Latest Contender Gets The Boot On ‘Dancing’
First Published: October 18, 2011 10:26 PM EDT Credit: ABC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- One week shy of Broadway week, “Dancing with the Stars” lost one of its most colorful contenders.
(SPOILER: This story contains the results of Tuesday’s elimination show)
He may have jumped for joy, performing a “Wham” of an ‘80s-themed cheerleader styled jive to “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” on Monday night with professional partner Anna Trebunskaya, but another low score for Carson Kressley meant the end of his stay in the “DWTS” ballroom.
On Tuesday, the former “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” guru became the fifth celebrity eliminated from the show.
Ever the positive spirit, Carson had plenty of praise for his time on the program.
“This has been pure joy for me and I hope I could make people smile and laugh and have a great time,” Carson said after learning the news.
“It was great being here,” he added.
Carson’s exit came following his second week at the bottom of the leaderboard.
While never a top talent in the competition, the “Carson-Nation” host brought a positive attitude, style and some real comedy to the dance floor, whipping out routines that always made the judges smile.
Original “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson performed on Tuesday’s elimination show, and was impressed by the moves of pros Tristan MacManus and Kym Johnson, to her new song, “Mr. Know It All,” even expressring an interest in “Dancing.”
“If I could dance like that, I would be on this show, but I can’t,” the singer said.
“We could teach you,” show co-host Tom Bergeron suggested.
“It would be a comedy,” Kelly replied, shooting down his hopes of bringing her to the ballroom.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns on Monday night at 8/7 C on ABC.
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