Chaz Bono has lost 5 lbs in six days for the new season of hit ABC show Dancing With The Stars.

His dance partner Lacey Schwimmer has also revealed just how seriously the 42-year-old is taking the competition. Speaking to People she said "When I first met him, he didn't want to do anything that made him look silly" also saying how happy she is with her new partner's attitude "He's lost five pounds in six days. He says he's not eating any differently, he's just dancing. He is so nice, and he's such a kind person. I couldn't have asked for a better partner this time." The new season starts on September 19th and will see a host of celebrities competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy including Hollywood actor DAVID ARGUETTE, NBA star Ron Artest and chat show host Ricki Lake. Schwimmer is no stranger to Dancing With The Stars as she has appeared on five previous seasons. The 23-year-old is also hoping that Bono's celebrity mother Cher will make an appearance on the show saying , "Rumour has it that Cher wants to come to the show, so I hope that's still in the works. I'd love to meet her."

Chaz Bono is the son of famous pop duo Sonny & Cher and is an outspoken advocate of transgender rights. He has also managed to publish several books including his 2003 memoir The End of Innocence which discusses in depth his famous parents as well as his music career and life.