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'Dancing with the Stars' cuts Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/04/2011 

Dancing with the Stars eliminated Kendra Wilkinson and professional partner Louis van Amstel during Tuesday night's sixth live twelfth-season results show on ABC.

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Kendra and former The Girls Next Door star and van Amstel became the sixth 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 and the home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.

"I've lasted seven weeks -- seven weeks longer than I ever thought I would last, seriously," Wilkinson said following her ouster.

"First of all, I want to thank Louis for sticking with me and not fighting with me. Second of all, of course I want to thank my family. I want to thank [my husband] Hank [Baskett] for being there for me every step of the way. I want to thank my baby, Hank, for being there, too. Baby Hank, I'm coming home for you. I'm not the best dancer, but I am the best mom. I'm coming home and I'm back to being a mom."

"It's been an awesome journey. We're finishing on a high. I love you. You have come so far; I'm so proud of you," van Amstel told his partner.

Wilkinson and van Amstel had finished in fourth place on Monday night's judging leaderboard after they performed an individual routine and an additional "team dance" which earned them a total of 61 out of 80 possible points from Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as well as special guest judge Donnie Burns.

Wilkinson and van Amstel had performed a tango which received 31 out of 40 possible points and danced a group cha cha with NFL football star Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson and actress and former Kirstie Alley's Big Life star Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, which earned all three pairs 30 out of 40 possible points during the "team dance" round.

Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas were the other couple still in danger of elimination prior to Wilkinson and van Amstel's ouster, however Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron 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.

Kane and Ballas had finished in third place on the judging leaderboard with 64 total points after they danced paso doble that received 34 points from the judges. The couple also performed a group cha cha with actor and The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff and rapper Romeo and partner Chelsie Hightower, earning all three couples 30 points.

Ward and Johnson and Macchio and Smirnoff had tied for first on the judges' leaderboard after finishing with 66 total points. Ward and Johnson danced a tango which received 36 points, while Macchio performed a quickstep routine with Smirnoff that also received 36 points.

Romeo and Hightower had finished tied with Alley and Chmerkovskiy for fifth -- and last -- place on the judges' leaderboard with 60 total points after they performed individual dances that received 30 points each in addition to the 30 points they earned for their group dances.

Romeo and Hightower performed a samba, while Alley and Chmerkovskiy danced a jive.

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