Ricki Lake - Ricki Lake Shocked At Dwts Progress

Ricki Lake is still "in shock" at reaching the 'Dancing With the Stars' final.

The TV talk show host and her professional partner Derek Hough made it through last night's (15.11.11) semi-final and will contest for the end-of-season trophy against Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke and J.R. Marinez and Karina Smirnoff and the 43-year-old star thinks it is a "miracle" she has gone the distance in the competition.

She said: "I'm sort of in shock. It's sort of a miracle that I'm still here. I'm really working hard. I'm really proud of myself.

"I'm really happy with the way things have gone so far."

Ricki also admitted she doubts anyone who claims to have tipped her to win from the start of the competition because she was such an outsider with bookmakers.

She explained: "I was never the frontrunner. I know everybody will say, 'Oh, I picked her.' No they didn't. My odds were 10 to 1. I know because I checked it out on [bet-placing website] Bodog.com."

The TV personality believes people doubted her abilities because she "didn't look like a dancer" when she began training.

Speaking of her departed rivals, she told People: "You'll get Chynna Phillips and Kristin Cavallari and these athletes like Hope [Solo] - their bodies look like dancers. I didn't look like a dancer from the start."

While she may have been an outsider, Ricki is giving it all she can to ensure she is in with a chance of taking the crown.

She said: "Everything is off the calendar this week for me to focus on the dances. I think Derek has a lot of stuff up his sleeve."


Contactmusic

Tags: Ricki Lake - Cheryl Burke - Chynna Phillips - Dancing With The Stars - Derek Hough - Hope - Karina Smirnoff - KRISTIN CAVALLARI - Rob Kardashian


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Ricki Lake Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ricki Lake

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All