September 07, 2009 03:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
Derek Hough has had it pretty rough as far as his celebrity partners on Dancing With The Stars.Â First it was hottie actressÂ Shannon Elizabeth,Â who ended up being his real life girlfriend until a few weeks ago, and now it’s model Joanna Krupa.Â Keep reading to hear what Derek had to say about the new batch of celebrities, including his own partner…
Derek told E! News that he is often surprised by certain celebrities and their dance abilities. “Some people who you think are going to do great, you see them and you think, Wow, they’re not as good as I thought,” Derek said. “Or some people, like Tom DeLay, might come out here and rock everyone’s world.Â I met [DeLay] the other day, and he has so much charisma.Â He’s just this lively guy. Sometimes that alone can do wonders for you.”
Of his own partner, Joanna Krupa, Derek said, “She’s all worried that people are going to think she’s a big bitch.Â But for me, she’s not at all. She’s very, very sweet.”Â The pair will be dancing the salsa for their debut.Â ”The models always kind of have that stiff thing going on, not being able to loosen up,” he added. “But she’s working it out and doing good.”
Dancing With The StarsÂ kicks off Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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