Tonya Harding, 47, is back in the spotlight and loving every minute!
The former figure skating champ — who received years of backlash for her alleged planned attack on ex-rival Nancy Kerrigan — is enjoying her TV comeback with the cast of DWTS.
Her inclusion on the show came after her film, I, Tonya, received critical acclaim.
Harding recently told reporters that she had been miserable for years following her Kerrigan, 48, drama. She added that after telling her story (in the film) and joining the dancing show, she finally felt respected.
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While on a break from DWTS practice this Wednesday, Harding drank a cup of coffee and took a smoke break with a pal.
She seemed relaxed amid the vicious backlash surrounding her presence on the show.
“Tonya joining this season’s cast may be great for ratings, but it is a nightmare for production because she is one of the most demanding and difficult people in the industry to work with,” an ABC insider told RadarOnline.com earlier this month, adding that the blonde star requested an enormous amount of money following her film’s success!
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