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'Dancing With The Stars' elimination: Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' goes home

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' and partner Tyne Stecklein were the second couple to be eliminated on 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 17 on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (Adam Taylor)

September 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The second celebrity of season 17 of "Dancing With The Stars" was eliminated Monday night.

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It's bye bye for Bill Nye, who danced injured on Monday after tearing his quad during last week's dance.

The judges noted the clever choreography in his futuristic Jazz number with partner Tyne Stecklein, but he still tied for last. The judges gave them 16 out of 30 points.

Combined with last week's viewer votes, it just wasn't enough to save him.

"It's disappointing, but it's also almost certainly for the best considering the condition of my tendon," said Nye.

His dance partner is still very proud of him.

"I'm so proud of him so, you know, he couldn't have done a better job," said Stecklein.

Christina Milian and partner Mark Ballas were in jeopardy. But they did tie for second place this week with Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, with 26 out of 30 points.

Dancing with a sprain, Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd still topped the judges' leader board, scoring triple nines.

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