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.