Well, it seems like Ian's had a change of attitude since he first showed up to start rehearsals. He viewed it as an easy gig with a nice paycheck that might lead to more opportunities. Ian apparently took a long time in getting to a point where he started taking his dance training with Cheryl seriously and also start treating her with respect as a fellow professional, instead of a truck-stop playmate. Ian apparently has a rep as a lothario. I don't know what actually happened in their interactions, but one of his friends said he "finally learned to take her (Cheryl) seriously and realize she's the key to how well he's going to do". And during the early days of their training, he would be out partying and drinking late, then show up at the studio and be tired and played around as much as he worked, really frustrating Cheryl, who was used to a strong work ethic with her previous partners. Bottom line is that it seems to have taken Ian some time to stop playing around so much with the training and stop being the ladies man and take the training, the show, and Cheryl seriously. I guess once he finally smartened up, he and Cheryl were then able to develop a better working relationship and he now seems to have a lot of respect for her as a person and a teacher.Originally Posted by klm1;2394490;
I don't know how much time it took before they were able to develop the better working relationship, but it seems to me like this is probably what we were witnessing in the early episodes when there was obvious discomfort on her part with him. When even the judges comment on it, that's not good. But I'm glad things seem to have gotten better between them, and I hope Ian has learned a thing or two about work ethics.