The fashion expert and former Queer Eye star and Trebunskaya became the fifth couple ousted from the competition based on the combination of the Dancing with the Stars judges' scores they had received during Monday night's performance show, which featured the season's eight remaining couples performing to songs from the 80's, and the home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.
"You know, first of all, I have to say thank you to everyone involved with Dancing with the Stars -- first of all to Anna, the most amazing, patient, kind, wonderful partner. To my castmates, to the judges, to the producers, to my friends, to my family, to my fans -- it's just been a pure joy for me, and I just hope I could make people smile and laugh and have a great time," Kressley said following his ouster when Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke asked him what he will take away from the whole experience.
American women's soccer star Hope Solo and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the other couple still in danger of elimination prior to Kressley and Trebunskaya's ouster, however Burke noted they were not necessarily the other couple in the bottom two based on the combination of the judges' scoring and home viewer votes from Monday night's performance show.
Solo and Chmerkovskiy had finished tied for fourth place on the leaderboard with former talk show host Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough. Both couples received 24 points from the judges after Solo and Chmerkovskiy performed a tango and Lake and Hough danced a foxtrot.
Iraqi war veteran and All My Children soap star J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff had topped the judges' leaderboard in first place for the second time this season after they performed a samba which received 28 points.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians sibling Rob Kardashian and actor David Arquette had finished tied for second place on the leaderboard with their partners after they each received 25 points from the judges. Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke danced a rumba routine, while Arquette and partner Kym Johnson performed a tango.
Legal commentator Nancy Grace and partner Tristan MacManus had finished in sixth place on the judges' leaderboard after they danced a rumba which earned them 22 points.
Transgender advocate Chaz Bono and partner Lacey Schwimmer had finished one point behind them in seventh place on Monday night's leaderboard with 21 points after they performed a samba routine.
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