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KELLY Cartwright doesn’t want any spe­cial treat­ment dur­ing her time on Danc­ing with the Stars.

The 26- year- old Par­a­lympic cham­pion is set to face a huge test on to­mor­row night’s show when she and pro­fes­sional part­ner Damian White­wood take on the Vi­en­nese waltz.

The ball­room style is much trick­ier than last Sun­day night’s Con­tem­po­rary rou­tine which scored 26 out of 40 from Todd McKen­ney, He­len Richey, Kym Wil­son and Bruno To­nioli.

Cartwright’s right leg is am­pu­tated above the knee af­ter she was di­ag­nosed with can­cer in her teens. She wears a ro­botic leg, ad­justed for heels, for her dance per­for­mances.

Last Sun­day, McKen­ney made a point of telling Cartwright that she would be judged ex­actly the same as the 10 other celebri­ties on the pro­gram.

That is fine with Cartwright, who also re­cently re­vealed that she is preg­nant.

“I’m glad he said it be­cause that is what we want,” Cartwright says.

Cartwright and White­wood have been re­hears­ing five hours per day for the past six weeks.

To­mor­row night’s waltz rou­tine is a fore­run­ner to the jive, fox­trot and quick­step that will con­front the pair if they re­main in the com­pe­ti­tion.


TESTED: Kelly Cartwright with her dance part­ner Damian White­wood.

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