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OTRC: Ricki Lake: 'I'm bruised from head to toe'

Ricki Lake talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after the September 26 episode of 'Dancing With The Stars.'

Ricki Lake said she is "bruised from head to toe" after a second round on "Dancing With The Stars."

She and partner Derek Hough earned the top scores of the night - 23 out of 30 points - for their Jive (read a recap of the episode).

"I'm bruised from head to toe," Lake told OnTheRedCarpet.com after their performance. "But I'm fine. I'm really taking care of myself and getting a lot of sleep. I'm eating really well and I'm trying to do what he tells me to do. But I hurt, for sure. It's worth the pain."

The two plan to move on to the Rumba dance if they survive elimination on the second results show of season 13 on Tuesday, September 27, following voting by fans.

"It makes me want to go further, get better," Lake said.

The 42-year-old television personality, known for her past syndicated talk show, is also trying to get fit in time to start looking for a wedding dress before she ties the knot with fiance Christian Evans.

Lake announced her engagement to boyfriend Evans in August. The couple met through her best friend and the two have been dating since the summer of 2010. The couple has not announced an official wedding date.

Lake and her first husband, Rob Sussman, divorced in 2005 after about 10 years of marriage. They have two sons - Milo, 14 and Owen, 10.

Last week, Ricki Lake told OnTheRedCarpet.com, she's lost several inches in her waist, hips and legs from dancing.

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

Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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