"[Alley] goes from rehearsal to home, applies ice and then, heat. She sleeps and wakes up to take a hot bath. The scores do not reflect what she deserves," Chmerkovskiy toldToday following last night's Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars performance show.
"At this point, what can we possibly do? This woman does things that she shouldn't be doing. And it's not an age thing. We've had women on this show in Kirstie's demographic before, and they don't do anything near what Kirstie and I do."
In addition to busting her butt to become the best dancer she can be on the show, Alley also apparently doesn't cry as often as it looks.
"She was not [expletive] crying in the video package after she did the cartwheel," Chmerkovskiy noted. "She was dying laughing."