Booted ‘Dancing’ Star Jaleel White: ‘I Made Some Great Friends Here’
First Published: May 2, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jaleel White was the latest contestant to get the boot on “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday night and though disappointed, the actor said he has no regrets.
“I made some great friends here, man. This is a fraternity,” he told Access Hollywood, following his and professional partner Kym Johnson’s elimination. “I will be a little sad [that] I’m not going to get up in the morning and go and go train.
“I want to keep my waistline! I don’t know how I’m going to do that,” he added.
The former “Family Matters” star said he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll continue dancing now that he’s off the show, but he’s happy to know he can bust a few impressive moves if need be.
“I don’t’ know [if I’ll continue], but I’ll definitely tell you this — I definitely wouldn’t shy away from any role or anything that incorporated dance,” he told Access. “Before, I definitely would have, you know, run to high [ground] for cover.”
So, what did he gain from the “DWTS” experience?
“Just more patience with myself,” he said. “Trust the Lord above that he put you on a path for you to succeed, that, you know, in five days I can [learn] a dance and present it to America.”
“Dancing with the Stars” returns on Monday at 8/7c on ABC.
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