Ricki Lake will pair with Derek Hough to compete at this upcoming season of ABC’s dance contest named Dancing With The Stars. Ricki Lake shared on Monday that Kirstie Alley's performance on last season's Dancing with the Stars was an inspiring factor in her decision to join the show. She'll be competing against longtime pal David Arquette: "I love David, and I think he's really going to be a challenge and I'm just going to hopefully get inspired by him”.
Moreover, a YouTube video following Monday night's cast announcement made by the talk show host to tell fans that she is "terrified" at the prospect of hitting the dance floor but desires to channel the spirit and success of Alley. More detailedly, Lake told: "I am not a trained dancer, I have no idea what I'm doing! I hope to channel Kirstie Alley because she was a big inspiration to me last season. She looked amazing. She's a beautiful dancer and I hope I do half as well as she did." The Hairspray beauty added that signing on for Dancing with the Stars was a "huge undertaking" but she is determined to "give it all" and make her professional partner proud. One more interesting, like Kirstie, Marie Osmond and Kelly Osbourne before her, Ricki always hopes her hard training and hours preparation for competing to win the ballroom glory help her to lose some extra pounds for her second upcoming wedding next year with Christian Evans who she was engaged earlier last month. Her first marriage with Rob Sussman in 1993 ended in 2003 after 10 years of marriage. They have two sons named Milo, 14, and Owen, 9.
Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Contestant: Ricki Lake
Derek Hough will be Ricki Lake’s partner in Dancing With The Star 2011
Ricki Lake credited Kristie Alley as her inspiration for her aim to join this competition
Kristie Alley lost much weight after finishing her competition in Dancing With The Stars 2010
Ricki Lake is hoping to get rid of some extra pounds for her second upcoming wedding next year with Christian Evans who she was engaged earlier last month
In early 2007, Lake pursued successfully a "new routine" resulting in over 125 pounds of weight loss. The talk show host said: "I compensate -- I eat, then I work out that much harder.”
Bride-to-be Ricki Lake and groom-to-be Christian Evans
The newly engaged Lake, 42 is an actress and talk show host best known for her role of Tracy Turnblad in the movie Hairspray
Last September, Ricki Lake's rented Malibu home was destroyed by fire; luckily, she and her two sons escaped without injury
Ricki Lake: Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Contestant
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