Last week's elimination on Dancing with the Stars was shocking for Cheryl Burke, who says she knows she and Rob Kardashian have to work that much harder now.
"It should not have happened," she said of Kristin Cavallari being sent packing.
"I believed Kristin and Mark were going to last for the long haul, so it's really scary because it doesn't matter what score you get - you could be the one eliminated."
Cheryl says she's proud of her partner and that his best days lie ahead.
"I think that Rob really came out of his shell [last] week, and he stands out because people didn't have high expectations for him," Burke told People.
"Every week he's showing that he cares about this competition and he's improving. He's super competitive and wants to do well. I think he's turning his reputation around, and people are really starting to like him and root for him."
The attitude adjustment is more key than you think. In a season where fan support and charisma may mean more than ever, it could carry him far.
DWTS returns tonight. Who do you think will win this season?