Hot on the heels of last week’s unforgettable fall, Kirstie Alley lost her shoe mid-waltz on Monday night’s “Dancing With the Stars." Now, with back-to-back ballroom mishaps, “Dancing’s” former leading lady isn't sure if she still has footwork appeal or just “freak show” appeal.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - waltz
“Look, I’m supposed to be ‘Swan Lake’ out there, la-la-la-la-la,” Alley said in a post-show quote published on EntertainmentWeekly.com. “Instead I’m like, la-la-la-la and (pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy is) supposed to come out to me, but he comes up, and I’m like, ‘My f---ing shoe, my f---ing shoe, my f---ing shoe is off! What do I do?’ I don’t know what you do in these situations! ... I just feel like I want (us) to be the people who dance well. First week, we were the people who danced really well. And somehow along the way we’ve become the freak show.”
While Alley wants to get back in the ballroom game, she doesn’t expect to completely put the “show” behind her.
“The freak show is good, but we need to take the dancing up a notch.”
What do you think? Have the dance floor flubs hurt Alley or simply made her more relatable to the non-dancing masses?
For more ballroom talk, join Anna Chan and me for our weekly “Dancing” live chat today, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. ET.