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'DWTS' Pro Gleb Savchenko Strips Down In Sizzling Photo Shoot To Encourage Reality Show To Feature Same-Sex Partners

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Feb. 16 2021, Published 12:50 p.m. ET

Dancing with the Stars pro Gleb Savchenko is urging the hit ABC reality dance competition series to finally feature same-sex partners. 

The 37-year-old is advocating for the U.S. version to be as inclusive as the Australian and the U.K. versions have been by including partners of the same gender. 

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“I can’t wait for this moment!” Savchenko told Mr. Warburton magazine. “Last season when Johnny Weir got on the show I was like, ‘Johnny, you HAVE to be my partner,' but they ended up not doing it. They’ve done it before in Australia with Courtney Act and in the U.K. with Nicola Adams and they were both amazing!”  

The Russian dancer added, “Of course, there is a strong male/female dynamic in dance, but if you have two men doing the same thing it would look awesome and be so fascinating. I would love to do it, but it would have to be with the right partner.”

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Savchenko went on to express how much he appreciates the support he has received from the LGBTQ+ community over the years and throughout his time on the show. “Having their support means so much. I love my fans and anyone who’s super positive and give you lots of love,” he said. 

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DWTS has undergone many changes in the past couple years and now that host Tyra Banks has a full season under her belt, OK! exclusively learned that the supermodel is looking to make more changes to the dance series in the upcoming season. "Tyra is an idea machine. She is constantly sending notes and thoughts to her team. Next season she wants to make even more changes, including more fashion, more backstage drama and, of course, more Tyra," a source dished. 

Banks has been a proven ally to the LGBTQ+ community throughout her life and career, giving many the hope she will be able to implement this much needed change

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Scroll through to see more stunning pics of Mr. Warburton cover star Gleb Savchenko photographed by Rowan Daly and styled by creative director Derek Warburton.

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Savchenko has appeared on the U.S., U.K., Australian and Russian versions of Dancing with the Stars

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He was born in Moscow and began dancing when he was 8 years old. 

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He has two daughters: Olivia and Zlata

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Savchenko made his debut on DWTS on season 16. He was partnered with RHOBH alum Lisa Vanderpump

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This past season he was partnered with Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, and they finished in 8th place. 

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The Russian dancer has been an ally to the LGBTQ+ community throughout his entire life and career. 

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