Somebody call Mrs. Garrett because things on Dancing With the Stars are about to go retro!
That’s right, when Kim Fields and Sasha Farber take to the stage during next week’s episode of ABC’s dance competition, they’ll be paying homage to the TV show that gave the legendary sitcom actress her start.
Speaking with E! News’ Sibley Scoles after dancing the salsa to Kim’s fave, Gloria Estefan, Sasha tried to keep their big plans for the coming week under wraps, but after a little prodding, he cracked. “We’re doing an amazing tribute to The Facts of Life, and it’s going to be huge,” he revealed.
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And if you’re thinking Kim reprimanded Sasha with her patented “We’re in troouu-ble!” (her catchphrase from her Tootie days), you’re wrong. She divulged even more intel, admitting that the tribute will be about more than just one of her early career highlights. “A little roller skating, a little nod to the Mrs. Buttersworth’s syrup vibe, a little fox trotting,” she said. “Quite the week.” (Kim famously appeared in a 1978 commercial for Mrs. Buttersworth’s and if you haven’t seen that cuteness, you must.)
Kim also gushed about the highlight of her week: That video chat with Ms. Estefan. “She’s been a hero of mine for decades, and so to be able to make that connection, thank you again,” she said, beaming at the partner who made it all possible.
So how exactly did Sasha arrange for that chat with Gloria? “Just knowing the right people in high places,” he teased.
For more from Kim and Sasha, including an update on her future with The Real Housewives of Atlanta, check out our interview with the pair above.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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