A shockwave went through the ballroom on “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday when the latest celebrity was eliminated.
(SPOILER – this story contains the results of “Dancing with the Stars.”)
Despite dancing a Beyonce-inspired samba to a score of 24 out of 30, and being cheered on by her former fiance, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, during Monday night’s competition show, Kristin Cavallari was eliminated from “DWTS” on Tuesday’s results show.
“Um, I’m a little surprised to be honest,” Kristin said, after learning the news, which left several of the “DWTS” cast members with their mouths agape. “But I’ve had such a great time and it’s been an awesome experience. So, you know, it is what it is.”
Kristin’s elimination also takes her professional partner, Mark Ballas, out of the competition.
“I was just really proud of Kristin, she had great potential and I thought she killed it last night,” Mark said. “I was honored to be her partner.”
This isn’t the first time Mark has faced a shocking elimination.
Back in 2007, during Season 5 of the show, Mark and his then partner, Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan, who many considered a frontrunner in the competition, were sent home in Week 6, after unusually low scores for the pair, following a foxtrot.
On Tuesday’s show, soccer star Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were also placed in the bottom group, but were saved to dance again.
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Also carrying on, despite landing at the bottom of the leaderboard for two weeks in a row, was Chaz Bono and pro Lacey Schwimmer.
Chaz learned he was safe early on in the elimination show and quickly hit Twitter to share his gratitude for the outpouring of support from the fans, which has continued to keep the couple in, despite their low scores.
“I wish I could thank each & every one of you personally for your votes. YOU are the reason @LaceySchwimmer & I ARE DANCING AGAIN next week!!” he Tweeted, adding. “This is the most amazing experience. #SAFE #DWTS.”
And next week, the experience is set to grow for the contestant. His mother, superstar entertainer Cher, revealed via Twitter on Monday night, she would be in the audience if Chaz made it through to week 4.
“hope Chaz hangs on till next week so I can come sit in the Audience & Watch,” she wrote.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns with a theme of “Movie Scores” on Monday at 8/7 on ABC.
Former pro Julianne Hough will be back on set, dancing to promote her feature film, “Footloose.”
She also hinted she would perform with brother Derek Hough.