Heather Morris, DWTS: She First Turned Down 'Dancing With the Stars'

Wow During her studio time on Friday the 45-year-old reality starlet posed for an Instagram snap while performing the splits

Wow During her studio time on Friday the 45-year-old reality starlet posed for an Instagram snap while performing the splits

For more information on Morris' family life, her pro partner Maks, and the backlash she's received for being on the show, click through our gallery of her best Instagram pics. "But I'm not anxious about her because she's a fantastic performer and a great dancer".

"When I saw the news I was so excited", gushed Rivera, 30.

"I definitely am going to be rooting for her and watching like I was with Amber", Naya said, joking that Morris "has some big shoes to fill" to make it to the finish line like Riley. But it wasn't. Simone's first performance on DWTS turned out to be, in judge Len Goodman's words, "The dance of the night". "The show, thank God it is real, and full of energy, and entertains a lot of people that doesn't have the money to go to Vegas, that's where I [make] my living".

Heather's appearance on DWTS has been causing a little controversy as of late, as The Inquisitr reported that fans of the ABC show have been hitting back because of Morris's extensive background as a professional dancer.

Some fans claimed the former Glee's stars appearance on the show was "unfair" because she already has so much dancing experience, while sources also claimed that her fellow contestants weren't too happy when they heard she'd be joining the show.

Craig Sjodin/ABC (NEW YORK) - Tonight, season 24 of Dancing with the Stars kicks off at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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