“Dancing with the Stars” heads into the semifinals next week, but they will take place with one less celebrity contender.
Niecy Nash won’t be continuing on in the competition after being eliminated on Tuesday night, taking professional partner Louis van Amstel with her.
The former “Reno 911” star and all around funny lady shared the bottom 2 with Bengals star Chad Ochocinco, but the athlete and his partner, Cheryl Burke, managed to make it through to next week when they will compete against Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough, Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya.
Despite her elimination from the show, Niecy said she was thrilled she made it through eight weeks of competition.
“I am a 40-year-old mother of three. I’ve got three C-sections under my belt and I… I was able to survive in this competition this long?… I’ve been able to be one of the last women standing in this competition. I’ve had such a fantastic time being able to live out my dream… I’m a happy girl.”
Niecy also offered praise for her partner, Louis.
“Thank you for molding this lump of clay into something,” she said.
As for Chad, he reacted with great shock earlier in the night after learning that he and Cheryl had landed in the bottom 2, the couple’s first time in the group.
Chad even Tweeted during the show, telling his fans that the bottom 2 placement was a very emotional moment.
“I’m not even gonna lie, my heart racing like this is a life or death situation, man I might cry on TV, I work to[o] hard to go home,” he Tweeted.
After learning Niecy was the one who got cut, Chad put his head down and was embraced by Nicole, while Derek patted the emotional football player on the head.
Things improved for the player after the show, however. On Tuesday night, Chad Tweeted he was attending a cooking event with former “DWTS” competitor Rocco DiSpirito. He also answered a Tweet from another “DWTS” alumni, Floyd Mayweather, hinting that the two men wanted to host “Saturday Night Live.”
“its on bruh, Ocho Cinco and Money Mayweather to host SNL,” he Tweeted.