Christie Brinkley won’t be competing on this season of “Dancing With The Stars” after an accident during rehearsal left the former supermodel with a broken arm. Instead, her 21-year-old daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook will be stepping into her mom’s dancing shoes, something talk show host Wendy Williams is suspicious about.
“Well, that looked fake as hell,” Williams announced on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday after viewing footage of Brinkley’s fall. In the clip, Brinkley, 65, appears to trip over her partner’s foot and is sent tumbling to the ground, bracing herself with her arm.
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“Let me tell you what I see. I don’t see a wrist and a shoulder being fractured. But that was real cute,” Williams says of the accident. “Here’s my thought: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ called Christie Brinkley… and she said ‘yes.’ After she got off the phone, that’s when she plotted her schedule. In my opinion, I think what Christie did was she signed up for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ knowing that she’d put her daughter Sailor in there.”
Brinkley spoke with People about Williams’ conspiracy theory, bursting into tears as she told the magazine: “I’m totally shocked because I have been there for Wendy Williams. That is so weird. I have to give her a call… I’m really stunned.”
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BBC Studios and ABC confirmed with People that Brinkley “suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm.” But Williams isn’t buying ‘DWTS” claim.
“So my thought is that she said, ‘Look, Sailor, here’s what we we’re going to do. I’m going to go to a few of these practices, I’m going to go on ‘Good Morning America’, get all the press and stuff, I’m going to walk around looking hot and sexy, and then I’m going to play like I broke something.’ And she did break something, allegedly,” Williams says. “Although Christie, I must tell you, there wasn’t a believing person in my entire bureau meeting this morning.”
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She continues: “I don’t even know that people will care about Sailor Brinkley, but more importantly, at least Christie, at 65, won’t have to be dancing around like that. Because you can look like a teenager on the outside, but it’s all 65 on the inside. She’ll go every week to support Sailor, looking sexy, they’ll swing the cameras her way so she’ll get her camera time.”
“And Sailor will be dancing. It’s a win-win for the family,” she adds.