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Kelly Osbourne credits 'Dancing With the Stars' for weight loss, poses in bikini and praises Bristol Palin

11/05/2010 by Corinne Heller

Kelly Osbourne speaks to OnTheRedcarpet.com after 'Dancing With the Stars' contestants' peformances on Nov. 1, 2010. Kelly Osbourne says Dancing With the Stars, the ABC ballroom dancing show she participated in last year, is the main reason she slimmed down to a size 2.

The 26-year-old, who appeared heftier when she starred with her rocker-father Ozzy in the reality series The Osbournes several years ago, is set to soon showcase her weight loss by appearing on the cover of Shape magazine in a bikini.

"If it wasn't for you, I would be standing here, Mr. Van Amstel," Osbourne told OnTheRedCarpet.com earlier this week, looking at her former Dancing With the Stars partner, pro-dancer Louis Van Amstel. "He changed my life as well as the show did. He got me eating right. He got me working out. He's a huge part of the reason that I changed."

Osbourne, who placed third on Dancing With the Stars, said she was moved to tears when she saw the first photo from her Shape photoshoot.

"I did my first bikini shot that Ive ever done in my life and it was one of the most fantastic experiences," she told the Access Hollywood program. "It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster because I never thought that would be me or Id ever look like that. I can't wait for you to see the magazine the shoot, it made me cry when I saw the first picture."

Kelly Osbourne poses in gold for Sky TV's Sky-HD campaign. (Photo courtesy of Sky UK) Osbourne posed nearly naked and covered in gold body paint for a photoshoot spoofing Shirley Eaton's role in the James Bond film Goldfinger to promote the UK television network Sky's new HD channel package.

Osbourne also praises current Dancing With the Stars contestant Bristol Palin, the daughter of former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.

"Peopel better vote for her because she's what the show is all about," Osbourne said about Bristol Palin. "She's had no experience dancing before, let alone performing experience and she's just getting better and better every week and I applaud her."

Check out the interview with Kelly Osbourne, carried out by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, the parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com:

Check out photos of Kelly Osbourne over the years:

Kelly Osbourne arrives  at the Scream Awards on Saturday Oct. 16, 2010, in Los Angeles. /  Actress and singer Kelly Osbourne arrives for the MTV Europe music  awards in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003. (AP Photos)

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Jennifer Grey, Brandy, and Kurt Warner wait to hear   their fate on  'Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show' (KABC)

Check out photos of the cast in action on Monday below, a recap of the episode, and see video interviews with the cast of Dancing With the Stars' season 11.  

Kyle Massey, Rick Fox, and Jennifer Grey battle for  the mirrorball trophy on week seven of 'Dancing With the Stars' (KABC)

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