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They’re calling it “Gropegate.” Things got a bit too steamy on last night’s (Monday’s) Dancing With the Stars when bull rider Bonner Bolton seemingly groped pro dancer Sharna Burgess.

The moment was caught by eagle-eyed Twitter users, who spotted Bonner absentmindedly putting his arm around his partner’s waist as he looked in the opposite direction. His hand then fell between Sharna’s thighs before she quickly brushed it.

This set off a firestorm, with many fans accusing the bull rider of being inappropriate. But Bonner explained today (Tuesday) that it was “totally unintentional.” He tells Entertainment Tonight, “I was just stargazed by Nick and Peta’s performance and I was looking at the TV screen. I felt her bump into me yet I wasn’t really looking at what was bumping into me.”

Sharna backs up her partner. After the incident, she tweeted, “Anyone who has the ridiculous idea that it was intentional…is straight up stupid. As in lacking [the] intelligence to realize it was innocent.” She added, “@bonner_bolton’s a true southern gentleman & was so embarrassed that it even happened let alone got caught on camera for gossips to gawk at.”

The two are rumored to be in a “showmance.” So, all’s apparently good. (People)

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