Emotional Goodbyes As DWTS Loses Another Favourite

Tags: Valerie Harper - Elizabeth Berkley - Corbin Bleu

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Dancing With the Stars has lost another fan favourite this week. After the elimination of Bill Nye last week, the fans have been suffering when they lost the brave Valerie Harper and her partner Tristian MacManus. The actress, who is battling cancer, said the show was "absolutely wonderful, completely unique, like nothing else in the world that you would ever do."

Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper was eliminated this week.

MacManus felt the same way about his experience on the show, especially having had the privilege of working with Valerie. Speaking to the hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet, after the bad news was broken, MacManus said, "sometimes you get very lucky to do well out of your partner and sometimes you get very lucky in your life to meet someone who can affect them more than this could at all. So I feel I've been very lucky to get that, and I feel like maybe [my] life's a little bit better since I met Valerie Harper."

Harper must have been more disappointed than she was letting on as footage taken through her rehearsals recorded her promise to "do better" than last week. She continued by stating, "I am not at all ready to quit," however she was noticably the weakest dancer this week and as the competition is growing fiercer, it was only a matter of time for the actress. 

Elizabeth BerkleyElizabeth Berkley scored 27 points on last night's show.

Speaking of the competition, things were heating up throughout the performances of Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Amber Riley and Derek Hough, and Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff. This will certainly cause problems later for the judges, who were faced with three partners all scoring 27. A further three couples were awarded 24 points each; Snooki and Sasha Faber; Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani; and Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke. Another two competitors; Bill Engvall and Brant Daughtery were tied on 21 points. 

DWTS continues next Monday at 8/7pm on ABC.

Corbin Bleu
Corbin Bleu also gained 27 points.


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