"It was tough! You know, I did this show with no dance experience. I never thought in a million years I would do Dancing with the Stars," Nikki admitted. "I would've been on Naked and Afraid before I did this show, but it turns out this show is just Half Naked and Terrified, is what it should be called."
But Nikki's early departure might have actually brought her some relief, as she apparently sprained her back during rehearsals and was in severe pain.
"I couldn't even put on a sports bra without crying in agony," Nikki revealed on GMA.
"So I thought I was going to have to drop out, and then I just willed it to feel better and I was able to dance on Monday and Tuesday. Now the pain is like kicking back in. It was pure adrenaline, but we danced. We did! We danced."
"So I wrote some roast jokes because [the judges] were really hard on me and I didn't get a chance to go hard on them back because I wanted to stick around. So I was trying to be nice, but now I'm off, so all bets are off. Len Goodman, the middle judge, he was the cruelest and said some mean things to me," Nikki explained.
"He said I was 'too careful,' which was insulting coming from a guy who I'm sure wears a Life Alert bracelet. I love Len Goodman, I really do, mainly as one of Jeff Dunham's puppets... He really came after me the first night and really said some mean stuff. And I was like, 'Do I remind you of a granddaughter who hasn't called you in a while?'"
Nikki continued after getting some laughs: "But then last night he was really nice to me because maybe I was dressed like, maybe, a Spanish waitress who brought him an extra scone once or something. So I think he was maybe like, 'I like you now!'"