Kate Gosselin Claims Kids "Extremely Excited" for Reality TV Return

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It's depressing but true:

Kate Gosselin and her kids are returning to television for a Kate Plus 8 special that will not include the children's father and Kate's estranged ex, Jon Gosselin.

But if you're concerned over these kids once again being placed in the spotlight, don't be. They are "extremely excited" for the opportunity... according to Kate Gosselin, that is.

Kate tells Us Weekly that the kids "cheered like crazy" when she told them of the one-time TLC episode, which will be an hour in length and catch viewers up on where this family stands.

"It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow," Gosselin claims. "Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."

That's not necessarily a good thing, is it? Perhaps the kids should be used to life without cameras in their faces at all times.

Especially considering how petrified Mady and Cara looked when they stopped by the Today Show in January.

Jon, of course, is not included in this mini reunion, nor is he pleased about it.

"He thinks it is a really bad idea for his kids," a source tells the tabloid. "Jon feels he has his kids' best interest at heart."

He can’t do anything about it, however. Insiders confirm that Kate is “not obliged” to tell her ex anything about twins Cara and Mady, 13; and sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel, 9.

"Everybody is entitled to their opinions," Kate says of Jon's many critiques concerning her seemingly self-involved mothering style.

"I don't let it bother me or affect me that much. I'm led by my gut, my heart and doing what I've always set out to do as a parent."

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I don't think that they are happy I think she is happy. I few months ago when she was on television with two of the children they barely said anything and they didn't want to talk. SMH

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Of course they are excited they get to continue to eat. Certainly not getting anything from that deadbeat dad. Hope these kids aren't too harmed by this train wreck they call parents.

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With eight kids, they need the money. The best future for the children to have good lives is a good education. Eight college tuitions will be very expensive. I hope it works out and that the kids find it to be fun. Kate, put every dollar you can into a prepaid college plan. There are plans for all ages. Strong tax benefits too. Just look on line. That goes for every parent.

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99% of the entertainment from the old Kate show ... how was Kate going to demean Jon again in front of the kids. There are other multiple children family shows (Duggan exception) that gets boring fast.
Now Kate has to pick on some innocent bystander to demean to bring her entertainment value.

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Gotta think they aren't. .Kate just pimping them out so she can make some $$$ sad