Ricki Lake may have wooed judges this week as she kicked and shook through her jive in Dancing with the Stars, but despite being the highest scorer she was upstaged by Nancy Grace's wardrobe malfunction.
ABC quickly used the time delay to their advantage and switched the camera to face the audience as the incident unfolded. Some members of the audience laughed as others cringed in shock of the unfortunate moment.
The camera eventually turned back to Grace who had her head buried in her dance partner's shoulder. On the European version, that would be perfectly fine, host Tom Bergeron joked.
Despite the mishap she still managed to do well in her routine with Tristan McManus ,scoring 21/30. Judge Len Goodman commended the routine saying it was refreshing.
Every quickstep has broken the moves of the dance. You did that. I know what people are saying. They're going to say, 'Where's the flash? Where was the razzamatazz?' I don't care. It was a proper quickstep, he said.
After the show, Grace told reporters that when she was doing the hot scotch' part of the routine there was a little bit of movement but it did not rise to a wardrobe malfunction, she said, Entertainment Weekly reported.
We have got every precaution known to man in this dress right here. I'm talking industrial strength precautions. So there may have been a little bit of, as Tristan said, jiggling.
Meanwhile, Ricki Lake did not do a bad job at shaking it like a Polaroid picture, during her jive to Outkast's Hey Ya, with dance partner Derek Hough. Len Goodman complained that there was too many underarm passes but added that it has been an improvement to last week.
Judge Bruno Tonioli did not exactly agree he leaped up saying her Kicks and Flick has been better than anyone else. They received a wopping score of 23/30 putting them in the lead for the night.
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer did not have such a good run in their much-anticipated performance. During rehearsals this week Bono complained of creaky and painful joints, which resulted in him having to take out the more energetic sequences out of his performance. This led to the judges criticizing that his performance was too slow.
I could actually see you in pain, but that's part of what goes with the territory on this show. Unfortunately, you're not going to get a great score tonight, the judges said giving them a low score of 17/30.
Bono has been under the spotlight in the competition for being the first transgender contestant. Bono was born a female named Chastity and started gender reassignment surgery three years ago. The 42-year-old activist and author fell victim to hateful blog posts prior to the competition where he was called a dancing boycott
Nancy Grace defended the contestant, after publicly announcing that she was far less concerned about that he had in his pants than his shoes. The Transgender Law Center and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have also offered their support urging members to support Bono's appearance on the show.
J.R Martinez and Karina Smirnoff were also among the high scorers of the evening. They were the last couple to take to the stage and Martinez was commended for having a feel for the music, that resulted in 22/30 score for the night.