‘DWTS’ Melissa Gilbert compares the quickstep to childbirth

Will she take home the trophy?

Mrs Carter: We know the quickstep is hard, but come on!

Former ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Melissa Gilbert has already become a fan favorite on this season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and makes dance look completely effortless, but Gilbert says that learning the moves is actually incredibly difficult.

On tonight’s episode of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Gilbert and her pro dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be taking on the quickstep, a dance that is sure to give even the best dancers a run for their money. In Gilbert’s new blog on People, the actress compared the quickstep to childbirth.  She wrote;

“I didn’t want to use the extreme statement just yet but honestly, this is one of the most vexing, frustrating things I have ever asked my body to do. Childbirth is easier.”

Luckily for Gilbert she is partnered up with Chmerkovskiy who is known for pushing his partners to get the best performance out of them.  She said;

“God bless my partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who, for some unknown reason, believes that I can actually do this and make it look fun and graceful. I want to – I really do.  I absolutely adore Maks and don’t want to let him down. I’m hoping that with the costume, makeup, hair, lights and audience, I will rise to the occasion.”

Who are you rooting for on this season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’?  Are you hoping that Melissa will take home the mirror ball trophy?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Photo: ABC, Melissa Gilbert, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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