Jaleel White is ready to rock the dance floor on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. In a new interview with Starpulse, the actor opened up about his attempt to win the Mirror Ball trophy.
For season 14, Jaleel is partnered up with Kym Johnson and talked about how he’s going to try to win the dancing competition.
When asked how he reacted to learning that his partner is Kym, he revealed, “I was thrilled – it was the feather in my cap! I am happy to have someone reputable and I don’t have to question her background. I’m just doing what I am told with her.”
He was asked what scares him the most about putting himself out there on the show and he said, “Just going from one dance to another one, the sense of accomplishment is a little short lived.”
He was also asked how he feels about being one of the fan favorites this season. He said, “I’ve been on television for a majority of my life and I’m so grateful for that and I’m honored that all the times I have been on television has translated to the fan favorite thing.”
When speaking of being a fan of the show or watching it on television, he said, “I’m not going to be one of those cornball people who work in TV but say they don’t watch TV. I’ve never really watched the show in its entirety but if you are on the net at all you are obviously going to see clips of Rob Kardashian and Hines Ward and whoever and I watched those. So that’s all I really watched of the show but my mom and my manager were huge fans and convinced me to say yes, so that’s basically why I am doing Dancing With The Stars.”
He added, “Can I tell you my secret weapon? I am taking it one week at a time. I’m not thinking about week 5 or 6 – I have five days to prepare for this week and that’s all that matters.”
Will you be rooting for Jaleel tonight?