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Kate Gosselin’s Birthday Wish: Stay on Dancing with the Stars

After a slow start on the season 10 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Kate Gosselin, who turns 35 on Sunday, will have something to wish for when she blows out her birthday candles: Make it through the show’s first elimination, coming this week.

“I hope I’m not one of the first to go,” Gosselin confessed to PEOPLE. “I really like it here. You become close to everybody so fast.”

During Monday night’s show, it was obvious this season’s cast has camaraderie. When the group sat in the new red room, which is now located inside the ballroom rather than backstage, the celebrities and dancers rallied behind one another. Before each performance they lined up outside the room in front of the glass wall to see the live performances up close.

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