Entertainment TV Double Elimination! 'DWTS: Athletes' Sends Home Two Contestants on Season 26 Premiere Dancing with the Stars: Athletes airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC By Natalie Stone Published on April 30, 2018 10:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Dancing with the Stars: Athletes double elimination! On Monday, the reality dance competition said goodbye to not one, but two contestants on the all-athletes season 26 premiere. At the wrap of the two-hour premiere, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced that three couples were in jeopardy of being sent home: Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber, Johnny Damon and Emma Slater, and Jamie Anderson and Artem Chigvintsev. After mounting anticipation from viewers, it was announced that Harding — she tied with Mirai Nagasu for the second highest scores of the night (each earned 23/30 for their dances) — was safe from elimination and Damon and Anderson had been eliminated in the ballroom, which was revamped this season with a new screen on the main stage and a glittering jumbotron hanging above the ballroom floor. Craig Sjodin/ABC RELATED VIDEO: ‘DWTS’ Athletes Mirai Nagasu & Adam Rippon Send Intimidating Messages to Their BFF Retired professional baseball outfielder Damon, 44, received an 18/30 for his foxtrot with Slater while Olympic snowboarder Anderson, 27, earned a 19/30 for her Viennese Waltz. Craig Sjodin/ABC Want to keep up on the latest from PEOPLE? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our best stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox. For the Athletes edition of the series, 10 current or former athletes are competing throughout a special four-week cycle, during which they will compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Dancing with the Stars: Athletes airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.