Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) know that she was the first celebrity winner of DANCING WITH THE STARS back in 2005. Tonight, Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC, the Emmy-nominated actress returns to the ballroom and reunites with pro dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy on DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL for a routine that is not to be missed!
“It gives ‘taking it all off’ a new meaning,” Monaco previews to Soaps In Depth about her dance with Chmerkovskiy, her pro partner in DWTS’ All-Stars season. For viewers, the dance which is one that the couple has done before will be highly entertaining. For Monaco, it means getting to have a creative do-over.
“When we did our ‘surfer’ dance in the All-Stars season, I was wired not to take it all off,” she recalls. “Val took one for the team. I felt that hindered our experience. I felt that there was one thing that I did wrong during the All-Star season, and now I got to do it again the way I wanted to do it. Life doesn’t often let you do that and I got to do it again.”
Monaco says she knows how lucky she is to have been part of the dance competition reality series. “I feel like I’ve been struck by lightning a few times,” she acknowledges. “I don’t know why. This time, I felt like I did the dance justice, and that we even did it better. Don’t miss this show!”
Does the former mirror ball trophy winner think that this will be the season that Chmerkovskiy, partnered with Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore, ex-Jackie, GENERAL HOSPITAL), will win? “For sure!” Monaco exclaims. “If he doesn’t win, there’s something seriously wrong with the world. No one else can win this season, in my eyes.”