‘DWTS’ Ricki Lake Promises ‘Less Clothing’ to Come

Derek Hough and Ricki Lake (ABC)

Derek Hough and Ricki Lake (ABC)

It’s too early in the game to pick a clear front-runner – and those Vegas odds makers were way off in choosing Elisabetta Canalis early on. But, it’s safe to say that Ricki Lake is truly shaping up to be a potential for season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Ricki and partner Derek Hough brought in a 23 for a fun Jive Monday night, topping the leader board in week two of the competition. “I’m sort of like delirious because it keeps going, this treadmill I’m on. It’s every day and now we’re onto the Rumba,” she told reporters after the show.

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“It’s so much fun,” she continued. “This is the time of my life. It’s one of the hardest things my body has ever been through, physically. I’m really enjoying every minute of it.”

The actress is also enjoying the 12 inches she’s lost so far, which allows her to wear outfits she didn’t think she’d feel comfortable in before. “I feel great. I’m really getting in great shape. I’ll be wearing less and less clothing. The smaller I get, the less will be covered. I certainly am feeling better in my skin. I lost 12 inches now in three weeks. I still have a little ways to go but I’m really, really happy with the progress I made,” she said.

While next week – if the pair survive eliminations tonight – and they will- the pair dance the Rumba, but she’s hoping for a future dance that tips its hat to the movie that made her famous, “Hairspray.” “Yeah, we were talking about that for Broadway week,” she said. Derek said, “We will see. We will see. I have an interesting idea, but I think it would be fun.”

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