Leaving Dancing with the Stars was scary, says Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke has revealed that she found it tough to walk away from 'Dancing with the Stars'.

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Cheryl Burke quit the TV show in 2022
Cheryl Burke quit the TV show in 2022

Cheryl Burke found leaving 'Dancing with the Stars' to be a "scary" moment.

The 39-year-old dancer quit the hit TV show in 2022, and Cheryl has now admitted that it was a very tough decision to take.

Speaking to PEOPLE, she confessed: "I think my decision to leave the show was scary.

"It had been 26 seasons."

Despite this, Cheryl's podcast series - 'Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans' - has helped her to cope with life after the TV show.

She shared: "My therapist says normally I'm a professional runner, meaning I like to run away from my problems. And now I have to actually face it and face my feelings and feel everything. There's a lot of mixed emotions happening, put it that way."

In November 2022, Cheryl took to social media to announce her departure from 'Dancing with the Stars'.

The dancer - who spent almost 17 years on the TV show - said on Instagram: "This has been one of the absolute hardest decisions of my life and I am also confident that it is the right one. This has truly been the experience of a lifetime. I'm looking forward to this next chapter of my career, but man will this one be hard to beat! Until next timeā€¦Love you all, always forever xx. (sic)"

Cheryl subsequently admitted that the TV show had "changed [her] life".

She told E! News: "It's the end of an era, my time as a dancer on 'Dancing with the Stars'. It has changed my life. I have not stopped crying and I'm not one to really cry."

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