VIDEO: Julianne Hough: Bristol Palin Has a Good Shot at Winning 'DWTS'

The Burlesque star admits she's surprised by Palin's success and explains why she wasn't nervous around Cher

 

Dancing pro Julianne Hough may have moved on from Dancing with the Stars, but that doesn't mean she's not watching. And there's one contestant, in particular, who has surprised her this season.

"I'm intrigued that Bristol Palin's still in it," Hough, 22, tells iVillage exclusively. "I mean, she could win the whole thing. Holy!"

Hough admits keeping up with the reality show has been tough, now that she's busy promoting her first movie, Burlesque (which hits theaters Nov. 24). The novice actress explains that playing a supporting role in the musical film, which stars Cher and Christina Aguilera, was a great stepping stone for her budding movie career.

"I'm so glad that I did not have the weight of the movie on my shoulders for Burlesque," Hough says. "It really prepped me for Footloose because I got to learn the logistics of things."

Watch our exclusive video interview to find out what brought Hough together with boyfriend Ryan Seacrest and why Cher wasn't as intimidating as she expected.

Are you shocked that Bristol Palin has made it this far on DWTS? Chime in below!

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