'Dancing With the Stars' (DWTS) Season 28: Wendy Williams accuses Christie Brinkley of faking injury to promote daughter Sailor
Talk show host Wendy Williams accused supermodel Christie Brinkley of faking her injury to get her daughter, Sailor on 'Dancing With the Stars'.
Talk show host Wendy Williams isn’t buying actress and supermodel Christie Brinkley’s story of injuring her wrist and arm during dance rehearsals for 'Dancing With the Stars' which led to the actress withdrawing from the competition and Brinkley’s daughter Sailor replacing her mother.
On the premiere episode of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ season 11 on Monday, September 16, the talk-show host put across her theory of the 65-year-old Christie faking her injury to get her daughter Sailor on DWTS. Williams came up with the theory shortly after ‘Good Morning America’ released a footage of the actress’s rehearsal which led to her injury. The clip shows Christie tripping over her partner’s foot and falling on the ground.
Wendy shared her observations on the show, “Let me tell you what I see. I don’t see a wrist and a shoulder being fractured. But that was real cute. Here’s my thought: Dancing With the Stars called Christie Brinkley … and she said yes. After she got off the phone, that’s when she plotted her schedule. … In my opinion, I think what Christie did was she signed up for Dancing With the Stars knowing that she’d put her daughter Sailor in there.”
Wendy went on to tear apart Brinkley's reputation by suggesting mamma Christie used her fame to promote daughter Sailor’s career. She continued her theory, “Now, you know, Sailor is beautiful. She’s a Sports Illustrated model, but that’s not as big as being a Kendall Jenner. Dancing with the Stars has got a lot of eyeballs watching, and Christie really doesn’t need that. You know who she is. She doesn’t have to dance with the stars for you to know who she is. So my thought is that she said, ‘Look, Sailor, here’s what we’re going to do. I’m going to go to a few of these practices, I’m going to go on Good Morning America, get all the press and stuff, I’m going to walk around looking hot and sexy, and then I’m going to play like I broke something.’ And she did break something, allegedly. Although Christie, I must tell you, there wasn’t a believing person in my entire bureau meeting this morning.”
The talk show host added, “So Sailor will be there. I don’t even know that people will care about Sailor Brinkley, but more importantly, at least Christie, at 65, won’t have to be dancing around like that. Because you can look like a teenager on the outside, but it’s all 65 on the inside. She’ll go every week to support Sailor, looking sexy, they’ll swing the cameras her way so she’ll get her camera time. And Sailor will be dancing. It’s a win-win for the family.”
After Wendy’s allegations against Christie, the former supermodel expressed how “shocked” she was by Wendy’s allegations and burst into tears. Fans are divided over Wendy’s allegations. While a few agreed with Wendy that the whole situation appeared staged, others slammed Wendy for coming up with such baseless allegations. A fan who agreed with Wendy wrote, “you are totally right @WendyWilliams - that Christie Brinkley "accident" was totally fake and fixed. Worst acting in years #DWTS #DWTS28 #ChristieBrinkley” Another fan who disagreed with Wendy slammed her with, “I don’t know what Wendy Williams is talking about. That sure as hell did not look fake.” Sailor Brinkley who is paired with pro-dancer Val, put up a beautiful performance on the show, as her mother Christie cheered for her.
Do you agree with Wendy Williams that Christie faked her injury to promote daughter Sailor? Let us know. 'Dancing With The Stars' season 28, airs alternative Mondays, at 8 pm only on ABC.