Dancing With The Stars' contestant Chris Jericho is the latest celebrity to be voted off the reality dance contest. The professional wrestler said he was "sad" to be leaving Dancing With The Stars but added that he was eager to return to being "a dad".
Jericho found himself at the bottom of the leader-board following Monday's program (25th April 2011) and was heavily fancied to leave the competition during Tuesday's results show. The wrestler took news of his departure in good spirits and during an appearance on Good Morning America today (27th April 2011), said, "I'm really looking forward to becoming a dad again and taking care of my family because they had to kind of step aside while I did all of these crazy moves like the pasodoble". Jericho, who has a 7-year-old son and twin girls with his wife Jessica Lee Lockhar, performed a tango routine to Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' on Monday's show. Judge Bruno Tonioli criticised the wrestler, saying he "turned into a lump of granite".
Since the opening week of Dancing With The Stars, Jericho has placed in numerous positions on the leader-board and had impressed head judge Len Goodman with his "finesse and elegance". The show continues next week with just six contestants left in the competition.