See ya, Sean. Sean Lowe failed to stay on another week on Dancing with the Stars -- learning on the Tuesday, May 7 installment of the ABC show that he and partner Peta Murgatroyd would be going home after eight weeks of competition.
The Bachelor hunk scored a tepid 42 out of 60 points from the judges after Monday's competition -- landing him in the bottom slot, with soap actor Ingo Rademacher in second-to-last place.
After the results were announcee, the 29-year-old Texan told Us Weekly he wished he'd stepped it up a little more for his final round: "It's always going to eat at me . . . I wish I'd performed better last night, but overall I'm proud of myself."
Next up? A well-deserved breather for the ABC star, who started taping DWTS immediately after the finale of his season of The Bachelor aired. "This whole thing is a lot to handle," he said. "I've gone from one show to the next the dast 12 to 14 months, something like that. It's nice now I'll have a little bit of a break, I can take a deep breath."
First on his agenda: Giving fiancee Catherine Giudici his undivided love and attention. "We'll definitely take a vacation, relax, spend a lot of good quality time with her because Dancing has consumed my life these past few months," he said, although he demurred on whether they'll ramp up wedding plans.
"We're going to do a couple of weekend getaways and then we talked about doing one big vacation," he explained. "We're definitely going to take advantage of the summer!"
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Sean Lowe Booted from Dancing with the Stars: I'm Taking "Quality Time" With Catherine Giudici