Who Said Goodbye to Hollywood on Week 3 of 'Dancing With the Stars'?
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 3 of "Dancing With the Stars."
Week 3 of "Dancing With the Stars" had a little bit of everything: a paso doble, a rumba, a quickstep, even a Charleston (or two!) The theme: Hollywood Night, which featured an extra dose of glitz and glam as all of the couples danced to a Hollywood movie song. And thanks to the show's new once-a-week format, the live episode also featured another elimination.
So who said goodbye to Hollywood? After Monday night's ballroom buffet, Bill Nye and his partner Tyne Stecklein were the second couple eliminated from the competition. The third week was clearly not the charm for the popular couple, whose Week 3 scores were combined with last week's audience votes to make them the overall lowest scorers.
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"There's people here who are working so hard, who are so good, you see how they're improving each week," Nye said. "I'm not going to be able to keep up for that. What breaks my heart is Tyne's not going to be able to to stay in."
Nye also had a message for his loyal fans: "Thanks for keeping me in this long," he said. "These other people are extraordinary. It's been really cool."
This week's elimination wasn't a complete surprise, considering fans of the show speculated that low scorer Nye would be going due to the knee ligament injury he suffered from last week. After he was rushed to the hospital, the science educator tweeted a series of ominous messages about being unable to dance, and shortly before Monday's live show aired he wrote:
Nye's popularity (and some really good doctors) kept him in the game, but he didn't have "DWTS" survival down to a science. After ignoring his doctor's advice to skip this week's dance unless he did it in a wheelchair, Nye underwent a "platelet rich plasma treatment" to help treat his torn tendon, and he danced wearing a leg immobilizer. Not only that, but Stecklein came up with some crazy choreography that exploited his peg leg.
But the Science Guy's robotic jazz routine didn't pan out as planned. While judge Bruno Tonioli quipped that "the whole galaxy is tuning in" for the popular PBS star's dance, he had to be truthful when it came to the dance's jazz content: "I didn't see any," he said. Score: 16 points and high marks for an incredible spirit.