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Ted McGinley and Inna Brayer cut from 'Dancing with the Stars'


By John Bracchitta, 09/25/2008 

Ted McGinley's Dancing with the Stars happy days are over.

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The former Happy Days and Married with Children star and his professional partner Inna Brayer were revealed to be the second couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' seventh season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.

Ted and Inna were eliminated from the competition based on a combination of the judges' scores from Tuesday night's performances and home viewer votes cast following the broadcast.

"Well, I'm gonna miss everybody. It's been a lot of fun and I was... I can't believe I was gonna say this again... but I was looking forward to dancing more!" the 50-year-old actor told Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron after his ouster was revealed.

"I know there are a lot of guy sitting at home on the couch with a beer in there hand having a little chuckle at me and -- you know what -- thank you for that. I appreciate that," Ted said. "I'm one of the guys, I guess I'll always be one of the guys."

"I'm so proud of him," Inna said of Ted. "He's come a long way and he's done an excellent job, so I'm very happy."

Dancing with the Star's three judges --  Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman -- had given Ted and Inna a 19 out of 30 score for the mambo routine they'd performed during Tuesday's second-round performances.

According to the judges, Ted's body had been stiff throughout the performance but his skills and attitude still had potential.

"You did a lot of moves in that dance, and I see you rehearsed it very well... but unfortunately there is an awkwardness to the way you move, and I want to bring it up to you now because I think your spirit is so great and I know that your enjoying every minute of this competition," Carrie Ann said following the pair's Tuesday performance.

"What you've shown is that with hard work anything is possible. I think you did a very elegant fox trot [during Monday's first round], and tonight you've come out and done a very commendable mambo," added Len.

"Ted what you've done tonight is you've taken your mambo with both hands and you've squeezed every ounce of fun out of it and that is an achievement,"  Bruno said before suggesting that Ted listen to more music to improve his rhythm.

Prior to revealing their ouster, Tom had narrowed the pool of couples in danger of elimination to just Ted and Inna and singer Toni Braxton and her partner Alec Mazo but clarified the two pairs did not necessarily represent the second round's bottom two couples.

Len, however, apparently wasn't listening to Tom's clarification.

"This shows that nobody is safe. Anybody can be in the bottom two. "I think it's bizarre that there is Toni -- who was second on Monday, second on Tuesday -- and is here," Len said before Tom revealed Ted and Inna's elimination. "Ted you've got such elegant ballroom. His latin had a lot of potential and I find it very surprising that the pair are in the bottom [two]."

As they had during Monday night's initial seventh-season performance show, former Rock Star host Brooke Burke and professional partner Derek Hough had led Tuesday night's judges' leaderboard with a score of 26.  They were followed by Toni and Alec and Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley and partner Julianne Hough, whom had both received scores of 23.

All My Children actress Susan Lucci and partner Tony Dovolani and former NFL star Warren Sapp and partner Kym Johnson had finished tied for fourth place with scores of 22.

Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass and partner Lacey Schwimmer, celebrity chef and former The Restaurant star Rocco DiSpirito and partner Karina Smirnoff, Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and two-time Olympic gold medalist track star Maurice Greene and partner Cheryl Burke had all finished tied for sixth place with scores of 21.

Keeping up with the Kardshian's star Kim Kardashian and her partner Mark Ballas had ranked eleventh behind Ted and Inna with a score of 18, with former The Mary Tyler Moore Show actress Cloris Leachman and her partner Corky Ballas finishing twelfth and last in the judges' scoring with a score of 16.

Dancing with the Stars' next seventh-season performance episode will air Monday, September 29 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

(Photo credit ABC)


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