Ricki Lake Gets First 10s Of The Season On Dancing With The Stars

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Oct. 11 2011, Published 5:30 a.m. ET

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Dancing with the Stars contestant Ricki Lake continued distancing herself from the pack on Monday's edition of the ABC hit, getting the first 10s of the season for her Tango set to the theme from Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, Psycho.

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The Hairspray star, with her pro partner Derek Hough, got a standing ovation for her number. As for the high score, she got the 10s from judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, while Len Goodman gave her nine points, making for the season's best single-week score to-date with 29/30 points.

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"You're like the U.S. Mail, you always deliver; top of the leader board, I think so," Goodman told her, while Inaba summed up Lake's performance as "brilliance in the ballroom."

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The slimmed-down, 43-year-old actress/talk show host, who's engaged to Christian Evans, said she's lost more than 13 inches in a month preparing for the show.

Dancing with the Stars returns on ABC at 9/8c Tuesday with Susan Boyle among the night’s special guests.



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