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*“Glee” star Amber Riley says she’s gone way past her comfort zone on “Dancing with the Stars.”

“This has taught me that I can do a lot more than I thought I could,” a choked-up Riley, 27, told People.com after scoring 24 points for her jive with Derek Hough on Monday night’s show.

“Tonight was – I’m not even on camera and I’m crying like a dork. But it really has taught me that I can do more than I thought I could.”

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She credits Hough, an Emmy winner on Sunday, for helping her to believe in herself.

“Derek keeps me from getting negative,” Riley explains. “When I get to that place, he’s good at redirecting me. Even in my everyday life, I can learn from that.”

Adds the star: “I’m just having so much fun. I’m having so much fun that I don’t even think about [scores], especially when I’m on the dance floor.”