At one point during an interview with Dancing with the Stars season three winners Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke, Aiken covered Ripa's mouth with his hand in what was interpreted as a gesture for her to stop talking.
Last year, Cheryl appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and also has appealed to younger dancing fans with cameos on such programs as Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
The original judging team for the show was supposed to be Simon Cowell, David Hasselhof and Cheryl Crow, but eventually Hasselhof and Crow were replaced with Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden.
The photographers on the shoot immediately noticed what Cheryl did not; her breasts were now fully visible through her swimsuit, and they began to shoot her picture for over an hour.
It may not have been the very first invisible bathing suit, but it was certainly the first exposure to one for many people, including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Cheryl Tiegs.