"I'm comfortable with my body," Rock Week's leader says of stripping down in the ballroom

By Dahvi Shira
Updated April 10, 2012 10:20 AM
Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

It sounds like a shirtless Donald Driver may become the norm on Dancing with the Stars – at least if his partner Peta Murgatroyd continues to have say in the matter.

“It worked for us tonight, so we’re going to be doing it again for sure,” the professional dancer told PEOPLE backstage Monday night during the show’s rock-themed week, after she and Driver topped the leader board with 27 points for their paso doble.

As for Driver, 37, he has no issues with stripping down for the camera.

“I’m comfortable with my body, so I’m okay with it,” he told PEOPLE. “We have to entertain the crowd and all the fans to make sure we can stay on the show, so tonight was entertainment.”

Up until Monday night’s performance, it was contestant William Levy who consistently wowed the crowd with his sexy routines.

“I think he did what he did and everybody was loving it, so we had to change it up a little bit,” Driver says of his and Murgatroyd’s inspiration behind the audience-pleasing ensemble. “We decided to really bring it all out and show the world.”

When it comes to topping their dance to Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” Driver isn’t sure that will be possible, but he’s going to give it all he’s got.

“It felt good,” he said. “We’ll keep working hard.”

Adds Murgatroyd, “I feel on top of the world. We’re on top of the leader board. It’s a really, really good feeling. We can sleep tonight, knowing that we’ve done the best we can possibly do.”