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'DWTS': Julianne Hough slams Mark Ballas

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Julianne Hough, former Dancing With the Stars pro and two-time winner, guest-judged Monday’s performances, and had some choice words for her former competitive partner Mark Ballas following his foxtrot with Christina Milian.

Still traumatized by Ballas’ self-spotlighting tendencies, Hough wasn’t a fan of the pair’s side-by-side choreography. “I really wanted to see you shine,” she told Mliian, then paused. “I danced with Mark. You have to stand in front to make sure you’re seen.”

Ballas reacted to Hough’s comments after the show Monday. Watch his interview with EW below:

‘She put a little sting on me, but that’s okay,” Mark said. “That’s how she felt. It is what it is.”

His partner Christina Milian jumped in to clarify: “We take the high road. As long as we know that we did a fantastic job, that makes me happy.”

For more Dancing With the Stars, read EW.com’s full episode recap.

Reporting by Michael Fleeman.