Although Carson Kressley didn't get his first pick for a dream Dancing with the Stars partner, handsome Ukrainian Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the two have become unlikely friends and seem to be developing quite the bromance.
Following a round of playful lifts with Maksim, Carson comes to acknowledge his superior luck in landing the fiery Russian, Anna Trebunskaya as a partner. The pair earned "encore dance of the night" which Carson admittedly never "in a million years" thought could happen.
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"When they were explaining 'one of the celebrities will do an encore dance, and if you do be ready for that,' I was like, 'not listening, not going to happen!' It happened!"
Unfortunately Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest was sent home. The Los Angeles Laker admits he "just wasn't ready" to go, but nevertheless says he "had a good time."
Metta's partner Peta Murgatroyd, who made her DWTS debut this season as a pro, was bummed to only have made it to week one, but cherishes the good times she had with her partner. "I'm going to miss [him] making me laugh everyday. He's just so much fun."
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Don't miss Dancing with the Stars when it returns next Monday on ABC.