Kate Gosselin and her dance partner Tony Dovolani got no love from the judges on Monday night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. The reality TV mom was rewarded with an evening low of 15 points for her efforts following a fox trot inspired by the 80′s teen classic The Breakfast Club.
RadarOnline.com‘s Tina Malave caught up with Gosselin and Dovolani following the show, getting their thoughts on a night when judge Bruno Toniolo told the TLC star: “Darling, I think Tony could have had more life out of a frock and a coat hanger.”
Dovolani admitted he was upset by the evening’s turn of events.
“Why wouldn’t be we be sad? We just took a beating,” he told RadarOnline.com. “I honestly thought the judges were going to like it. They’re not just being mean to Kate, we’re a dancing duo.”
Of the roasting she received from the judges, Kate added, “I’m just going to say it again, yeah it’s upsetting, they got to me a little this week.
“But I have to say: there’s our viewers, and voters, and fans that vote for us, and I just have to say this is the first time in my life where I’m over-the-top awed by the love of people that believe in us, and me specifically.”
We asked Kate about funnyman George Lopez‘s newfound interest in her, specifically Keep Kate, his grassroots campaign to keep the mother-of-eight on the ABC ballroom competition regardless of how well she dances.
“I don’t care why they’re voting, if they want to see the train wreck, then keep tuning in, I don’t care. I just want to keep on, cause my kids think it’s great and they want to watch,” Kate said. “My kids want to watch me regardless of what I’m wearing, how I’m doing and they’re my greatest voters.”
We’ll see if Kate makes the cut when Dancing With The Stars returns at 8/7c Tuesday on ABC.