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'Dancing with the Stars' eliminates Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/27/2011 

Dancing with the Stars eliminated Chris Jericho and professional partner Cheryl Burke during Tuesday night's fifth live twelfth-season results show on ABC.

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The WWE wrestler and Burke 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 and the home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.

"Well, it's actually good timing that I got eliminated because I have to fly over to England for the royal wedding. So, it's going to affect rehearsal. But actually, let's be honest, it wasn't my best dance and at this point in the competition, you have to do your best every week or this is what happens," Jericho joked following his ouster.

"But I have to say I'm proud of all the dances I did and I'm proud to show that a WWE guy and a rock and roll singer could go this far and do this."

Jericho and Burke had finished in seventh -- and last -- place on Monday night's judging leaderboard after they performed a tango which only received 22 out of 30 possible points from Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

Actor Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff were the other couple still in danger of elimination prior to Jericho and Burke'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.

Macchio and Smirnoff had finished in sixth place on the judging leaderboard after they danced a paso doble which received 24 points from the judges. The performance would have received a higher score, however Smirnoff slipped and fell on Macchio's long coat during the routine, resulting in the judges reducing their scores.

Rapper Romeo and Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane each earned 28 points and had finished tied for first place on the judges' leaderboard. Kane performed a quickstep with partner Mark Ballas, while Romeo danced a waltz with professional partner Chelsie Hightower.

NFL football star Hines Ward and professional partner Kym Johnson had finished in third place on the leaderboard with 27 points after they performed a Viennese waltz.

Actress and former Kirstie Alley's Big Life star Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy placed fourth on the judges' leaderboard with 26 points. They danced a samba.

Kendra and former The Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson and partner Louis van Amstel also danced a samba, however they only received 25 points from the judges, leaving them in fifth place.



(Photo credit ABC)


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