,” Witney confessed to E! News, revealing that the “Bachelor” nation isn’t always supportive of her comradeship with Whitney Bischoff’s fiancé. “We’re dancing partners, we’re here to get far in the competition, that’s not even been a problem for us. I have to take it in stride and keep doing what we’re doing," she said.
But unfortunately for Chris and Whitney shippers, the judges are more interested in seeing the Bachelor’s chemistry with his partner grow as opposed to his soon-to-be-wife.
"I can respect, I do, the love that you have for your fiancée, but I think that there's something that you have to almost give yourself to this Witney for the time being,” Hough said following the duo’s lack-luster of a performance on Monday night's episode that earned them a score of 27 out of 40. (Ironically enough the low-scoring performance was a tribute piece to Chris’ fiancée in honor of Week 4’s “My Most Memorable Year" theme.)
So, what did Chris and Witney think of Hough’s comment? Well, let’s just say they both felt it was a little bit “awkward.”
“I was like, what do you mean by that?” Witney questioned Hough’s remark. “It’s so weird… yeah, it was a bit weird. That’s all I’ve got to say.”
What do you think of Chris Soules and Witney Carson's chemistry? Sound off in the comments section below and don't forget to tune in to "Dancing with the Stars" Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.