Jesse Metcalfe responds to Sharna Burgess’ ‘reckless’ claim he was ‘difficult’ to work with on ‘DWTS’

Jesse Metcalfe is fighting back.

The “Desperate Housewives” star issued a fiery response after Sharna Burgess described him as her worst “Dancing With the Stars” partner.

“If she is referring to a time where our client Jesse Metcalfe worked with Ms. Burgess four years ago, the only recollection was that they didn’t get along,” Metcalfe’s rep told TVLine Tuesday, confirming the feud.

“Vague insinuations are not only reckless but also irrelevant,” the actor’s publicist added.

Burgess, 38, dropped the bombshell in the debut episode of her podcast, “Oldish,” earlier Tuesday.

While the professional dancer did not mention Metcalfe, 44, by name, she recalled having “a partner that was really difficult” to work with when she returned to the ABC competition series in 2020 after a two-year break.

“I wasn’t able to be in the room alone with him after the first couple of weeks because of things that happened,” she claimed. “And so that was rocky, and we were eliminated very quickly.”

Jesse Metcalfe
“Vague insinuations are not only reckless but also irrelevant,” the actor’s rep said.

Sharna Burgess
The dancer claimed she “wasn’t able” to be in the same room as Metcalfe.

Burgess — who won the Season 27 mirrorball trophy with radio host Bobby Bones — and the “John Tucker Must Die” star finished in 12th place on Season 29 as the fourth couple to be sent home.

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Despite her allegedly negative experience with Metcalfe, the Australian choreographer came back to the show in 2021 and was partnered with her now-boyfriend, Brian Austin Green.

Sharna Burgess and Jesse Metcalfe
The dance partners finished in 12th place on Season 29.
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Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess
The following year, Burgess competed — and found love — with Brian Austin Green.

Burgess did not have much professional luck with the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star, 50, either, as they were eliminated third.

However, the couple found love and went on to have a baby together in 2022, the same year the new mom departed “DWTS” once again.

The show’s upcoming 32nd season will feature celebrities including Jamie Lynn Spears, Mira Sorvino, Barry Williams, Ariana Madix, Alyson Hannigan and Mauricio Umansky.

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