The ballroom audience let out a gasp of disbelief followed by boos when 'The View' co-host Sherri Shepherd was sent home on last night's 'Dancing with the Stars' elimination show.
Of the results, the usually bubbly Shepherd said, "I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream that I’ve always had."
She tearfully added, "I have the most amazing partner in Val Chmerkovskiy and I had the most amazing time. I want to say to every person out there: That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say, ‘I don’t know if I can do it, I’m scared,’ run toward it because it’s so amazing on the other side.”
Everyone seemed to take the results hard, including Sherri's partner Val. The pro dancer continued to apologize to her on camera, and after the show tweeted: "I'm just devastated for Sherri. She wanted this more than ANYTHING ... more than ANYONE!"
Leading up to the elimination, energetic Disney star, Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower, also shocked fans when they joined Sherri and Val in the bottom, despite having one of the highest scores from the judges.
Even judge Bruno Tonioli had to turn away from the dance floor when the results were announced. At this point, head judge Len Goodman encouraged viewers to vote.
“All of us judges are in total shock,” said Goodman. “The standard is so high (this season), anyone can be in jeopardy, anyone can be safe. Don’t start shouting at me out in the streets ‘cause that’s what happens! Don’t bawl if you don’t call!”
Melissa Gilbert a no-show at results show
Meanwhile, Melissa Gilbert was noticably absent from the result show due to a mild concussion, after hitting her head on the dance floor during her performance the night before.
Tom Bergeron told the audience, "Melissa is not here. She did suffer a mild concussion. On her doctor's advice she is taking a rest day and if they get through tonight she'll be able to compete going forward."
Melissa's partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who had a slight arm injury from Monday’s performance, said, "I really do hope she's okay. She's a fighter, a trooper. I’m looking forward to next week, she’s looking forward to next week. She’s a little sedated, so she doesn’t know what she’s looking forward to.”
Gilbert, along with Gladys Knight, Roshon Fegan, William Levy, Gavin DeGraw, Jaleel White, Maria Menounos and Donald Driver, will be returning for Latin week.
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