Whew! Mills Survives Week One

Beatles ex chats about Dancing With the Stars on just one good leg
By Sarah Seltzer,  Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2007 11:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Disabled Dancing With the Stars contestant and tabloid target Heather Mills (formerly Ms McCartney) says her one leg "turned to jelly" when she realized she was staying for another week on the show. Mills writes about her experience for USA Today, talking up her designated charities (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals, anyone?) and sharing prosthesis stories.

Mills dances for the same reason she skis and rollerblades, she says: to inspire other disabled people "to see that anything is possible." Oh, and to get some good press. "After 10 months of hiding under the parapet and still being shot down by some British tabloids, I thought, 'What the heck?'" Mills says.