Ricki Lake's Dramatic 'DWTS' Slim Down
September 26, 2011
The Insider's Kevin Frazier catches up with Dancing with the Stars contestant Ricki Lake during a rehearsal with her pro partner Derek Hough. The duo debuts a theme song for their "Team DRickilous" and Ricki reveals how much weight she's dropping from her grueling rehearsals.
Ricki said she and Derek make a great pair because they take the dancing seriously, but not themselves, and she feels lucky to be "learning from the best." But she said the process has been physically draining. "I was prepared to work harder than ever. But it's even harder. I mean every part of my body -- my lower back particularly hurts right now -- but my hips, my knees, I'm 43. I've never danced like this, I've never worked out for this many hours at time, and I am shrinking."
Kevin shows Ricki and Derek a video made by the PS22 children's chorus in which the kids give them help to complete their theme song. Ricki said she was inspired by that video and is also super driven to remain on the show as long as possible because she's donating all her money earned to a nonprofit orphanage and school in Malawi that was started by her nanny.
Watch the video for a preview of the duo's dance steps and be sure to catch the pair's jive routine on tonight's Dancing with the Stars on ABC.