‘DWTS: All-Stars:’ Derek Hough ‘Loses’ Shawn Johnson in Practice

by | October 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM | Dancing With The Stars, Fall TV Preview 2012, The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and dance pro Derek Hough are among the frontrunners on this season’s “”Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” and while they make for a dynamic duo on the dance floor, the couple is dealing with one little problem.

The 4′ 11″ gold medalist joked on Friday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that Derek “loses” her in rehearsals — because she’s so short.

She also says he “tortures” her during practice by picking on her so much. Calling her a “gymnastic ninja,” Derek then dug himself in a bit of trouble, joking that he’s “used to older women” and looks at Shawn like a little sister. Watch the Clip Above and See What Ellen Gave Them to Help with Their Height Difference.

“DWTS: All-Stars” airs Mondays at 8/7c and Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC.

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Check Out Shawn and Derek’s Second Dance: