Wouldn’t it be cool if some exhibition dances were in the works with other past celebrities of Dancing With The Stars? Ricki Lake’s comments to reporters yesterday at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills make me wonder if it’s not possible? Ricki also tells who she is rooting for in the new season and updates us on her dancing, etc. More below…
“I’ve become like an uber, uber ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fan. I think it’s going to be a really exciting season,” Ricki told reporters on Saturday at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills. “And I’m hoping that they ask me to come back and do like one dance or something…. I really hope that I get to come back and do something.”
Ricki said she’s rooting for Kristie Alley, who is one of the alums returning to compete in the all-star edition this fall.
“I’m really happy that she’s back. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do. I also think that guy Gilles [Marini] is really hot,” Ricki laughed.
Asked if she’s still cutting a rug on occasion by a reporter, the talk show host, who has always been open about her struggles with weight, said she hasn’t completely maintained her “DWTS” figure.
“Do I look like I’m still dancing? I have not been dancing,” Ricki said. “I cringe because at the end of the show I had [gotten] in such great shape… I’m still in the jeans, they’re just a little bit tighter now. But I did say to the press that I wanted to keep it [off]. It kills me that I couldn’t, but I wasn’t dancing every day. That show, for three and a half months, seven days a week, on average six to seven hours a day dancing, it’s impossible to maintain, but, I’m working on it.”
You can read the full story at Access Hollywood.