The hardest Allies Brooke had to do with Dancing With the Stars had nothing to do with learning the Paso Doble or mastering the waltz.

The Fifth harmony The singer sat down with her former DWTS partner Sasha Farber for the June 2nd episode of their YouTube series The Ally Brooke Show. And the two, who partnered on the hit show in 2019, shared their experience when she and Dawson’s Creek alum hit a hook James Van Der Beek (whose dance partner was Sasha’s wife, Emma Slater) faced each other in the semi-finals in the bottom two.

“He almost didn’t dance the semifinals because of a family problem,” recalled Sasha. “It was just hard. It was hard to process because we were in the bottom two and we made it and they didn’t make it [Ally] said, ‘No, no, no, I want to hand over my position to James.’ And I was like standing there. My wife is crying, James has been crying, you are crying. I cried … you know it’s crazy. It’s just a TV show, it’s just a dance show, but people build such strong bonds. “