ABC Tells Mike Catherwood to Tone Down the Dirty Dancing

On Monday night's premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Mike Catherwood and his dance partner Lacey Schwimmer received the lowest scores of the night for their foxtrot. But rumor has it that the dancing duo have plenty of spark offscreen, and that’s not making ABC happy.

A source tells RadarOnline that ABC has asked Catherwood and Schwimmer to "tone down the sexual undertones," while another source adds, “they basically told them to cool it with the sexual tension. But they both just laughed about it."

Catherwood and Schwimmer have been quite flirtatious with each other and after one of their routines, Mike joked, “the best part about the routine was grabbing her butt.”  After saying that she and Mike, “would make a great couple,” Schwimmer even admitted that she’s seen him "from the waist down completely nude now.”

“We definitely have a connection whether we want to admit it or not,” Schwimmer added.

Reportedly, Catherwood has a girlfriend, but a source tells RadarOnline that they are “on the rocks.”

If there is something going on between Catherwood and Schwimmer, it wouldn't be the first time a DWTS contestant has started a romance with his dancing partner. Mario Lopez started dating his partner Karina Smirnoff on season 3 of the show and they finished the season in second place.