‘Dancing With the Stars’ professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy has revealed how he’s ‘tormented’ his friends his entire life – by begging for their votes throughout the season. And for the season 31 finale, things are no different. He posted a hilarious message on Instagram asking his friends to vote for him and partner Gabby Windey while they watch Monday Night Football.
Here is the screenshot Chmerkovskiy shared with his followers:
In an Instagram post, the professional dancer shared a screenshot of a group text he’s attending with his friends, so he’s asking for their votes as they watch Monday Night Football on November 21, which runs at the same time as the finals of the Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars”.
In a post titled “Just a guy asking his buddies for help,” Chmerkovskiy wrote:
In the comments, his sister-in-law and colleague Peta Murgatroyd wrote, “I got you,” and many fans said they’re trying to get their hands on any phones that can help them.
“MAN I LOVE YOU AND GABBY SO I’LL DO ALL IT TAKES,” one fan wrote.
A second fan wrote: “I steal all the phones in my household.”
“You have my vote. I will also get my whole family to vote,” wrote a third fan.
“ABSOLUTELY. No doubt you deserve to win. ALL my votes go to you both each week. The style, class and passion on display is second to none,” added a fourth fan.
Another fan loved Chmerkovskiy showing fans his true self, writing: “That’s so real of you.”
Chmerkovskiy and Windey posted a video on Instagram thanking their fans for all their support.
“[We] I wanted to take a moment and say thank you. Without your support, fans/friends, our familiar strangers, it’s an odd title to give to a human and ultimately we’re all like that even on this silly platform. People. You took the time of your life and spent a tiny part of it on us. From two people who have greatly benefited from and enjoyed your support this season, THANK YOU!!!” wrote Chmerkovskiy on the Post.
In the video, he added: “We still have a week if you guys can get together next Monday, that would mean a lot to us. But right now we want to thank you for getting us this far. It means the world. I hate to give in, but I have to give it to you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for voting. Many of you don’t know us personally, so take the time to cater to a few strangers on TV, this means the world. Many Thanks.”
“Yes, thank you. Honestly. But it’s not over, so your work isn’t done. Please remember to vote for us,” Windey said, adding, “Honestly, we wouldn’t be here without you guys. So thanks Thanks. Keep it up!”
On her Instagram Stories, Windey also made a humorous slide giving her reasons for why people should vote for her and Chmerkovskiy:
Windey also created her own Instagram post after exiting the semifinals, where she said she was feeling “so many different emotions” ahead of the finals.
“We’re going to the final!!!!! I am filled with so many different emotions – excitement, fear, gratitude and sadness that this experience is about to end. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us and I hope to make you proud next week!!” wrote the “Bachelorette” star.
This is Chmerkovskiy’s eighth appearance in the finale of Dancing With the Stars. He previously won in Season 20 with Rumer Willis and Season 23 with Laurie Hernandez. Chmerkovskiy is currently the second most wins of all time with Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson Herjavec and Murgatroyd. So if either Chmerkovskiy or Ballas wins in Season 31, they’ll be the only pros besides Derek Hough to have three Mirrorball trophies. Hough has won an impressive six times.
The season 31 finale of Dancing With the Stars airs Monday, November 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on Disney Plus.