Kate Gosselin says she has no illusions about her chances to nab the mirror-ball trophy on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Her kids, on the other hand, still think she can go all the way.
“I was in the bathroom the other day with [5-year-old sextuplets] Hannah and Alexis,” Gosselin recounted Monday during an appearance for On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM. “And Alexis said, ‘I hope you get voted through, Mommy. I hope you win!'”
The low-scoring reality mom was blunt in response. “I said, ‘Oh, Lexi, really, I’m not gonna win. The other dancers are a lot better than Mommy.’ And Hannah said, ‘No, they’re not. You’re the best!'”
Regardless of her perceived odds, the 35-year-old says her eight little ones are her prime motivators. “This [DWTS] is the first and only thing I have ever done that my kids care about,” she said. “It pushes me on to do better, to stay on the show…They count down the days until Monday!”
Gosselin’s partner Tony Dovolani, meanwhile, has his own predictions for this week’s show: Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will nail it.
“This is the week I think they will win it,” Dovolani told ESPN. “I think Erin has finally given the reins to Maksim. I’m impressed at how much they’ve accomplished in the past couple of weeks. This is their breakout week.”
What about his own talked-about partner Gosselin? “Some days she comes into practice looking totally defeated…I’m just thankful the audience have kept us in the competition. We hope to ride the wave of momentum.”
Another person in Gosselin’s corner: George Lopez. The late night comic has launched a “Keep Kate” campaign with a corresponding website, KeepKate.com. On Monday’s broadcast of Lopez Tonight, he jokes: “America has spoken, and Kate Gosselin is still alive! My master plan is working! I tweeted that everybody should vote for Kate and why. Do it for her kids. Do it for her poor partner Tony, and most importantly do it for the United States of America.”
Lopez adds, “It’s your duty, America…and remember every vote counts and it’s time to keep Kate alive…you are the change we have been waiting for.”
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