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Kate Gosselin is breathing a heavy sigh of relief that she wasn't the first to go on Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night (sadly, 90210 alum Shannen Doherty was).

"I don't think I breathed for 10 minutes, and I don't think that's humanely possible," the reality TV mom, 35, told Entertainment Tonight after the show. "I also thought I was going to throw up at the end. My gosh, that is just pure torture, is it not?"

Following low scores and rumors of on-set diva behavior, Gosselin -- who famously sparred with partner Tony Dolovani during a recent rehearsal -- figured her dancing days were done. "She definitely thought she was going home, for sure," professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska told after the show.

Added Louis van Amstel: "We all did."

"She was definitely stressed out," Anna Trebunskaya said of Gosselin. "[Evan Lysacek and I] got lucky because they announced us around the middle, but she had to wait and wait and stand in that red light. That is the worst."

After Gosselin learned she was safe, "the expression on her face changed just like that," Buzz Aldrin told Us. "Amazing."

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