Lisa Vanderpump 'Covered' In Bruises From Dancing With The Stars

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Gleb Savchenko and Lisa Vanderpump share a laugh as they rehearse for Season 16 of 'Dancing with the Stars,' 2013 -- ABC
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Gleb Savchenko and Lisa Vanderpump share a laugh as they rehearse for Season 16 of 'Dancing with the Stars,' 2013 -- ABC

Lisa Vanderpump knew it wouldn't be an easy road when she signed on for "Dancing with the Stars," but the British beauty says grueling rehearsals are taking quite a toll on her body.

"I look OK on the outside, but inside I'm falling apart," Lisa told Access Hollywood at her and pro partner Gleb Savchenko's rehearsal in Los Angeles on Friday.

"Oh my God -- I'm covered in [bruises]," she continued. "I mean, it's so much harder than I thought it would be! I have to be honest. It should come with a health warning."

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The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star fared well during last week's Season 16 "DWTS" debut (she and Gleb earned a score of 18 for their foxtrot), but Lisa said she's feeling nervous about tackling the jive for their second dance.

"We don't have the routine down. It's a bit of a rush," she told Access of next week's fast-tempo dance. "I think everybody is struggling. I think I can speak for everybody, because I've been talking to the other cast [members]."

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Adding, "It's kind of intimidating, but you know what? If you land on your a**, or you screw up, that's the journey isn't it?"

"Dancing with the Stars" continues Monday at 8/7c on ABC.

-- Erin O'Sullivan

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