The eliminations of the high-scoring Kristin Cavallari and Chynna Phillips came as a surprise.
This week, Carson Kressley had the lowest judges' scores for the second time in a row and his viewer votes weren't enough to alter the outcome. He was cut from the competition.
"We came, we saw, we bedazzled," Kressley said. He and partner Anna Trebunskaya did so for at least five weeks of competition.
He may not have received the highest scores, but he did receive plenty of praise from his fellow cast mates.
"It's not going to be as fun of a show without him," Chaz Bono said.
"The fun has definitely left the building," said Bono's partner, Lacey Schwimmer.
"He's just the sweetest," David Aquette said. "He just brings such a light to the whole process."
Kressley made a big impact on the show. So what will he miss most?
"Certainly Anna," he said. "You become like family, but the whole cast and catering and hair and makeup, everybody in this building embraced me and made me feel like I belonged and that's something I don't always feel. That was really special for me."
J.R. Martinez said he'll miss Kressley's sense of humor the most.
"He's really a genuine joy to be around and everything, no matter what he does or says, is funny," Martinez said.
"I'm so lucky, getting out of bed every day, because I know what it's like to not feel great about yourself," Kressley said. "I know what it's like for words to hurt, then you start to own it and you say, 'You know what? If you're laughing with me, it's all good.'"
"This was a great experience," he said. "I have friends for life, I learned how to dance, I got a free spray tan. My life is good."
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