“Dancing With the Stars” contestant and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd has revealed that she’ll be doing the foxtrot with pro-partner Val Chmerkovskiy. When the show premiere on Monday, March 19, Shepherd is going to have some serious support in the audience in the form of co-hosts Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. On the home front, Whoopi Goldberg will be supporting Shepherd from her couch.
Shepherd expressed some trepidation about the premiere, saying, “I am so nervous — like I know it, I believe I can do it. I dance in front of my husband all the time … We did our wedding dance together but that was only in front of 200 people, but this is like 12 million people and then you guys get to sit here and critique it.”
She’s really taken Chmerkovskiy into her family, tweeting, that her son Jeffery wanted to sit with Val on the plane and “Sitting here behind a sleeping @IamValC & @SalfromtheD next to my son thinking how blessed I am 2 have a supportive family #nopricetag.”
This morning (Mar. 16), she tweeted, “Jumped up dreaming of a Mirror Ball from #DWTS until I was brought back 2 reality by my 6 yr old “Mommy I’m hungry.” mommy now. Dancer later”