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'Dancing With the Stars' Derek Hough: "I'm ready to dance"

It's been a crazy week for "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" partners Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough. After a neck injury forced Derek to the sidelines, Mark Ballas, Shawn's winning partner from Season 8, stepped in, rehearsing with Shawn to Derek's choreography. Mark also filled in for Derek in Monday's (Nov. 5) performance show, leading Shawn to her first perfect score of the season. When we asked Derek backstage how he felt watching from the audience, he insisted: "I was happy, it was part of the process. All season long, I felt really strong about performances regardless of the scores, and this week we dedicated to doing choreography that was clean and more traditional -- and I think that paid off tonight." Judge Len Goodman certainly didn't complain about "frippery." "I was delighted," said Mark about their performance. "I just felt really good all week." "He was laughing," Derek revealed, "because it was a Wednesday,...


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