And another one bites the dust! “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Paula Deen and her Season 21 partner Louis Van Amstel were the fourth couple to be eliminated from the 2015 installment of the hit ABC series. (Although, we can’t say we’re surprised.)
The twosome was sent home during Week 6 of the dance series, which was based on the theme of the most iconic dance performances from films and video. But before the couple got the ballroom boot, the Southern chef and her partner performed a jazz routine inspired by Madonna’s hit single, “Vogue.”
However, despite all the “fun” Paula had on the dance floor, judge Bruno Tonioli stated that he wasn’t sure that the butter-loving cook was actually reenacting the 1980s house dance, which evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene.
“I’m not sure about vogue,” he said, comparing Deen's routine to a tabloid magazine. “It was a little bit like the National Enquirer -- very entertaining but had to be taken with a pinch of salt.”
Paula and Louis earned the lowest score of the night -- 24 points out of 30. And it was a combination of their previous low scores and lack of votes that ultimately sent the waltzing twosome home without a Mirror Ball trophy in tow. But Paula dished, after co-host Tom Bergeron announced she was getting eliminated, that she’s “excited” to hang up her dancing shoes and spend some quality time with her family.
“I’m so excited,” the chef said. “I get to see my grandbabies.” The Season 21 contestant then added that she’d had a “wonderful” journey on the hit ABC show.
“It took [ABC] a long time to convince me to do this. It was worth it,” she admitted, noting that she felt like a "fish out of water” for the past six weeks.
Are you surprised that Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel were sent home during Week 6 of “Dancing With the Stars”? Sound off in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune in to more Season 21 episodes when the ABC series airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT.