04/08/2010 at 12:00 AM EDT
It's a description that would have made Simon Cowell
Dancing With the Stars
judge Bruno Tonioli didn't hold back when discussing Kate Gosselin
's less-than-graceful moves on Wednesday's Lopez Tonight
: "Kate is pretty dreadful. She's crap," he told host George Lopez.
Tough reviews aside, the outspoken Italian admitted the mom of eight is "a tough cookie" for facing all the criticism. "She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better," he said. "But it doesn’t really work."
Tonioli also said Gosselin, who has squabbled with partner Tony Dovolani, turns the show into "our own disaster movie" on a daily basis. "2012
is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces," he said.
Who does he like? Tonioli turned on the praise for Pamela Anderson
. "I thought she was going to be terrible . . . but she's not. She's good," he said. "She actually comes out and delivers a performance full of content and she works very, very hard and she is good at it."