Ricki Lake Says She Has Lost 12 Inches Since Being on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ [AUDIO]

September 26, 2011 7:56 am

Ricki Lake called into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday to chat about being on “Dancing With The Stars,” her dance partner Derek Hough, and how much weight she has lost since being on the show.

The new season of “Dancing With The Stars” started last week and Ricki says, “Insane this schedule. I mean I love it, but every part of my body hurts. I am driven to work as hard as I can, but I feel like I am on this treadmill and it is speeding up and I am holding on for dear life. But I am so into this experience.”

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Well, it looks like all the hard work is paying off, because Ricki and Derek wowed the crowd last week with their Viennese Waltz.

The crazy dance regimen is also paying of in other ways. Ricki told us she has lost more than 12 inches in only 3 weeks. Saying, “I lost 4 inches in my waist. I lost 4 inches in my hips, everywhere and it is just so strange. This time around it is so different because it is exercise oriented versus starving myself.”

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“I am committing 110% to this thing and it is not just to win it, it is more about pushing myself to become a real dancer. To get my body in the best shape I can. I have zero dance training, so he [Derek] is starting from scratch with me and he is awesome.”

With all the hook up rumors that surrounding dance shows, that we asked Ricki if she has ever thought of hooking up with her hottie dance partner? “No no no no. He is like a little brother. If I was single? No, he is so young. I asked him if he had ever been with a cougar and he said ‘yes.'”

“Dancing With The Stars” airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC at 8/7c.

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