It’s another shocker. Former NBA star Rick Fox was the latest celeb voted off Dancing with the Stars. Rick Fox towered over his tiny but super-talented partner, Cheryl Burke, making him sometimes look awkward onstage, but he had steadily been improving each week.
And compared to the other pro-athlete still on DWTS this season, Kurt Warner, Rick seemed like a professional ballroom dancer. This is the second week in a row that the show has had surprising resultsâ€”last week, Audrina Patridge was voted off, despite the judgesâ€™ proclamations that she could make the Top 3.
So what went wrong? On Monday nightâ€”the 200th episode of Dancing with the Stars, now in its 11th seasonâ€”Rick and Cheryl had to perform a reinterpretation of a dance done in a previous season. The couple scored a 24/30 for their take on the â€œBanana Manâ€ quickstep, originally performed by Helio Castroneves and his pro partner Julianne. This was a great dance that would be difficult to live up to, but Rick and Cheryl seemed like they had a lot of fun.
Still, Rick didnâ€™t have the lowest score of the nightâ€”that honor goes to Bristol Palin, who, despite a few weeks under her belt, still hasnâ€™t shown any emotional growth or presence on stage. Will she be a goner next week?