Kim Kardashian West. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Milo Manheim asked Kim Kardashian West for advice before competing on 'Dancing With the Stars' - and she admitted she'd had the "worst" time on the show.

The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star was the third eliminated with dancer Mark Ballas when she took part in the Latin and ballroom contest in 2008 but she's unlikely to have been too disappointed with her early exit as she had the "worst" time on the show.

Milo Manheim is competing this year with Witney Carson and the 17-year-old actor sought advice from family friend Kim after signing up - but she didn't have anything positive to say.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "So, she doesn't like dancing as much as I do, and I was like, 'I'm about to do 'Dancing With the Stars', tell me, how was your experience?' And she was like, 'Milo, it's the worst! Like you get injured, you feel like an idiot,'" Milo recalled. "And I was like, 'OK..." So that was kinda my advice from her."

The 'Zombies' star met Kim and her family when he taught them how to play poker ahead of a celebrity tournament.

He explained: "I met them a couple months ago and I taught them how to play poker, because they had a big [charity] poker event coming up and they did not know how to play.

"So they asked me and my mom (actress Camryn Manheim) to come over and we showed them, and they're the best family ever."

And despite Kim's lack of encouragement on the show, she, her mother Kris Jenner and half-sister Kendall Jenner, have all taken to Twitter to urge their followers to back Milo on the show, much to his delight.

He added: "Now they're even better because they're posting about us and supporting us!"