Ricki Lake is continuing to wow the judges and America with her skills on the dance floor. The TV personality delivered a very sensual and moving Rumba Monday with pro partner Derek Hough on Dancing With the Stars and landed on top of the leaderboard for Week 3.
The emotional meaning behind Ricki’s dance was representative of a rollercoaster of events last year, when she found love again with her current fiancé after her house burned down in a fire and she went through a divorce.
Ricki, with her fiancé cheering her on from the audience, brought out a sensual side during her rumba with Derek and earned a score of 27 out of 30 from the judges — the highest of the night.
“Ricki Lake is on fire! Honey, you are looking fierce,” Carrie Ann Inaba praised, and Bruno Tonioli compared her every step to “a word in a poem.”
Catch Ricki’s performance in the clip, via ABC, below!