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Dancing With the Stars Contestants "Very Upset" by the Pair Switch-Up Twist

The Switch Up—celebrity contestants swap professional dancer partners—is coming and the cast of Dancing With the Stars doesn't seem too happy with the new twist.

"Well, I hate to lose him because I'm very attached to him. We're almost married," NeNe Leakes told E! News about her partner Tony Dovolani. "She's getting a hall pass, but it's coming with instructions. She's not allowed to do a lot of things," Dovolani said.

"He's very bossy, trust me. I can't even look at the guy in the eye. I'm not looking forward to the Switch," The Real Housewives of Atlanta star quipped. "The Switch is going to be very difficult."

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Viewers voted for the new pairs via Twitter. The separation will only last a week.

"I'm not pleased with it," Olympian Meryl Davis told E! News. Davis scored the first 10s of the season during her performance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the Monday, March 31 show.

"We're very upset. But listen, it is what it is. We can't control it. I'll show up to work tomorrow, I will try to be my best," Chmerkovskiy said. "I might cry a little bit when I see who it is because whoever it is, it's not Meryl, so I'll be sad. Then I will gather myself and then somehow pull it out."

Not everybody was upset by the news. "I'm a little bit scared, but it's exciting, too," Olympic gold medalist Charlie White said. "I told Sharna [Burgess] I'm just going to use the opportunity to just try and learn some new things because at the end of the day, this is still our journey and so I gotta make the most of this!"

Watch our interviews with the cast above to find out more about the big Switch twist.

Dancing  With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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