Steve-O Taking 'Dancing with the Stars' Seriously

Among all the participants of the new season of Dancing with the Stars, Jackass prankster Steve-O is arguably the odd man out. I can imagine him jumping into garbage, getting his foot bitten by an alligator and drinking rotten milk but it's hard to picture him on his toes on primetime TV with a more serious demeanor. But that's no laughing matter, according to fellow Dancing with the Stars fellow contestant Gilles Marini, who is most noted for playing the role of Dante in Sex and the City: The Movie.

He truly cares, Marini told of Steve-O's upcoming stint on Dancing with the Stars. "He's gonna really work hard, and he's going to do wonderful. I give him all the props in the world."

But Marini, who is paired with professional dance partner Cheryl Burke, isn't the only one who has something nice to say about the 34-year-old daredevil performer. Steve-O's partner, Lacey Schwimmer, describes him as this little dark horse of the competition since people have the wrong idea about him don't really know what to expect. But Schwimmer disproves all the notions.

Steve-O is a workhorse. He is here everyday, five hours. He says, Is five hours enough, Lacey? Do you think I need more than that?' So he's just such a hard worker and we're in very intense rehearsals everyday,'' Schwimmer told People.

It's funny because he's been eleven months sober from drugs and alcohol and so I think his mind is now thinking, I really have to now achieve this goal. I have to do this.' His head is really clear. I look up to him in that sense because as hard as he's working on so many things, I feel like I should be working harder. I wasn't expecting how nice of a guy he turned out to be and how much of a gentleman and how adorable he is. He's so sweet and so cute and everyone who meets him just falls in love with him'' she added.

Fans can catch Steve-O as he makes his dancing debut on Dancing with the Stars when season 8 premieres on March 9 on ABC.

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