DWTS producers Joe Sungkur and Ashley Edens defended casting Morris on the show to The Hollywood Reporter. Edens said: No. We looked at that a lot. Does she have an advantage? Yeah. Is it unfair? No. She has never had a ballroom lesson. She's never partner danced. That is a skill in it of itself. Does she know how to count music and have rhythm? Yes. But the expectation because she's a dancer is going to be very different than someone like Rashad Jennings, who is an athlete coming into this. But Heather is finding it challenging because it's like learning a new language. It's foreign to her. She has not ever partner danced. It will be interesting to see the dynamic between she and Maks.
Here, Heather Morris poses with Motorola Xoom at the Maxim Party Powered by Motorola Xoom at Centennial Hall at Fair Park on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for Motorola Xoom)