Britt Stewart Shares the Biggest Takeaway From Her First Season As a Pro on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Britt Stewart and Johnny Weir

Britt Stewart stepped up as a professional for the primary time season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. Showbiz Cheat Sheet spoke with Stewart over the telephone concerning the one factor she feels fortunate to have taken away from her first partnership on DWTS

Britt Stewart and Johnny Weir
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Britt Stewart and Johnny Weir have been eradicated throughout semi-finals 

Many followers had excessive expectations for the determine skater getting into into season 29. From the get-go, it was clear Johnny Weir had a knack for ballroom dance. Ironically, Stewart instructed Showbiz they have been one of many few {couples} who missed out on per week and a half of observe earlier than episode 1 aired.

Their lack of observe was purely circumstantial, however Weir nonetheless went out and carried out his finest. Despite his lack of dance coaching, Weir labored with Stewart to grasp the abilities required of every dance type. When he and Stewart have been eradicated throughout semi-finals, Stewart stated they have been shocked. 

“We were very shocked,” she instructed Showbiz. “We were really hoping to get the chance to do our freestyle.” Regardless, Stewart is joyful to have had the expertise with Weir – somebody she has realized quite a bit from. 

Britt Stewart and Johnny Weir embrace their genuine selves 

Weir has made Stewart’s first season as a professional on Dancing With the Stars a delight. As Stewart defined throughout our dialog, DWTS has by no means had a pair like she and Weir earlier than. Stewart is the present’s first Black feminine professional, whereas her male determine skating companion represents those that constantly push the boundaries between gender, intercourse, and sexuality.

Stewart was happy to have the chance to carry out as her genuine self every week. 

“We got to send a message to so many people to be authentically themselves,” Stewart defined. “We really blended [the] lines [between gender and sex and race and sexuality]. So I’m proud of that.”

She additionally referred to Weir as a “counterpart” she feels blessed to have met. 

For Britt Stewart, the most important takeaway from her first season as a professional is Johnny Weir’s friendship 

When requested what Stewart’s favourite factor about Weir was, Stewart hesitated. 

“Just one [thing]?” she laughed. “I mean, besides me being literally blessed for my first season with an Olympian figure skater and everything that comes with that — the passion, the hard work and dedication, the commitment to the process — the most special thing is now having him as a friend.” 

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Outside of Weir’s dedication to onerous work, Stewart feels fortunate to confer with Weir as greater than a colleague. 

“We really built this beautiful friendship and partnership that is irreplaceable,” she added. “Now we joke. We’re like, ‘OK, we’re stuck with each other. There’s no way that we’re getting rid of each other. We’re friends for life now.’”

For Stewart, meaning probably the most exiting season 29 of Dancing With the Stars

Britt Stewart plans to maintain Johnny Weir in her life 

Though their DWTS journey is over, that doesn’t imply it’s the top of Weir and Stewart’s friendship. Stewart has large plans to maintain Weir in her life. 

“This won’t be the last of what Johnny and I do together,” Stewart stated. “We’re already trying to think of other ways that we can work together and still be in each other’s lives.” She has plans to go to him in Lancaster, Pennsylvania sooner or later, too. 

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