Shannen Doherty ‘Freaking Out’ Over DWTS Premiere
The actress, 38, is paired with two-time champion Mark Ballas, which should ease the burden somewhat. But she knows the field is competitive this season. "Nicole Scherzinger is amazing. Not only is she really, really nice, but she's a dancer," she said. "Evan Lysacek, being an ice skater, I think he's going to do fantastic. And I think Pam Anderson is just going to be sexy, sexy, sexy, and so much fun to watch."
Doherty mentioned again that her father, who suffered a stroke on Christmas, is an inspiration to her. "It's kind of a negotiating tool," she said. "He's going to go in there and work really hard on regaining his speech and his mobility. And I'm going to get over my fear of a live audience."
Now, if she could just figure out why she's gaining weight, when most contestants say they lose it. "Everyone says it's muscle. I don't see it," she says with a laugh. "I eat so much now, it's insane."
Dancing With the Stars airs Monday (8 p.m. EST) on ABC. --Tim Nudd Jamie McCarthy/Getty
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