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Chaz Bono on Cher's upcoming visit to 'Dancing With The Stars': 'It's very exciting'

10/10/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Chaz Bono's recent save from elimination during last week's "Dancing With The Stars" meant that viewers will finally get to see his famous mother, Cher, visit the ballroom and Bono couldn't be happier.

"It's very exciting," Bono told to People magazine about Cher cheering him on for Monday's show. "My mom and my stepmom Mary Bono Mack are coming, along with my aunt and uncle and my brother. It will be a real family affair."

Cher is not the first famous family member to grace the ballroom. Check out other celebs who have sat in the audience for their famous friends and family members on "Dancing With The Stars" here.

Chaz Bono was born Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny Bono and fellow singer Cher. Chaz Bono later underwent hormonal treatments to change his gender. He had dedicated his dance on Monday to his father, who died in a skiing accident in 1998.

Prior to the October 4 elimination episode, Cher told her followers on Twitter that she hoped her son made it through to the next round on the dancing competition series so that she could appear in the audience to cheer him on for his next dance. Last week Bono did a dance in memory of his father and despite receiving the lowest score of the night, made it through to the next round.

Bono told the magazine that he asked Cher to be in the audience for the October 10 show. "She texted me right before Monday's show and said, 'I wanted people to be able to feel your presence and not take away from that and I think you've made your presence known now,'" Bono said.

He added, "So I texted her back and I said, 'Okay, so if I make it through this week that means you'll come to Monday's show?' And she said, 'Yes.' "

Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer will be dancing the Paso Doble on Monday night's episode. However, Bono said he is not nervous about performing in front of his mother.

"The pressure of wanting to do good for all the people who are supporting me is so much more intense for me than having my family in the audience rooting for me," Bono told the magazine. "It should be a very fun night."

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