Cheryl Burke: Low Scores Motivate Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke

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updated 09/25/2011 AT 9:00 PM ET

originally published 09/26/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET

Last week Rob did really, really well on Dancing with the Stars. I’m proud of him! He’s never danced in front of anybody or danced period, so he did a great job. And his whole family was there to support him, which was really nice. He was happy with his performance, but I don’t think he was happy with his scores. I told him it’s better to start off low and improve every week.

Rob’s not an entertainer. He’s not an actor. He’s not a singer. He doesn’t have a loud personality. He’s really shy. If you think about Keeping Up with the Kardashians, he’s always been in the shadows of his family and his sisters. He’s doing something totally different on our show.

He expected to be a lot more nervous than he actually was when we danced. He didn’t do anything wrong during our performance. He didn’t mess up. I think he’s just really happy he got through it.

Even though Rob’s family has such a high profile and are so well known, I was nervous it was going to be us going home – especially being in the bottom like that – because our scores were low.


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