Ian Ziering made Cheryl Burke want to "slit her wrists".

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke

The 'Sharknado' actor was partnered with the dancer on 'Dancing With the Stars' in season four and though they finished fourth on the competition, the ballroom professional admitted she begged producers to find a way to "eliminate" them earlier.

Speaking on Matt Weiss and Theo Von's 'Allegedly' podcast after the hosts said they didn't like the actor's conduct on 'Celebrity Apprentice', she said: "That's the true colours that they didn't show on 'Dancing With the Stars'."

After the presenters described him as "captivating" and "very intense", she added: "Think of spending time with that for like eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week for three months.

"It made me want to slit my wrists.

"I was like crying to executives. I was like is there any way to please to just eliminate us? They're like, 'We can't. We can't do that' and I swear, every time I asked, we just kept going. We would last till the end."

And Cheryl admitted even the way the former 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star pronounced his surname annoyed her.

She said on the podcast, which is released on Tuesday (19.04.16): "My least favourite [partner] would be Ian Ziering. The fact that his name is not Ee-an and it's Eye-an makes me want to throw up."