"I think it's important to live life, not exist in it," said Wayne after host Tom Bergeron revealed he was the third celebrity participant sent packing. "Being comfortable is wonderful, but stepping out --even if you fail -- is not failing to me."
Wayne and Cheryl were among the bottom two couples based on a combination of the judges' scores from Monday night's performance episode and home viewer votes cast following the broadcast. Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and professional partner Karina Smirnoff were the other couple in the result show's bottom two.
Wayne and Cheryl performed a tango routine during Monday night's performance episode, and Dancing with the Stars' judges scored it an 18 out of a possible 30 points -- the lowest score of any of the 10 couples who performed. It was the second week in a row they had received the lowest judges scores.
Wayne, who is also known as Mr. Las Vegas, donned a fake mustache and ponytail to help him get into character for the routine.
"I love the look. I think this look is great on you," commented Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. "I love that you went for a laugh. You definitely created a character and you brought the character to life and you stayed in-tune with that character."
However Carrie Ann added there were a few "awkward moments" that "crept" into the tango routine.
"It felt like at times, Cheryl was leading you," said Carrie Ann, a comment fellow judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli agreed with.
While Sabrina and Mel are accustomed to scoring well during the competition, it marked the highest score received by Jane so far. Jane wasn't in attendance at last week's live result show because her 92-year-old mother Mieke Frankenberg died following last Monday night's performance episode due to complications from a stroke she suffered earlier this year.
"Dancing with the Stars -- the English version -- was my mom's favorite show ever," said Jane during a video clip that aired during Monday night's broadcast. "When I told her I was thinking of doing the show and that I was hoping that if I did it were make her proud, she spoke for the first time [since the stroke], and she went, 'Yes!' My mom knew that dancing was the great love of my life."
After flying to England to attend her mother's funeral, Jane said she never stopped training for this week's tango routine.
"The intensity of passion that I need to come-up with for this dance, I am channeling and using all the feelings that are really... I'm kind of trying to hold them together now just so I can get through," she continued. "I know my mom wants me to do this. I think she'd be very proud of me for just persevering. Tony and I are dedicating this particular tango to my mother Mieke, and I'm going to dance with the passion and love and pride that I had in my mom and that she had in me."
Despite scoring slightly better than Mark and Kym with the judges, Floyd and Karina couldn't drum-up enough fan support to remain out of the bottom two.
"Floyd, I don't think we've seen the best of you yet," said Len prior to Tom revealing Wayne and Cheryl were eliminated. "Boxing and dancing are very similar: the more you sweat the better you get. If you were to apply yourself, listen to Karina, you could go all the way."
Dancing with the Stars 5's fourth performance episode will air live on Monday, October 15 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, with each of the nine remaining couples dancing either the Paso Doble or Viennese Waltz. On Tuesday, October 16 at 9PM ET/PT, another couple will be eliminated from the competition based on a combination of the judges' scores and home viewer votes.
Samantha's return means the departure of Drew, who had been serving as her fill-in while she was away. However he'll be back on ABC in January to host the new reality competition show Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.
(Photo credit ABC/Carol Kaelson)
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