"Is it cruel to prolong the inevitable?" wondered Newton during a Wednesday night Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance that followed his ousting on Dancing with the Stars 5's third live results show broadcast. "When you look at those other people -- who really stepped up and have done an incredible job -- I have nothing but good thoughts about being on that show."
The 65-year-old Las Vegas icon -- who was the second oldestDancing with the Stars' participant behind only Season 2's George Hamilton -- as well as his professional partner Cheryl Burke 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.
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.
"The rest of the people on the show really stepped up," Newton told Kimmel. "I'm really proud of them."