We didn’t know that Brenda Walsh … er, Shannen Doherty … was afraid of anything, but turns out she’s got such a fear of performing live that it can cause her to break out in hives.

Actually, considering we saw a TV critic make her cry during a press junket once, this doesn’t completely surprise us.

And her initial turn on the “Dancing With the Stars” floor — performing a Viennese waltz with partner Mark Ballas — was definitely a nervous one. But she still made the judges — straight “6”s — and her dad (semi)proud.

Bruno Tonioli praised her for tackling such “difficult” choreography her first week out, although he also said she she was swinging around her arms “like a primate.” Meanwhile Carrie Ann Inaba saw definite potential.

“I see something,” Inaba said. “It’s coming.”

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