Tonya Harding Gushes Over Allison Janney Supporting Her at 'DWTS' Season Premiere (Exclusive)

The 'I, Tonya' Oscar winner was in the audience during Monday's premiere to cheer on the former figure skater.

Tonya Harding made her Dancing With the Stars debut on Monday's season 26 premiere, and the former ice skater gave it her all while getting some sweet support from some special guests in the audience.

As she took to the dance floor with her pro partner Sasha Farber, actress Allison Janney cheered Harding on from the crowd. Janney recently won her first Oscar for playing Harding's mom in the recent biopic I, Tonya. Janney was also joined by the film's director, Steve Rogers, and actress Mckenna Grace, who played Harding as a young girl.

ET caught up with Harding after the premiere, and she opened up about getting some sweet support from the huge star.

"I asked Allison and Steven to come, and the little young lady who played me, as well. And I was just so thankful that they were here, because without them, I probably wouldn't be here," Harding shared.

For their routine, Harding and Farber pulled off a beautiful foxtrot, set to the classic Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey duet "When You Believe," and the elegant routine earned them a place near the top of the night's leaderboard with a score of 23 out of 30.

However, despite their impressive scores, the pair were still revealed to be in jeopardy when it came to the night's double elimination. Ultimately, however, they were safe -- while Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson and her partner, Artem Chigvintsev, were sent home, along with baseball star Johnny Damon and his partner, Emma Slater -- who also happens to be Farber's wife.

"It's very scary," Harding said of being one of the couples in jeopardy. "But it's scary for all of us. I mean, we're all here just trying to make a difference in our lives. And we're so excited to be here and be part of something wonderful. But it was the scariest moment I've been in in a really long time."

As she moves into the second week of competition, Harding says she's excited to show people who she really is.

"People will get to see me for something new. Something they haven't seen before, or heard before," she shared. "And I'm just hoping that I can make everybody proud."

Check out the video below to hear more from Harding about what she hopes to achieve with her time on the show.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.