Not everyone believes that the reason Christie Brinkley can no longer compete on "Dancing With the Stars" this season is because she broke her arm.
Following the bombshell Monday morning announcement that the 65-year-old supermodel is out of the show's twenty-eigth season just hours before it was slated to begin, it was revealed that Brinkley's daughter, Sailor, would be replacing her.
During the season 11 premiere of "The Wendy Williams Show" that same day, Wendy Williams tackled Brinkley's sudden exit and alleged injury during her Hot Topics segment and, well, she doesn't exactly believe Brinkley's story.
"Well, that looked fake as hell," Williams said in reaction to "Good Morning America" footage showing the model's fall in question. "Let me tell you what I see. I don’t see a wrist and a shoulder being fractured. But that was real cute."
"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," Williams explained of her theory. "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."
In other words, the 55-year-old talk show host thinks that Brinkley faked her injury as part of a plan to ultimately get more publicity for her 21-year-old daughter.
"Now, you know, Sailor is beautiful. She’s a Sports Illustrated model, but that’s not as big as being a Kendall Jenner. In order for girls to get this leg up, it takes more than beauty, you have to have cache. And that 'Dancing with the Stars' has got a lot of eyeballs watching, and Christie really doesn’t need that," Williams went on. "You know who she is. She doesn’t have to dance with the stars for you to know who she is. 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. Although Christie, I must tell you, there wasn’t a believing person in my entire bureau meeting this morning."
"So Sailor will be there. 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 continued. "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."
Meanwhile, People reached out to Brinkley to get her reaction to Williams doubting her story, and she was reportedly very emotional about being called out.
"I’m totally shocked, because I have been there for Wendy Williams. That is so weird," she said while bursting into tears. "I have to give her a call … I’m really stunned."
Season 28 of "Dancing With the Stars" premieres on ABC on Monday night at 8 p.m. EST.