September 27, 2011 – Ricki Lake and pro-dance partner Derek Hough climbed up to first place on the leaderboard on Dancing With the Stars this week.
The eleven remaining contestants all stepped it up on Monday night, with most performing better than last week. Among those who wowed the judges even more this week, were Ricki and Derek with a fast and fun jive.
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The pair performed to a standing ovation from the audience after training very hard all week. They danced a precise and quick jive that was fun and well executed.
Bruno Tonioli said that Ricki and Derek were the first ones of the night to do the “kicks and flicks correctly”, and Carrie Ann Inaba said it was the “best jive of the night so far.”
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Meanwhile, Len Goodman said some of the steps bothered him, but “overall “it was an improvement on last week.” Ricki and Derek got a total of 23 points.
Not only is Ricki dancing fabulously so far, but she’s also losing a lot of weight on the set of DWTS. The talk-show host told Brooke Chabert that she lost 12 inches all around so far since starting rehearsals three weeks ago.
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Tied for second place with 22 points were J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff and Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas. Then, in third place there was a four-way tie between Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani, Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy, Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus and Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke all with 21 points.
Next, Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy came in fourth with 19 points, while Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya landed in second to last with 18 points. Lastly, coming in with the lowest score of 17 were Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer.
One more couple will get booted off in tomorrow’s Results Show, so be sure to tune in starting at 8:00 p.m. for a fun elimination night that will feature entertainment including the Macy’s Stars of Dance.
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