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Jonathan Bennett definitely got off on the right foot (pun totally intended) during his Dancing with the Stars debut when he and pro partner Allison Holker impressed the judges with their high-energy jive. But which former show contestant did the Mean Girls star reach out to for an extra boost of confidence?

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“Danica McKellar is a really good friend of mine and right before we came on the show, five minutes before they brought us in here, she walked into my trailer and gave me a big hug and a pep talk,” he admitted on Monday night’s press line. “And also Joey Fatone—I’m friends with both of them.”

Monday night’s premiere was also momentous for Allison, who took her first turn on the DWTS dance floor as a pro.

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“I think it went amazing,” she said. “For me, I am the new person and I don’t know what the first night feels like but what I can say is I love performing with this guy. He has an amazing energy. So no matter what the judges say and what America says I had a blast. That’s number one for me.”

The So You Think You Can Dance vet, who appears to have an unlimited amount of enthusiasm (seriously, her positive spirit is infectious) admits to being a huge Mean Girls fan and says her energy sky-rocketed when she met Jonathan for the first time.

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“It’s crazy,” says the actor of the movie’s mass appeal 10 years later. “It’s one of those movies people don’t just watch one time, they watch it 100 times. It’s the movie you put on default whenever someone comes over.”

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