Susan Lucci is shooting the 10,000 episode of All My Children today, and the soap opera vixen, 61, who joined the show as Erica Kane in episode 10 in 1970 and is now competing on Dancing with the Stars, tells OK! she’s nowhere close to retiring from her iconic role.


“I don’t see a time. This character is fantastic and the American public seems to embrace her and it makes me so happy,” she tells OK!.


The 10,000th show, which will air in November on ABC, is giving Susan the chance to “look back on some of the happy times." Some of her favorite scenes, she says, were the ones that had Erica working as a model in New York City in the 1980s shot at Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


"All of that comes back to me," she reminisces. "That was so much fun!”

Meanwhile, Susan delivered her best DWTS performance this week as her Argentine tango with partner Tony Dovolani reminded fans of her dramatic soap opera scenes. Next week, it’s expected Susan will perform the 1970s dance the hustle. How appropriate!

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