‘Dancing With the Stars’: Chelsie Hightower and Helio Castroneves Talk Aging and Guilty Pleasures (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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Helio Castroneves can’t help but compare his Dancing With the Stars: All Stars partner Chelsie Hightower to the last partner he had five years ago: Julianne Hough.

Hightower has some big shoes to fill though — Castroneves and Hough won the Mirror Ball Trophy on Season 5. Hightower has never won in her six seasons on the show.

“Chelsie is an amazing talent, very much similar to Julianne. I have to say that she’s pushing harder, which is quite unusual,” Castroneves told Celebuzz when we caught up with the pair at rehearsal last week.

“Well, it’s the all star season! I have no other choice,” Hightower added.

So is Castroneves also working harder, since he’s had a five year break from competitive dancing?

“Maybe . . . actually, five years later, it does count,” he said.

What else did the pair reveal about the new season of ‘DWTS?’

With so many familiar faces on the All Stars edition, Hightower says it’s “cool to have everybody back.”

“It’s like one big party,” she told us.

But has anyone really been partying?

“It’s very hard to see each other. We’re practicing so much that the only guy I see all the time is Joey Fatone. He’s everywhere,” Castroneves said.

Celebuzz also asked the pair if they are practicing any strict diet regiments.

“I eat everything … well, not everything, I’m racing all the time. But I don’t eat red meat,” Castroneves told us.

“I love dessert, chocolates — my guilty pleasure — soft drinks,” he continued.

The next episode of Dancing With the Stars: All Stars airs on Monday at 8PM on ABC.

For more of our interview with Chelsie Hightower and Helio Castroneves, check out our video above.

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