brooke burke kimmel 'Dancing With the Stars' Brooke Burke on 'Kimmel': 'I'm kind of rooting for Kate [Gosselin]'“Dancing With the Stars” co-host and former contestant Brooke Burke jumped from Monday’s (April 5) live performance show over to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to talk about what the stars are really going through … and why she’s pulling for Kate Gosselin.

Burke, the “DWTS” Season 7 champion, started off my saying that it’s much easier to host than be a contestant.

“I don’t think people realize how difficult it is,” Burke tells Kimmel.

Since reality TV mom Kate Gosselin seems to be taking a pretty good beating from the judges each week, Burke has developed a soft spot for her.

“I’m kind of rooting for Kate. And the reason I’m rooting for Kate is I like the underdog. I want her to conquer this. I want her to pull it together and be able to do something she’s terrified of that she doesn’t think she can do.”

Of course Kimmel reminded Burke that Gosselin has made some pretty bold claims that she thinks she can win the whole competition. Burke still had Gosselin’s back.

“This woman has 8 kids. So mother to mother, if you’ve got 8 kids and you’re queen of multi-tasking and you’ve done that, what can’t you step out in the world and do? I want her to succeed at this.”

We’ll see if Burke will get to see the famous mom hang around for one more week when another contestant gets the axe during Tuesday’s elimination show on ABC.

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