DWTS shared that they were changing the voting rules as well as they didn't welcome back Sharna Burgess as a pro as well as other pro Artem Chigvintsev.
Bones told Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview that he was just as surprised as fans to learn that Burgess was cut as a pro for this upcoming season. So surprised that he called to ask DWTS if he and their controversial win had anything to do with Burgess being cut. They confirmed it wasn't because of that, but didn't say anything further.
During the interview Bones said,
"Well, I'm going back next week and Artem didn't get cut because of any backlash, so it really had nothing to do with that," Bones said. "I actually called and asked them. Like, 'Hey!' But actually, they were able to use our win to get celebrities this season. If anything, the network, to me, was like, 'We're really happy you won because we were able to reach out to people who would have never come on the show because they couldn't dance. And we were able to go, 'Hey, here's a guy who couldn't dance and won.'"