Jonathan Bennett was competing for the Dancing With the Stars Mirror Ball trophy on last season of the show…but somehow, his dancing is still being critiqued this time around! The Mean Girls star and his rookie partner, Allison Holker, often received low scores for their performances during Season 19, and judge Julianne Hough awkwardly brought up his mediocre dance skills while making comments on Allison’s first Season 20 performance with new partner, Riker Lynch.
“I have to tell you, I am so excited about this partnership because I know that, Allison, this is your second season, and last season was a little bit….whatever,” she began, receiving shocked looks from her fellow judges. “Meaning we had some things to say about technicality or whatever!” the Footloose star quickly added, trying to cover up her blatant diss…but she made things even more awkward by adding, “This was the perfect combination of technicality and what you do, which is such this modern, awesome, innovative choreography — and you have a partner to be able to do that.”
Jonathan has openly admitted to being a big fan of the show, so there’s definitely a chance he was even watching the premiere…eeek!
“The judges are here for our best interests,” Allison opened up after Monday’s episode. “So of course they’ll bring up stuff that they know because we have history with each other. I’ll take it with a grain of salt and really apply it to the future weeks.”