After five weeks of struggle on the ballroom dance floor, comedian D.L. Hughley tonight was voted off ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
Hughley hugged his pro dance partner, Cheryl Burke, when he learned his fate during the results show, and joked with judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, who had given him some particularly strong criticism.
“I’ve had a ball. I played with house money,” Hughley said of his experience. “Thank you team DL and Cheryl for keeping us in this long. I’ve had a ball.”
Hughley’s routines have resulted in scores that put him at or near the bottom of the leaderboard, although he rallied last week, delivering a performance that put him in the middle of the pack after judges said he’d shown improvement.
He and comedian Andy Dick tied for last place after Monday night’s performances.
The star with the lowest overall total after judges’ scores and viewer votes are combined is the one who is sent home. Hughley and boxer Victor Ortiz were the two lowest scorers tonight following Monday’s performance show.
Country music legend Wynonna Judd and reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump have already been eliminated this season. Figure skating icon Dorothy Hamill withdrew from the competition because of an injury.
Tonight’s show featured live musical performances from Selena Gomez, The Band Perry and Kerli.
Returning next week to compete are Ortiz and Dick, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Disney star Zendaya, country music singer Kellie Pickler, NFL player Jacoby Jones, soap opera star Ingo Rademacher and reality TV star Sean Lowe.
The celebrities will perform team dances to the music of Stevie Wonder during Monday’s show.
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