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Celebs stress levels run high on 'Dancing'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The celebrities are starting to really feel the heat now that they are in week five of "Dancing With the Stars." "There's the stress of being away from my kids, getting home, dumping my suitcase, repacking and getting back here three days later," said Kate Gosselin. "All the while I am taking care of my kids, putting time into them, as well as six hours of dance every day."

The dancers are all putting in a lot of rehearsal hours. And most of them are feeling stressed, but all in different ways.

"I honestly think it is the high expectations. I think people assume you'll be great. But then you feel you can't make a mistake, or have imperfections. That's the pressure she puts on herself," said professional dancer Derek Hough.

"It is stressful when he is not dealing with my attention deficit disorder," said Erin Andrews.

"It is severe, her attention deficit disorder," said professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"One of the stressful things is you don't get enough snack breaks," said Niecy Nash. "I think it is imperative to our well being. I think that's why a lot of these contestants have been arguing, because they're hungry."

And then there's the competition's coolest dude who takes everything in stride.

"I'm stress free. There is nothing to stress about. I get nervous before a football game. I have been playing for 10 years and before kick-off I get nervous. It is the same feeling, but stress no," said Chad Ochocinco.

You can catch all of the "Dancing" action starting at 8 p.m. on ABC7.


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