It was a double elimination at Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night and actress Melissa Joan Hart was the first to go.
“I kind of went deaf when he announced my name, and then I went, ‘Oh no, was that us?’” Hart recalled after the show. “I’m going to miss the costumes, the lights, the music and walking down the stairs.”
And what about her partner Mark Ballas?
“I feel like I’m going to see him all the time. I’m not going to be able to get rid of this guy,” she joked.
Ballas says he was proud of her dancing, especially since she had never danced before appearing on the show. He reminded Hart about her Charleston, which earned her high marks and sent her to the top of the leader board a few weeks ago.
“You’ll always have that Charleston. You’ll always have that 10,” he told Hart. “A lot of don’t get that.”
Hart says she will miss the other couples, including snowboarder Louie Vito and his partner Chelsie Hightower who also performed their last dance this week.
In the show’s first ever dance-off, Vito and NFL football player Michael Irvin — who had the lowest scores — were forced to compete and perform 30 seconds of their favorite style of dance. The judges decided who would stay.
“I hate losing. I hate it. It’s probably one of the worst things in the world for me,” says Vito, who danced the jive while Irvin chose the samba. “I really wish I was on the other side of this one and (Irvin) was shaking our hand and congratulating us and they were going home. That’s the competitor inside me.” –Elaine Aradillas
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