May 2nd, 2012
09:32 AM ET
Although he had to enter the "Dance Duel" two weeks ago, Jaleel White's fortunes on "Dancing with the Stars" seemed to be on the upswing, especially after he garnered a 29 with his "Motown" cha-cha last week.
But "Dancing" is a show where you should expect the unexpected, and White learned that the hard way last night, becoming the sixth celebrity eliminated from the ABC competition show.
White's Viennese waltz failed to impress the judges on Monday's "Classical Week," and he fell short in a rumba "Dance Duel" against Roshon Fegan, who won the judges' save for a second straight week.
"Our number was up today and it ain't 10," White told CNN after the show. "I've been working seven days a week for the last two months. I can't wait to get back to being a dad and slowing life down a little bit."
Pro partner Kym Johnson was impressed with White's work ethic throughout the competition.
"Every single week, Jaleel's put in a great performance," she told us. "He kept working really, really hard. He never got discouraged. I'm very proud of what he's achieved."
Next week, the six remaining teams will each perform two dances, and two celebrities will be eliminated.
What did you think of last night's "Dancing with the Stars" episode? Was the right celebrity given the boot?
And don't forget to watch the above video to hear more from Jaleel White and Kym Johnson, as well as highlights from their "Classical Night" performance.
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