This year, the hottest question is whether or not Erin and Maksim are an item.When asked, there has never been out right denials or confirmations, but lots of chuckles. Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke ( Season 10) Since almost the beginning of the season, there have been many 'little hints' dropped...albeit mostly by Chad.

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She will also be replacing Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms in 2017.

Burke won her first championship with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in the second season.

It's not really clear whether anything was going on, or if they were just doing a promo tour together (likely), but hey, why not?

Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff (Season 3)The first confirmed hook-up between a celebrity and a pro on Dancing With The Stars.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I was on tour with my brother Val [also a DWTS pro, partnering with Olympian Laurie Hernandez] this summer. I didn’t realize how much I affected people — and myself — through dancing. Derek Hough: My plan was to do Singin’ in the Rain on Broadway this fall, but there were no theaters available. Derek may have a rivalry with me, but I don’t have one. It’s not a great feeling when you have to be half naked wearing those little costumes either. If anything, I was displaying a healthy body image.

I finished, dillydallied for a while, and I was like, "I want to move a little! I love Dancing With the Stars, and if I’m available, I want to do it. Us: In interviews in 2011, you accused the show of favoring Derek! [Laughs.]Us: Cheryl, you were bullied for your weight in 2008. I started to realize this wasn’t the person for me. Us: Maks, did you intentionally lead fans to believe you and Meryl Davis were an item back in 2014? It got to the point where we didn’t even know how to continue saying, “No, we’re not dating.” The funny thing is, I’m engaged [to DWTS pro Peta Murgatroyd, 30], I have a baby coming, and there are still people who think Maks and Meryl can be a thing! They showed me it’s all about personality on the show and the chemistry you have with your partner. DH: My first season [2007], I slipped on Jennie Garth’s dress and I dropped her. He did some dating show [VH1’s Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch]. I’m a very easy person when it comes to not giving f--ks. And nobody had my back, nobody helped with the situation. CB: Rob Kardashian [in 2011] and Jack Osbourne [in 2013]. "I may turn off a bigger percentage of people than I keep around," the 14-time Dancing With the Stars pro, 36, tells Us Weekly. Cheryl Burke: The last time on the show, with Antonio Sabato Jr., I remember feeling really worn-out and not wanting to be there. “But over a period of, let’s say, 10 years, people all come back in some way, saying, ‘Hey, we haven’t spoken in a decade, but I understand where you’re coming from, and I want us to continue being friends.’ I have a 100 percent return rate.” Us: So, why return to the show? I went to Japan and did a show called Love the Floor, and it brought back my love for dancing. Us: The pro-partner relationship is intense, almost like you’re a real couple. CB: Well, we do dry-hump each other for what seems like 24/7 for a few months! She won her second championship with retired football star Emmitt Smith in the third season.