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TCA Press Tour, Gilles Marini

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Gilles Marini may have needed surgery because of an injury he suffered while competing on Dancing With the Stars, but that's certainly not keeping him away from the upcoming first all-star edition of the show.

"I pulled my groin the first week," the Sex and the City stud remembered of his first time going for the disco ball trophy when he spoke with me earlier this week at the Hit & Run premiere.

"I got tendinitis here and there and I fractured my shoulder the first. I did it all and I'm going to do it again…I'll do it to the death."

Marini, 36, admits he was a bit surprised he wasn't paired with his original partner, Cheryl Burke. Instead, he'll be dancing with Peta Murgatroyd, 26.

"I just met her yesterday and I got over it," he said. "I'm concentrating on who I'm going to dance with and she's a genius dancer and sweet."

They haven't started working together yet, but Marini has started his training. "I hurt something already," he said, rubbing the back of his left knee. "I think it's the MCL. But who cares! I will still dance."