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Lara Spencer Tries Out for Cirque du Soleil on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 14th 2011 12:35PM
Lara Spencer tries out for Cirque du Soleil on 'Good Morning America'Cirque du Soleil doesn't just take anyone off the street who can do strange, bendy things in the air. It takes a lot of time, hard work and dedication, as Lara Spencer found out Tuesday on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). Spencer put herself through aerial training and took a spin on the "Wheel of Death" with the cast of 'Zarkana,' Cirque du Soleil's new show in New York City.

"It's one thing to play dress-up in the Cirque performer's clothing," said Spencer. "It's quite another to walk in their shoes." Spencer had a little trouble with a spinning-hoop stunt. "Even barely moving, I'm dizzy and dazzled by the difficulty of this trick." She did a bit better with a wire-aided backflip.

The main stunt was the aforementioned "Wheel of Death," which looks like two hamster wheels spinning on an axle suspended above the stage. Spencer went three rounds with that but didn't like it one bit. If they need another woman for the show, Spencer thinks Robin Roberts would do nicely.

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