Kirstie Alley Breaks Down During DWTS Rehearsals

Entertainment May. 3, 2011 AT 10:28AM
Kirstie Alley Breaks Down During DWTS Rehearsals Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

The stress of the competition has finally gotten to Kirstie Alley.

While rehearsing with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the 60-year-old actress broke down in tears when he told her to "stop talking" during Monday's episode of Dancing With the Stars.

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"I need a break!" Alley wailed. "You scream and jump around and I'm frustrated."

According to Chmerkovskiy, 31, Alley has what it takes to win the competition -- she just needs a little help getting there. "I don't care about her physical shape because I know she can do it," he explained.

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"Maks puts a lot of pressure and expectations on me. I think that's why I like him, so I have to take it up a notch," Alley added. "I have hugely high standards for myself and so does Maks, so when I think we've pushed ourselves as hard as we can push, we push harder."

Unfortunately for the dancing duo, the judges weren't quite sure what to make of their jive routine.

VIDEO: Maks dishes on his practice sessions with Kirstie

"It was fun, it was high-energy, it was playful. You're an actress so you come out and you act every dance beautifully," Len Goodman, 67, said. "But as a jive, it was most uneventful as far as I was concerned. I can find very little to commend it."

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Echoed Carrie Ann Inaba, 43: "I just love you so much because you bring nothing but complete entertainment, but it wasn't quite enough of the jive. When you went side by side you went completely out of sync. But you are looking amazing! There is such a transformation happening with you, Kirstie."

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