Don’t pop the champagne just yet! Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars will crown its winner on Tuesday, Nov. 26, amongst finalists Jack Osbourne, Corbin Bleu and Amber Riley. But after the contestants learned they were safe from elimination on Monday night, they allowed themselves to start fantasizing about how they would celebrate a victory.
“Well, Thanksgiving! So I’m going to give thanks to Cheryl . . .” Osbourne, 28, joked to reporters Monday about his professional dance partner Cheryl Burke. “No, in a weird way you don’t have time to celebrate. You get on a plane and go to New York, come back and it’s Thanksgiving.”
But the reality star, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 2012, does have a fun idea of what to do with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
“What I plan to do is, if I do have a Mirrorball — which I probably won’t — but if I do, I’m going to do an Amelie thing and take pictures of me with it all over the world,” the father to 19-month-old daughter Pearl shared. “Like, here’s me with the Mirrorball at the Great Wall of China! Paris! Milan!”
Bleu, 24, meanwhile, told reporters he was “trying to stay focused” and not think about winning or losing. But once he’s done with the ABC reality dance competition on Tuesday, the High School Musical alum plans to relax.
“When it’s all over, it’s about spending time with my family,” he said. “It’ll be Thanksgiving and I’m just going to go and eat and sleep and chill with my family. I can’t wait to sleep a whole day. I’m going to get up and not dance! As much as I love dancing, I’m ready not to dance.”
Win or lose, Riley, 27, is proud of what she’s accomplished on DWTS.
“I try to give 100 percent to whatever I do, but I didn’t expect to learn so much outside of dancing about myself,” the Glee actress told Us Weekly on Monday. “It’s like this spiritual journey because you’re putting yourself in a position to learn something new every day. You’re purposely putting yourself in an uncomfortable position, and you’re fighting through every single week. I’ve just learned — I knew I was a fighter — but I’m a fighter. I can do whatever it is I set my mind to.”
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