"Dancing with the Stars" eliminated its first contestant on Tuesday, but it didn't happen thanks to votes from viewers.
Instead, Monday's dismissal came at the advice of a spinal surgeon.
Figure staking legend Dorothy Hamill told host Tom Bergeron last night that she was advised by her doctor to drop out of the competition. Hamill has been struggling with an enlarged cyst on her back over the past week, limiting her ability to practice her dancing. She earned the lowest score during Monday's competition with a 15 on a jive.
Hamill's announcement came just after the show revealed the two celebrities facing elimination that week - boxer Victor Ortiz and "Real Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump. Both will survive at least another week.
Hear from Hamill and other celebrities on the surprise announcement by watching the video above - what do you think of her exit?
WE HAVE IT HONEY ...
PUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSY TASTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY PUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSYYYYYYYYYYYY
See? now the thread is 100 times better
she doesn't shine–
Funny that this will make headlines for weeks YET the Benghazi Fiasco is GONE............
Can the same doctor force a ruling that puts the show off of cable once and for all?
What exactly is "Figure staking"
Vampire killer for models?
Figure staking (somebody needs a proof reader!). I don't know, either. Sounds kind of painful, though. lol...
Don't all ice skaters have some dancing ability, just by nature of their background? Hamil might be the worst dancer on this show, since Kate Goselin and Chloris Leachman! Ok, Kate was worse, but not by much. Hamil is awful, cyst or no cyst.
looks like someone took a dump in my bathtub again.
That's better than your sock drawer, isn't it?
And not a SINGLE F was given by ME.Because I do NOT watch this FILTH!!!
If you don't watch this filth, then pray-tell, please, why did you read this info at all? Please enlighten us!!! PLEASE! WE'RE BEGGING YOU!
When is the clothing optional episode? That's the only one I ever watch, where the women's bare lady parts bounce around while they gyrate to the music.
i love being me
i had that Dorothy Hamill hair-do when I was little. It amazes me that some parents still subject their kids -girls AND boys- to this hairstyle and Child Protective Services cant step in.
Yes, I am a condescending d-bag. I fail making snarky attempts at humor.
Dont worry man – that's why I'm here
Wow, I definitely did not see that one coming. How awful for her. Hamill is a fellow Baltimore native, so I wish her a speedy recovery!
Thank goodness she's from Baltimore because it sounds like otherwise she would not have received your wishes for recovery.
Glad you like her, but you are misinformed. She was born in Chicago and shortly afterward moved to the Riverside section of Greenwich, CT. She spent her childhood here and attended schools here. We have a skating rink named in her honor.
Why did Dorothy Hamill join DWTS at the beginning, when she knew how stressful it was? She already has the cyst on her back. She has prevented another star the opportuniy to shine and has cut Tristan's time on the show far too soon. UGH !! Bring back another star...it is early enough in the season to do so.
Are you serious? You're whining about how selfish she was because she prevented someone else from "competing" in this ridiculous show? What a miserable person you must be.
I like the hot one in the pink dress. Who is that, anyway?
My 6th grade homeroom teacher looked just like Dorothy Hammill but cuter. We spent the whole morning staring at her. (the girls hated her because every guy in the class was sweet on her).
Suzanne Strom – that was her name. Can't believe I remembered it. She is probably in her 70s now. That was about 1976.
My sixth grade (also 1976) homeroom teacher was Mrs. Cavanaugh. She resembled Shelly Winters, so nobody was sweet on her except for this one girl named Melba something.
neat ! : )
That's easy for you to say.
see what we mean
Now if we could just get the Kardashians show cancelled by the American Board of Psychiatry because it causes massive decrease in IQ.
Amen, brother. Those ladies are disgusting.
WOW ! Look at those girl's dresses. Especially the one to the far right. I need to start watching this show. It looks happy.
That's from the wild west saloon girl theme show.
Wild West saloon girls make me smile. They look all friendly. Is this show on tonight?
Eat three or more bowls of raisin bran cereal today and at least five 12 oz glasses of apple or prune juice. For snacks, try several handuls of dried prunes and red licorice.
Did somebody hit you over the head or what? This just can't be you!
can you please change your name to dim-wit? Your a complete i di ot.
What's this to do with DWTS?
It's YOU'RE. You're welcome.
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