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Simone Biles reconciles with 'DWTS' host after 'smiling' remark

The gymnast had a short answer for host Tom Bergeron on Monday's episode.

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Annie Martin
Simone Biles attends The Weinstein Co. and Netflix Golden Globes after-party on January 8. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Simone Biles attends The Weinstein Co. and Netflix Golden Globes after-party on January 8. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

May 10 (UPI) -- Simone Biles cleared the air Wednesday with Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron.

The 20-year-old Olympic gymnast sent her "love" to Bergeron on Twitter after the television personality chided her on Monday's episode for not smiling during her feedback from the judges.

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"We love you tom," she wrote in response to Bergeron's post about the incident.

Bergeron had told fans in a tweet Tuesday that he didn't mean to offend Biles with his remark. He admitted his comment to the star was "clumsy."

"Loved @Simone_Biles crisp response to my clumsy question. Curious how she felt about judges comments, I unwittingly added to the smile pile," he said.

Biles and partner Sasha Farber scored a 36 out of 40 on Monday after judges said the gymnast didn't bring enough emotion to her routines. Biles had a short answer for Bergeron after he asked why more positive feedback didn't elicit a smile.

"Smiling doesn't win you gold medals," she responded.

Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, confessed to Entertainment Tonight after her performance that she isn't sure how to win over the judges. She and Farber have yet to receive a perfect score in competition.

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"I feel like everyone has their own opinion, clearly, but it's just how you take it," the star said. "I feel like I am trying, I am being honest. If they don't see that, I don't know what else more I can do."

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