Peta Murgatroyd

"There were mistakes and timing issues, and I was so sad because he really did have it nailed the day before," she writes
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Peta Murgatroyd and Lamar Odom danced the cha cha during Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars
"Throughout the week while we rehearse, he can sometimes forget everything in one day and I will reteach it to him over and over again," Peta Murgatroyd says
Peta Murgatroyd and Lamar Odom did the foxtrot on Monday's Dancing with the Stars premiere
Peta Murgatroyd is blogging about her Dancing with the Stars season 25 experience exclusively for PEOPLE
Peta Murgatroyd is blogging about her Dancing with the Stars season 25 experience exclusively for PEOPLE
Murgatroyd is blogging about her Dancing with the Stars season 25 experience exclusively for PEOPLE
Dancing with the Stars' Peta Murgatroyd blogs about her experience on the ABC reality show exclusively for PEOPLE
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Peta Murgatroyd blogs about her Dancing with the Stars experience exclusively for PEOPLE
Pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars exclusively for PEOPLE
Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
"It's just a massive send off that really encompasses the partnership," the pro says of Monday night's finale dance
"He's really got to impress [judge] Len [Goodman] this week," Murgatroyd tells PEOPLE. "It's crunch time"
"Some layers of clothing might come off!" says the pro dancer
"We're in it to win it," Murgatroyd tells PEOPLE. "We don't want to come in second"
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"To have him gone for a week was really weird," says the Dancing with the Stars pro
"We get along like a house on fire, but I'm thinking about how I'm not going to be with James," Murgatroyd tells PEOPLE
Fans are "always asking him to take his shirt off," Murgatroyd says about her heartthrob partner
"I think he's really chilled out this season," Murgatroyd tells PEOPLE of her formerly hotheaded ex-boyfriend
"He hasn't got an arrogant bone in his body," the dancer tells PEOPLE in her first blog of season 18
"I don't feel guilty about it at all," the pro says. "I'm going straight back to the gym"
"There's no time for going out and partying," the Dancing with the Stars pro tells PEOPLE
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"You need the fans more than ever this season," writes PEOPLE's blogger
She tells PEOPLE it was "fun" sharing last week's group routine on DWTS
"He's an extremely funny guy, and he can also be very serious," the pro writes of her partner