EXCLUSIVE: Inside Nyle DiMarco's 'touching' 'Dancing with the Stars' rehearsal with Tyra Banks!
From top model to top dancer, Nyle DiMarco is dominating yet another reality competition!
DiMarco, who is Dancing With the Stars' first fully deaf contestant, has quickly become a frontrunner and fan favorite in this season of the ABC series, especially after dancing in that teeny-tiny loin cloth in last week's Tazan-themed routine.
But for this week's Switch Up night, DiMarco had to say a temporary goodbye to his DWTS pro, Peta Murgatroyd, and hello to a brand-new partner for the week: Sharna Burgess -- and only ET was invited into their waltz-filled rehearsals!
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When we caught up with the new dancing duo, Burgess revealed the tips and tricks she's using to teach the 26-year-old model his moves, despite the fact that DiMarco can't hear the music.
"Nyle is able to start sometimes, not just because of taps and obvious signals, but because he can see my body movement and catch on the rhythm and the timing of it," Burgess explained to ET.
In lieu of this challenging Switch-Up twist, the America's Next Top Model winner was all smiles during rehearsals thanks to a special visit by the one-and-one Tyra Banks.
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"I have it say it was touching and an honor that she came to see our work," DiMarco gushed via his ASL interpreter Ramon Norrod. "I was on her show and she trained me and I think it's different for her to come and see me work. It means so much for me for her to take the time to come and do that.
Press play on our interview above for a deeper peek at DiMarco's Switch-Up routine and don't miss Dancing With the Stars tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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