Sean Spicer Was Finally Eliminated From 'Dancing with the Stars'
After nine weeks of being on Dancing with the Stars, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was finally eliminated from the popular ABC dance competition show on Monday, November 11, 2019. Even though he received the lowest scores five of those weeks, his supporters voted to keep him on the reality show while better dancers with higher scores were voted off.
Not only was Spicer a very poor dancer, but he also wore clothes that some folks called "bizarre choices." He was dressed in a lime green ruffled shirt during his very first performance when he and his partner danced to the Spice Girls' Spice Up Your Life. It was a play on his name "Spicer."
His last night there, he wore a light green suit when he performed the Argentine Tango for the first of his two dances. He said he lost 20 pounds, and he did look better in a silver suit when he performed his last dance which was a Foxtrot to Story of My Life by One Direction.
Reactions to Spicer's Elimination
Back in August when the announcement was made that Spicer was one of the contestants, viewers complained that an overtly political figure had landed a coveted shot on Dancing with the Stars where some celebrities go to be rehabilitated or to get exposure so they can make a name for themselves.
Fans complained each week when better dancers were eliminated and Spicer got to stay partly because President Donald Trump tweeted for his followers to vote for him.
Many people are glad to see Spicer leave the show so better dancers can stay during the final weeks. Viewers breathed a sigh of relief when the judges voted him off once he ended up in the bottom two. It had looked like the 48-year-old contestant was going to make it to the finals and perhaps win the competition like Bobby Bones did during Season 27.
Judges Were Glad to See Spicer Go
Judges on Dancing With the Stars were glad to see Spicer go. Their hands were tied until he ended up in the bottom two. Then they had a choice to vote him off, and that was a chance they welcomed. There was no way they were going to save Spicer over Lauren Aliana and Gleb Savchenko who were at the top of the leaderboard. The judges unanimously did what they should have done. They eliminated Spicer.
All three judges gave him bad comments after almost every dance. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli tried to be nice, but head judge Len Goodman didn't hold back. He spoke exactly how he felt without sugar-coating his comments.
Spicer just grinned and accepted the bad remarks. Once Len said, “We keep throwing you out the boat and the viewers keep throwing a life preserver." After Spicer performed his first dance on his last night, Len told him that the only good thing he could say about the dance was that he was glad it was short.
After his elimination, Spicer tweeted his thanks to those who supported him. He mentioned that he made it to the quarter-finals because of America's votes. He added, "I had a blast.”
The irony of Spicer's elimination was that it was on Veterans Day when his fellow veterans were in the ballroom to support him.
Spicer Had Plenty of Support
Besides President Trump, Sarah Sanders also offered her support. Spicer’s former political colleagues said she and her entire family voted for him every week. Donald Trump Jr. also urged the public to vote for Spicer to frustrate “Hollywood” and “liberals.”
After Spicer’s elimination, President Trump tweeted his congratulations saying, “A great try by seanspicer. We are all proud of you!” Spicer said Trump also called him after he left the show on Monday night and told him how proud he was of him.
Spicer told Entertainment Tonight that doing reality television isn't something he's likely to do again in the near future, but he hinted that the public has not seen the last of him even though he doesn't have anything to announce right now.
Five Couples Left
Now that Spicer has been eliminated, there are only five couples left and are still trying to get the mirrorball trophy. They are listed below in no particular order:
- Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber
- Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson
- James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater
- Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten
- Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko
The champion will be named and the trophy will be awarded at the end of the Season 28 finale on November 25, 2019. Now that Spicer has been eliminated, fans are relieved to know that he won't be the winner.