Jesse Metcalfe Responds to Sharna Burgess’ ‘Reckless’ Claim That He Was ‘Difficult’ to Work With on ‘DWTS’

Jesse Metcalfe fights back.

The “Desperate Housewives” star issued a fiery response after Sharna Burgess described him as her worst partner on “Dancing With the Stars.”

“If she’s referring to a time when our client Jesse Metcalfe worked with Ms. Burgess four years ago, the only memory was that they didn’t get along,” Metcalfe’s rep told TVLine on Tuesday.

“The vague insinuations are not only reckless but also irrelevant,” the actor’s publicist added.

Burgess, 38, dropped the bombshell on the first episode of his podcast, “Oldish,” earlier Tuesday.

Although the professional dancer didn’t mention Metcalfe, 44, by name, she recalled having “a really difficult partner” to work with when she returned to the ABC competition series in 2020 after a two-year break.

“I couldn’t be alone in the room with him after the first two weeks because of things that happened,” she said. “And so it was tough, and we got knocked out really quickly.”

“The vague insinuations are not only reckless but also irrelevant,” the actor’s spokesperson said.

Sharna Burgess
The dancer claimed she “couldn’t” be in the same room as Metcalfe.

Burgess – who won the season 27 mirror ball trophy with radio host Bobby Bones – and the “John Tucker Must Die” star finished in 12th place in season 29 as the fourth couple to be sent home.

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Representatives for “Dancing With the Stars” did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for additional comment.

Despite her allegedly negative experience with Metcalfe, the Australian choreographer returned to the show in 2021 and teamed up with her now-boyfriend, Brian Austin Green.

Sharna Burgess and Jesse Metcalfe
The dance partners finished in 12th place in season 29.
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Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess
The following year, Burgess competed – and found love – with Brian Austin Green.

Burgess also didn’t have much professional luck with the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star, 50, as they were eliminated third.

However, the couple found love and had a baby together in 2022, the same year the new mom left “DWTS.”

The show’s 32nd season will feature celebrities such as Jamie Lynn Spears, Mira Sorvino, Barry Williams, Ariana Madix, Alyson Hannigan and Mauricio Umansky.

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