Rocco DiSpirito’s ‘Dancing’ Days Are Over
First Published: October 15, 2008 8:13 AM EDT Credit: ABC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rocco DiSpirito is heading back to the kitchen.
Though the celebrity chef and his “Dancing” partner, Karina Smirnoff, were saved from elimination last week when Misty May-Treanor and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were forced to pull out of the show, the couple couldn’t cut the “Dancing With the Stars” mustard in Week 4 and were asked to pack their ballroom shoes.
“I have nothing but grateful feelings [for] the entire cast and crew,” Rocco said as he was served up a platter of defeat. “Karina, teaching me how to dance must [have felt] like pushing a stone uphill most times.”
But the smiling chef didn’t leave with a grin and a final dance. Instead. Rocco asked judge Bruno Tonioli for a little help before saying goodbye.
“For my final request I would love it if Bruno could teach me how to move my hips properly,” Rocco asked.
And Bruno couldn’t help himself. Heading down to the dance floor, the credits rolled as Bruno showed off his own hip shimmies.
The remaining eight contestants will hit the dance floor when “Dancing With the Stars” continues next week on ABC.
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