Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, 41, may be fearless in the kitchen, but when it comes
to the dance floor, he’s scared — of 82-year-old foulmouthed Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman.
“I know everyone thinks I’m crazy,” Rocco tells OK! of his Dancing With the Stars
competitor. “But I think Cloris’ What’s gonna happen next’ factor is a force to be reckoned with.”
Cloris insists her vulgar slipups on the show aren’t her fault.
“Maybe I’m multiple personalities,” she tells OK!. “One of me does not know what the other one is ever going to do, and it’s horrified and terrified.”
Despite his so-so scores, Rocco tells OK! that he and partner Karina Smirnoff aren’t done yet.
“I think we’re in a ‘We can only go up from here’ situation. We set ourselves up perfectly."
However both couples received low scores in Monday night’s judging, with Cloris and partner Corky Ballas garnering 15 points and Rocco and Karina nabbing just 16 points.
Rocco remained upbeat despite the low score, saying “I’m here to have fun."
"This is a magnificent woman,” he told OK! as Karina beamed beside him.