The competition is winding down. Doug Flutie and his Season 22 partner, Karina Smirnoff, took their final bow on Monday night when the “Dancing With the Stars” couple was booted from the ballroom during Week 6 of the hip-shaking series.
“[This was] just an amazing experience,” the former NFL quarterback said after Tom Bergeron, the show’s host, announced his elimination. Doug went on to say that a highlight from his experience on the hit ABC series was getting to know his partner and the rest of the “DWTS” gang, whom he sweetly referred to as his family. “It’s been an unbelievable experience.”
Karina had nothing but nice things to say about her ballroom buddy after it was revealed they were going home. She dished how proud she was of the Heisman Trophy winner and shared that she was thankful for the opportunity to make such a great friend.
But no tears were shed by Team Kutie on their final night! The duo left the dance floor with wide smiles after performing what they felt was their best dance of the competition. The twosome took on a Bollywood routine inspired by the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” in honor Week 6’s Famous Dances night.
But they weren’t the only ones who loved the hip-swiveling routine! Judge Len Goodman also enjoyed the “jolly good” performance, which earned a score of 21 out of a possible 30. Judge Bruno Tonioli described the colorful performance as “catchy.”
Were you surprised to see Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff become the fourth couple eliminated? Sound off in the comments section below. “Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.