Kate Gosselin will have plenty of advice and inspiration for families around the country on her new TLC show, but she won't be offering dance tips.
Gosselin told PopcornBiz her new reality show, "Twist of Kate," will respond to the many letters she receives daily seeking guidance. But that won't include what she's learning as a struggling contestant on "Dancing With the Stars."
"If I get letters saying, 'Please teach me how to dance,' that's probably one I'm going to have to pass on," she says. "I don't think I'm qualified for that. In fact, I'm sure I'm not qualified."
Gosselin has stayed alive in the ABC program's dance competition, despite getting panned by the panel of judges, sometimes brutally. Bruno Tonioli said one one routine by Gosselin and pro partner Tony Dovolani "looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart around the block."
Gosselin recently told Meredith Viera of NBC's "Today" show that she can handle the criticism, and knows it's the fans' votes that keep her going.
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"They believe in me more than I believe in myself, and that's what's kept me on the show," Gosselin said. "Certainly it's not my dancing."
For the upcoming show, the single mother-of-eight will peek into the lives of others to see what challenges they face in raising families and paying bills. Based on the letters she's received, people have some great stories. "There are things I read each week that makes even me say, 'Oh My.' "
Gosselin says she plans to spend about two days each on a family watching how they work and giving bits of inspiring advice from her life starting in the summer. She is not trying to replace Oprah.
"Everyone seems to be asking me that," she said.
Gosselin will also appear with her children in a traveling special on TLC.