Derek Hough Tells Ricki Lake: You’re Not Kirstie Alley

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough

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updated 09/27/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 09/27/2011 AT 9:35 AM ET

Ricki Lake has made no secret about which former Dancing with the Stars contestant she looks up to as she competes on the show.

But Lake, 42, who continuously says she’s “hoping to pull a Kirstie Alley,” needs to stop focusing on other people’s accomplishments and inspire herself, according to her ballroom partner Derek Hough.

“I told her, ‘No more,’ ” Hough, 26, told PEOPLE backstage after Monday night’s show. “I said, ‘This is about you. This is now time.’ ”


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