‘Dancing With The Stars’ Was ‘Such Hell,’ Lance Bass Says

'I feel for them,' former contestant tells MTV News.

Lance Bass competed on “Dancing With the Stars” way back in the fall of 2008, and while he managed to finish in third place (the show’s current host, Brooke Burke, won that season), he admits that right now the show is anyone’s game. So that means anyone from the Situation to Audrina Patridge to Brandy has a chance of taking home the mirror-ball trophy.

“I haven’t watched the last two seasons, but this year, it’s on my TiVo, and it’s exciting,” Bass told MTV News earlier this week at “The Social Network” premiere, where he was supporting his old pal Justin Timberlake. “It’s interesting when you know what they’re going through.”

So, what is it that they might be going through? “It’s hell! It’s such hell! So you feel for them,” he explained. “It’s kind of like a little club that everyone has that only they can understand. So, I feel for them.”

With a mixed bag of celebrities vying for the big prize this season, which is now going into its third week, it seems that there isn’t yet a front-runner in the latest installment of the ballroom-dance drama.

Bass said he loves watching Kyle Massey. “I think he’s awesome. He’s just such a personality out there,” he raved, noting there are a few other standouts, none of whom are known for their turns on MTV reality TV.

“Brandy’s doing great. I think Kurt Warner’s actually doing really good. Football players, they always surprise. No one’s really a leader in my mind, right now. But we got a long way to go.”

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