After over 30 seasons of Dancing with the Stars, fans know that anything is possible on the show — literally anything. Dancing with the Stars season 31 has yielded lots of sparkly treasures in its first season on Disney Plus, from tear jerking performances (we’re looking at you, Selma Blair) to dizzying perfection from a TikToker, but it’s host Tyra Banks stealing Shangela’s crispy chicken that takes the cake. Or the chicken, as it were.
During Monday’s Michael Bublé night, Shangela and her partner Gleb Savchenko danced a tantalizing tango to Bublé’s "Hollywood" that left the judges in awe. They earned a 45/50 for their effort, enough to keep them dancing in next week’s competition.
Channeling nothing but Hollywood glamour after this Tango from @itsSHANGELA & @Gleb_Savchenko 💃 #DWTS #MichaelBubleNight @DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/zBfjG7vcYWOctober 25, 2022
Once the judges dished out their praise for the dance, Shangela dished out something of her own. "Were my legs crispy?" she asked judge Len Goodman, who has repeatedly told her to mind her legs while dancing.
To Shangela’s delight, Goodman confirmed her "legs were flexed," prompting her to pull a bag containing a fried chicken leg from the top of her dress. "My mama said make sure I give you this crispy chicken to make sure that my crispy legs were just as crispy," she said, adding her trademark "Halleloo" to punctuate her statement.
Banks looked on with wide eyes and after asking about the crispy cooked poultry nestled in Shangela’s bodice, Shangela pulled out another piece. "I danced with two pieces of fried chicken," she exclaimed triumphantly.
That’s when things took a turn. Banks took the second piece of chicken and ate it, licking her fingers clean. Shangela took it in stride, telling EW (opens in new tab)later that "I was impressed. Baby, let me tell you something, if you know how to go in on a piece of fried chicken, you can come to my cookout anytime and Tyra has a golden invitation."
Naturally, fans at home sounded off on the matter.
SHE PULLED CHICKEN OUT OF HER DRESS 🤣🤣🤣🤣 #DWTSOctober 25, 2022
Why the hell is Tyra eating chicken on dancing with the stars 😂😂😂😂 So confused about what keeps happening in this show. Tyra is the worst host everOctober 25, 2022
I keep telling y’all, you are sleeping on Dancing With The Stars. @itsSHANGELA danced a tango with two pieces of fried chicken in her bustier and Tyra Banks just ate it.October 25, 2022
Dancing with the stars would be so much more enjoyable without Tyra. #crispychickenOctober 25, 2022
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 5 pm ET/PT on Disney Plus.
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