Things took a spooky turn on Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” as the hit ABC series celebrated Halloween on Monday night. But amid all the eerie fog and the bloodthirsty vampires, the most frightening moment from Week 7 was when Tom Bergeron’s co-host Leah Remini was scared silly by a menacing clown.
While interviewing Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy following their chilling foxtrot to the Doors' single “People Are Strange,” a masked creature with orange hair sneaked up behind Leah, who was filling in for Erin Andrews, and gave her the scare of a lifetime.
The former “King of Queens” actress, who competed during Season 17 of the long-running dance series, dropped to the floor in fear after the evil clown startled her.
“Damn you!” she screamed at Sasha Farber, a “DWTS” troupe member, who was tasked with scaring all the Season 21 couples during the Halloween-themed week.
“Sorry,” she said, dusting herself off and apologizing to Tamar and Val for interrupting their post-dance interview. “You know, I’m not good with people scaring me.”
— Sasha Farber (@SashaFarber) October 27, 2015
But the creepy ballroom chaos didn’t end there! Tom later requested a slow-motion video of Leah’s hilarious fall during the Week 7 show. He then commended the New York native for keeping her cool and not using any foul language throughout her clown encounter.
“I didn’t curse! I didn’t curse!” she responded with excitement, addressing that she [somewhat] stayed composed during the alarming incident.
However, Leah noted that she wasn’t exactly proud with how she reacted to Sasha’s prank.
“The fact that my reaction is to drop ... ” she began, adding that she should have responded to the spooky situation by defending herself with crosses and jabs. Luckily for Sasha that wasn't the case!
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.