Kate Gosselin Says 'Dancing With the Stars' Sends 'a Message to My Kids'

"DWTS" contestant on training: "I will be dancing in the basement."

ByABC News via logo
February 8, 2009, 4:19 PM

March 2, 2010 — -- New "Dancing With the Stars" cast member Kate Gosselin isn't sure how she'll balance training for the show and raising her eight children, but, she said, "There's going to be a dance floor in my basement.

"I have eight kids, and I'm a mom and I have a very full schedule anyway," she said today on "Good Morning America," appearing with professional partner Tony Dovolani. "Obviously, the kids come first. It's going to be hard. I'm determined to do it."

The cast of the 10th season of "Dancing With the Stars" was announced Monday night during the finale of "The Bachelor."

Gosselin, 34, is part of a star-studded cast that includes actress and model Pamela Anderson, legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and ESPN host Erin Andrews.

CLICK HERE for the full list of celebrities and their professional partners and watch the "Dancing With the Stars" two-hour season premiere Monday, March 22, at 8 p.m. ET.

Gosselin gained fame on her TLC reality-TV show "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," which went off the air after she and husband Jon Gosselin got divorced. She said she would commute to and from Los Angeles for appearances on "Dancing With the Stars," and Dovolani, 36, said he's moving in to the Gosselin home in Pennsylvania for training.

When asked if she had any dancing experience, Gosselin said, "not so much," adding that she isn't worried about the notoriously grueling physical preparation for the show. "I will be dancing in the basement" while the kids are in school or asleep for the night.

"That's the part I'm looking forward to," she said. "Beat my butt, because I need to do it. That part I'm not afraid of. Honestly, my mind is willing to do it. It's just making my body figure it out."