He’s back on the road with his brother Nick Lachey as part of 98 Degrees, but don’t expect Drew Lachey to be sharing any fatherly wisdom. He told Parade.com, “I don’t give any advice. That’s rule number one. You don’t tell anyone how to raise their kids.”
Besides, he’s not worried about his brother. “He’s going to love that baby so much, everything is going to be fine,” Drew adds. “I don’t have to give him any advice. He knows how to hold it, love it, and hug it. That’s basically all you have to do. Everything else will work itself out.”
Drew also discussed returning for another season of Dancing with the Stars, what he thinks about his fellow All-Stars, the secret weapon he has up his sleeve, and why athletes seem to win a lion’s share of the trophies. Check out highlights below!
ON HIS COMPETITION:
“Well, there are six champions and a lot of runner-ups. I’m glad I’m able to come back and prove to myself and everybody else that yes, the dancing and the talent have improved every season but season two can still hang! It’s going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to it. I think it will be looser at first until week one. Until they go, ‘oh snap! They brought it. I better step up my game!’ Once that happens, the gloves will come off and people will be competitive. Until that happens it’ll be pretty jovial and fun. We’ll see.”
ON WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO DIFFERENTLY:
“For the most part I left it out there. There are a couple things I would have done differently like different costumes, different choreography. But I don’t do anything halfway and this season isn’t any different. I’ve seen the seasons go by and I know what to expect a little bit more. In season 2, we were stil figuring out what the show was. They had a little costume room and now they like have a sweat shop. It takes up a whole floor. The show has expanded, the cast has expanded. Everything’s gotten bigger and better and shinier with more rhinestones. There’s going to be a learning curve but I feel confident with the knowledge from doing the show.”
ON HAVING NEW MOVES:
“There are certain things I can do physically that we didn’t quite take advantage of [on season two]. Not necessarily tricks but I’m more athletic than we took advantage of. Obviously the choreography is stepped up a lot. There are more dances. At that time, my wife was about to have a baby so I was all over the place. So it will be good to just be able to be there and focus on what I have to do.”
ON PERFORMERS VS. ATHLETES:
“There’s nothing [of a rivalry] that is blatantly out there. A lot of it comes down to [athletes] being able to take coaching, they’re able to listen, they’re 100% focused on the goal. While performers, by trade, we’re a little more creative and out there. So athletes have that advantage. There is some serious competition out there.”
For more of the interview go here.