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OTRC: Ricki Lake turns 43, still has 'plenty to shake' on 'DWTS'

Ricki Lake talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after first 'Dancing With The Stars' results show on Sep. 20, 2011.

Talk show host Ricki Lake turns 43 on Wednesday and says she's "got plenty to shake still" on "Dancing With The Stars."

"I really take pride in my age. I think I wear it well," said Lake. "You know, I've lived a life, and so I'm getting better with age."

Lake and her partner Derek Hough received 20 out of 30 from the judges for their Viennese Waltz during the premiere of ABC's hit ballroom dancing competition series on Monday (read recap).

They will be back next week to do the Jive, and Lake vowed to work really hard. Her partner said their secret weapon is for Lake to "shake her fun stuff."

Lake said she's "not going to have a problem with that."

The first couple was eliminated on Tuesday. Professional basketball player Metta World Peace, aka Ron Artest, and Peta Murgatroyd were sent home after coming in last place with a weak Cha cha cha that earned them a 14 out of 30 from the judges.

Lake said the competitors have bonded over the last few weeks and she's sad to see World Peace go home.

"I'm a huge [Los Angeles] Lakers fan, and I really loved his energy and personality," said Lake. "I'm really sad to see him go."

Eleven couples will return next Monday, September 26.

(See photos from the episode, as well as video interviews with the cast backstage, updated after every show).

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Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).

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