Kirstie Alley Explains Relationship With ‘DWTS’ Partner Maksim [AUDIO]

May 23, 2011 9:13 am

Kirstie Alley phoned in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Monday to discuss her experience on ABC’s hit competition show “Dancing With The Stars” and her relationship with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Kirstie exclaims, “I’m amaze-balls that I can hold up.” Adding, upon going in to the show, “I thought it would be a little easier and I thought I’d be a little better and when neither of those were true, I had to really dig in and really work hard. I thought I was in shape because I had lost 70 pounds and I’m competing against size ones and age fourteens and I’ve had to take it up like 5,000 notches.”

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As for her partner Maks, Kirstie shares, “Maks and I will be friends for eternity, it’s like soul friends.” Adding, “it was a match made in heaven and hell because we’re volatile and too much alike…every week I go I’m not going to yell…[but] we’re just not sweet people!”

Kirstie explains the friendly tension as, “we but-heads.” Laughing she’s realized, “I’m not going to win [with him] — he is stronger than me, he is more persistent than me. And when we butt-heads, he tells me ‘you will not win this battle, you have to do what I tell you to do’.” In which Kirstie admits, “[and] I can’t tell you how long its been since someone has told me what to do!”

As for Kirstie’s support throughout the season, the sixty year-old explains, “I think maybe people can identify with me because it isn’t a cakewalk. There’s a lot of elements that would seem to be against me but I don’t really care I feel sort of ageless — in fact, I didn’t know how old I was until they broadcast the show and tell it every thirty seconds.” Concluding, “I’ve never had much attention on [my age] so that’s the weirdest thing for me.”

Listen to the full interview for more from Kirstie, like whether she has a Chelsea Kane dartboard or not, and be sure to catch Kirstie on the finale of “Dancing With The Stars” tonight on ABC @ 8/7c

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