I’m so very excited to tell you that I’ll be your Dancing With the Stars insider on People this season! In addition to ATFG posts, each week I’ll be sharing training updates, performance recaps and dishing on all of the behind-the-scenes goods on People.com.
Here’s a little taste of my Week 1:
Rehearsals have been going great. I feel like I say that every season but I’m very happy with Nick. He’s come into this competition wanting to give it his all and win the Mirrorball. He’s got his brother’s Mirrorball hanging over his head, but he doesn’t let that get to him. He’s one of the very few partners that I’ve had that hardly ever gets on his phone. He’s always in front of the mirror, ready to learn, and he doesn’t want to take any breaks.
It’s really interesting and a new dynamic for Maks and I to be partnered with another married couple. But Nick and Vanessa both have a job to do, and they both are working so hard, so it hasn’t been a distraction having them at the same rehearsal studio. In fact, I think it’s an advantage to have married couples paired together. I know we’re all going home and showing each other the dances we’re working on at night, and we talk about what’s working and what’s not, and that helps.
Catch Nick and I on Dancing With the Stars, Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. (Oh, and don’t forget to vote for #TeamMomandPops at 1-800-868-3408!)
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