March 19, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
As the countdown to ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars season 14 premiere continues, the show’s celebrities and staff are gearing up as well. We heard Tom Beregon’s thoughts earlier, and now, Melissa Gilbert shares her excitement. Melissa recently revealed that she was secretly hoping that she would be paired up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but why? Read on to find out!
Dancing With The Stars kicks off the season premiere tonight, and Melissa Gilbert, who will be blogging the entire season for People Magazine, revealed that she was secretly hoping to be paired with Maks, and then went on to post: “Why, you ask? He’s tough, you say? He’s mean; he makes his partners cry … Why, indeed! I wished for Maks because I knew deep down that he would push me – body, mind and soul – to places I’ve never been.”
And Melissa Gilbert also said that she is getting exactly what she wished for in Maksim Chmerkovskiy, adding that he is a great teacher, but sort of like a big, bad brother. So, what can we expect to see out of these two tonight? According to Melissa: “I’m going into our first week on the air in full-tilt cougar mode. Even the costume is dangerously hot. I have to bring it. I have to step up,” adding for her partner: “So Maks, if you’re reading this, it’s time for you to strap on your seatbelt, because here I come!”
Wow, that sure sounds fiery – we can’t wait to see these two hit the dance floor tonight! What do you think of the cast for season 14 of Dancing With The Stars? Who will you be rooting for? Who do you think is going to rock the dance floor, and who will fail to impress? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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