September 12, 2008 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Soap Diva Susan Lucci, 62 is competing this season on Dancing With The Stars and she says that it is her favorite show and cannot believe that she is going to be on it. She didn’t think that she would be able to handle the schedule between working on All My Children and doing the show, but when she saw her friend Cameron do it last season, she thought that she would be able to handle it.
Susan is up against competitor’s half her age this season, some of them being Olympians. She will be competing against volleyball Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, singer Lance Bass, TV personality Brooke Burke, reality star Kim Kardashian, Olympian Maurice Greene, “Hannah Montana” star Cody Linley, singer Toni Braxton, actor Ted McGinley, master chef Rocco DiSpirito, comedian Jeffrey Ross, TV vet Cloris Leachman, and NFL champ Warren Sapp!
She was thrilled to find out that her dancing partner would be Tony. She told The Insider, “I called the producer and thanked her so much. I didn’t know who I’d be getting!”
Tony whose wife went into labor on Monday during his rehearsal with Lucci blogged, “Susan shooed me out the door as soon as I got the call that it was time.” His wife had twins, a boy and a girl!
The show premieres September 22 at 8 PM ET on ABC.
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