Joey’s Dancing Advice to Lance: ‘Don’t Suck’
09/22/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
They shared the stage together for years as part of N Sync. Now, Dancing with the Stars veteran Joey Fatone has some words of wisdom for newcomer Lance Bass.
"Don't suck, don't embarrass me, I told him," Fatone told PEOPLE at Sunday's annual TV Guide Emmy party in Hollywood. "If he embarrasses me, I'll kick his a--."
Even though the former boy banders danced for millions of live on stage during 'N Sync's heyday, Bass still has nerves about moving gracefully in front of Dancing's vast TV audience, Fatone, 31, says.
"We'll see how he does, I know he's very nervous about it," Fatone said. "He really wants to make sure he leaves a good impression and does really well. It's all riding on his shoulders in that sense. We'll see what happens."
Dancing begins its three-night season seven premiere tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. --Nicholas White
John Shearer/WireImage; Chris Weeks/WireImage