Maksim Chmerkovskiy On Kate Gosselin: “She Doesn’t Get It”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy says Kate Gosselin just “doesn’t get” Dancing with the Stars.

In a posting on his TV Guide blog on Monday, the outspoken dancer said the reality Octomom who is currently paired with Maks’ good friend Tony Dovolani, doesn’t understand the purpose of the ABC talent competition.

“I’ve spoken to Kate, and I don’t think she gets the point of this thing yet,” wrote Maks — who is partnered with ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews this season. “The pain on her face says it all, which is unfortunate.”

“…She has an opportunity that she won’t have again,” he continued. “It’s a chance for her to focus on something other than personal drama. How many women with multiple kids sit back and reminisce about the days they could go and dance when they watch our show? How many people vicariously live through us? You need to enjoy it.”

Although Maksim thinks Kate needs to get with the program, the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is having her best week yet on DWTS.

Despite custody drama with ex-hubby Jon Gosselin, Kate managed to bring her game face to Monday night’s Dancing. The mother of eight and her professional dancing partner, Tony Dovolani, whipped out a mostly technically accurate tango Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment.”