Jodie Sweetin isn’t the first Fuller House star to try out her dancing shoes on Dancing with the Stars. Candace Cameron Bure entered the competition for Season 18 and as an old hand at the dance competition, Bure was only too happy to offer some words of wisdom to Sweetin.
Jodie Sweetin Reveals The Inside Details Of Candace Cameron Bure’s Season 18 Dancing With The Stars Performance
In talking about her own appearance on DWTS, Jodie Sweetin found herself revealing more about her Fuller House co-star’s experience in the dance competition. Sweetin couldn’t help talking about Bure, because, as she revealed in a recent interview, Candace guided her with some sound advice. As has sometimes been the case on Full House, Candace has acted as a kind if a mentor to Jodie, sharing her experience in the hopes that it would help Sweetin with her own Dancing with the Stars performance.
“Monday nights were really hard for her,” Ms. Sweetin said of Cameron Bure’s stint on DWTS.
Jodie reveals that her Fuller House co-star felt that she’d bitten off more than she could chew in the beginning, but that she soon got a grasp on those live performances.
“She kind of freaked out,” Sweetin says. “[But] she told me to enjoy it.”
Sweetin says she’s really taking Candace’s advice. The Fuller House actress says she told her Dancing with the Stars partner, Keo Motsepe, that her goal was just to enjoy the experience.
Jodie Sweetin And Keo Motsepe Parody Fuller House
Jodie and Keo offered up a tribute to Fuller House fans with a dance parodying the show’s theme song for the Dancing with the Stars premiere. For their second dance, Sweetin and Motsepe did the tango, set to “Confident,” by Demi Lovato. The duo’s tango earned them 20 out of a maximum of 30 points.
“We went out and had fun, we did what we wanted to do,” Sweetin says. “We watched videos of all our rehearsals, and now we just watched the video back of tonight and we were really happy with it!”
Jodie wasn’t alone with her good feelings about Monday night’s DWTS performance. The cast of Fuller House was there to cheer her on and they were all impressed by Sweetin’s dancing, as could be seen in their supportive tweets throughout the night. Joining Candace Cameron Bure in the Dancing with the Stars audience were Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, and David Coulier.
After that premiere episode, Sweetin admitted she was feeling the jitters about dancing on national television, but she added that she tries to face her fears in whatever she’s doing.
“I feel great about how things went tonight, but that doesn’t mean I have any less fear about next week,” confessed Ms. Sweetin. “I think I’ll be nervous every show.”
Jodie was only 5-years-old when she joined the cast of Full House in 1987, playing middle daughter, Stephanie Tanner. Even at that young age, Ms. Sweetin was already an experienced dancer, having been a student of both tap and ballet classes since she was 3-years-old. The Dancing with the Stars performer showcased her dancing abilities in several Full House episodes.
Sweetin recently revealed that she ran into some trouble shortly after Full House ended its eight-year run, developing an addiction to crystal meth. She says it was a struggle to overcome the addiction, but happily adds that she’s celebrating five years of sobriety.
This year, Jodie Sweetin returned to the limelight with the rest of the Full House cast for the Fuller House revival series.
Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday nights on ABC. Check local listings for times.
Fuller House has been renewed for a second season.
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