Over the course of the last two weeks, Marini and Murgatroyd earned a total of 87 out of 90 possible points for their three individual dance routines, but because they got kicked out of the dance marathon so early, it brought their overall score down to 92 out of 100 possible points.
Marini insisted to Us the elimination results were just left up to fate and not representative of how much effort he had put into the reality dance competition.
"One thing I have is a work ethic. I'll work until I drop dead... [but] sometimes it doesn't matter how hard you work," he explained. "Sometimes it doesn't take just hard work, it takes something else, and that's something else I will have to find in my life because hard work just doesn't cut it sometimes."
However, Marini apparently still felt the need to apologize to his fans.
"I am so sorry about the elimination. I feel like I let you guys down somehow," the 36-year-old actor reportedly wrote on his Facebook. "We worked so so hard every single day to bring the best dances possible, yet came out short! Life!"
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