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Kirstie Alley's 'Dancing' partner tells her to stop dieting

“Dancing With the Stars” hopeful Kirstie Alley has undergone a dramatic weight loss transformation this season, but if ballroom pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has anything to say about, the actress will soon stop worrying about her waistline.

During rehearsals for Monday night’s Argentine tango, Alley stumbled, tripped and fell her way through the routine. By the time Chmerkovskiy called an end to the dance, the usually sure-footed star explained that she was on the verge of passing out.

“I don’t think I’ve eaten enough,” Alley later confessed to the camera. “I mean, I know I haven’t eaten enough. Today I’ve probably had 150 calories.”

Once Alley’s partner realized the problem, he knew the solution.

“I think it’s time to put a lid on a bit of the dieting,” Chmerkovskiy insisted. “How many calories (per day) are you on now?”

Alley admitted she averaged just 1400 calories. Given that her rehearsal schedule keeps her intensely active for more than 40 hours a week, the pro told her “I don’t think it’s enough.”

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