Why Does Gabby Windey Feel Weird About The ‘DWTS’ Tour?

Val Chmerkovskiy and Gabby Windey from Instagram

Gabby Windey didn’t walk away with the Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing With The Stars, but she came very close. The Bachelorette star and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy finished in second place behind winners Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas. And now, it’s nearly time for the 2023 DWTS tour to start.

Gabby will go on tour with other members of the Season 31 cast and the pro dancers. Although she’s incredibly excited for the opportunity, she did reveal in a recent interview that she feels a little weird about it. Keep reading to see what she had to say.

Gabby Windey is going to really miss a core part of her team

Few Dancing With The Stars viewers were surprised when Gabby and Val slid into the final four. All season long, they had an incredible partnership and came up with amazing routines.

And that’s one thing The Bachelorette star is really going to miss when the tour officially starts.

“It’s gonna be so weird going on tour without Val. I mean, he was really my safety net, kind of my protector. We had so many rituals. He knew when I was nervous,” Gabby told ET this week. “We just had a good energy about us on show day, so I hope there is going to be someone that I can go to when my nerves are getting the best of me.”

Val Chmerkovskiy and Gabby Windey from Instagram
Val Chmerkovskiy & Gabby Windey/Instagram

Neither Val Chmerkovskiy nor his wife Jenna Johnson went on tour last year, so this isn’t an unprecedented move. However, Jenna and Val are also preparing to welcome their first child in January, just as the tour kicks off. It’s pretty clear why Val turned down the 2023 tour.

But DWTS fans that want to see Gabby and the rest of the touring cast can still purchase tickets! The official DWTS tour website has information about the cast, performance dates, tickets, and more.

Fans are excited to see Vinny Guadagnino perform with The Bachelorette star

Val Chmerkovskiy won’t be on the tour this year, but Jersey Shore star and Season 31 competitor Vinny Guadagnino will appear during select dates. Fans noticed that Vinny and Gabby tend to flirt online a lot and have grown quite close. They both denied having a serious romantic connection, but several fans hope that something special blossoms here.

Vinny Guadagnino from Instagram
Vinny Guadagnino/Instagram

“He has a ton of people who love him, the crowd always went wild when he took the floor for dancing, and I think just so many people are in our corner,” the Season 31 runner-up told ET. “… I think it’s just sweet. I feel like they kind of feel like they know us as people and we have similar senses of humor, so I feel like their hearts are in the right place. I’m along with them, like, I want to ship me with Vinny too.”

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming DWTS tour!

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