The Situation: I’m A ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Underdog

'I promise to try my hardest,' 'Jersey Shore' star says.

While the rest of his “Dancing With the Stars” castmates are busy making the press rounds and hitting up rehearsals, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is missing out while filming his hit MTV show. But don’t feel too bad for him: He knows he’ll be able to play catch-up.

“I’m going to lose a couple days practice,” he told People magazine. “But I don’t mind being the underdog. I promise to try my hardest and practice as much as I can and be the best that I can be. I hope the Situation Nation shows up to support me. … I have a ticket or two reserved for Pauly D and Snooki.”

The Sitch admits he’s feeling pretty lucky these days, given the fact that, come September 20, when the new season of “DWTS” begins, he’ll be on two hit shows. “It’s pretty unbelievable for me to be on one of the biggest shows on MTV to one of the biggest shows on TV,” he explained. “There’s enough Situation to go around.”

Fellow MTV star Audrina Patridge is also looking forward to hitting the floor, even though she has very little professional dancing experience. “I’ll go out with my girlfriends and dance,” the former “Hills” star said. “When I was a little girl, my mom put me and my sister in ballet, jazz and tap.”

Another “Dancing With the Stars” newbie, Bristol Palin , spoke to “Good Morning America” on Tuesday (August 31), revealing that her partner is Mark Ballas. More partners are expected to be announced Wednesday on “GMA.”

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Don’t miss “Jersey Shore” every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.