During Week 7 of “Dancing With the Stars” judge Len Goodman stated that any of the Season 22 couples could be quickstepping away with the Mirror Ball trophy. But that also meant each of the remaining pairs from the hit ABC show could be getting the dreaded ballroom boot. And during Monday night’s double elimination, fans were shocked to see which two couples were asked to sashay out of the ballroom.
The bottom three consisted of Kim Fields and Sasha Farber, Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold, and Von Miller and Witney Carson. But out of the talented trio, only Team Yayzee was safe from the jaw-dropping eliminations.
In disbelief, Kim revealed to “DWTS” co-host Tom Bergeron that she was stunned to be getting sent home from the competition — especially since she just earned her best score for her high-energy routine inspired by the Jackson 5.
Kim did take the few seconds she had left before the episode ended to say it was a “blessing” to be on the show and become a member “of this amazing family.” She also gave her Season 22 partner a shoutout for supporting her throughout the competition.
Von also reacted to his elimination with class. The football star, who broke out of his shell on the dance floor, revealed he wasn’t entirely surprised to be getting the boot considering how competitive the stars are.
“There [are] all great dancers here,” he said. “The competition is very, very tough.”
Von added that he had “so much fun” competing week after week on “DWTS” and learning from his partner. “Me and Witney ... we have a special relationship,” he said, revealing that the tiny, blond drill sergeant will always have a special place in his heart.
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