As the premiere of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” nears, season 14 contestant Sherri Shepherd has her closest friends in her corner.

The co-host of The View has been tweeting like mad about her pre-show prepping and workouts with her professional dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy, but she’s not the only one talking about her new role on the show.

“I’m so excited that my buddy Sherri is finally getting the chance to get her ‘groove on’ on Dancing with the Stars,” Community star Yvette Nicole Brown, one of Shepherd’s longtime girlfriends, tells “She’s been dreaming of this for a few seasons and I’ve been keeping the secret that she was in the new cast for about two weeks now. I’m so glad the news is out — I thought I was gonna explode!”

If Shepherd should feel nervous when she hits the dance floor, she’ll be able to look in the crowd and see a few familiar faces. Her new husband Lamar Sally is sure to be there, and Brown says she just might be too.

“It’s my plan to be in the audience rooting her on every chance I get,” Brown said. “Go get that mirror ball, Sherri!”

Watch the premiere this Monday, March 19th, at 8pm.


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