Nah, I just cringed because I didn't think it was necessary to so-call and 'translate' for him,
Oh I understand. I'm pretty touchy and protective of Tristan myself, lol. He's my new favorite on DWTS and I've completely gone off Mark (an ex-fave.) Tristan's so sweet and humble! Refreshing on this show, which had gotten a bit stale, imo. Not sure Peta has the personality for it, but I like her ok - maybe she'll come 'round. I think her dancing is superb so no complaints there. She just doesn't show much personality, yet. And I like Val but don't feel like I've gotten to know him very well either. I'm just hoping Tristan's a keeper and don't really care about the other two newbies. And I wish they'd at least give Tony ONE season off. I want to have a chance to miss him (or see if I don't, lol.) As far as I'm concerned, I'd would have rather had have more Jonathan or Dmitry than Tony every single season.
I'm actually surprised they haven't rotated out the pros more than they have. Not that I think it'll be a make or break with the ratings if they completely revamped the entire panel, but I think having the pros become so much a part of the show that they are seen as the bigger star than their celeb at times hasn't done much good for any newbies. Unless they get lucky and get someone who has a big fanbase to start, like Tristan did with Nancy. I like Peta and Val as well, so I hope all 3 are around for many seasons to come.