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'Dancing with the Stars' says goodbye to Billy Dee Williams: DWTS recap

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On Monday night’s episode of "Dancing with the Stars" there was no elimination because Billy Dee Williams made a surprise exit.

Ten celebrities began week three on DWTS as the stars danced their “most memorable year.” “Dancing with the Stars” week two saw the double elimination of Sean Avery and professional partner Karina Smirnoff, along with Diana Nyad and pro Henry Byalikof.

Robin Roberts from “Good Morning America” was the first of the guest judges, to be squeezed in between Len and Bruno, and clearly excited to be part of the ballroom action. However, Billy Dee Williams’ saddened the atmosphere when the 77-year-old legend was forced to say goodbye. Due to a chronic back problem Billy Dee Williams, as issued from his doctor, is unable to dance and therefore he and his partner Emma Slater have left the competition.

On a positive note, Maks and Meryl received the first tens of DWTS Season 18, and Maks' choreography made Carrie Anne Inaba cry for the first time ever.

There is still time to vote for next week’s “Dancing with the Stars’” “switch-up.” Tweet #dwts with the first name of the star and the first name of the pro you want to see dance together on week four, and week five they will return to their original partners. You have until midnight pacific time tonight to vote for the DWTS “switch-up.”

“Dancing with the Stars” returns next Monday to ABC when the dancers “switch-up” partners at 8 p.m. And don’t forget to check out "Dance Happy, Be Healthy" presented by Walgreens to learn new moves from the ballroom and “dance your way to a healthier you.”

DWTS fans are beginning to voice their displeasure with new host Erin Andrews on the "Dancing with the Stars" Facebook page. What are your thoughts?

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