'DWTS' Reacts to Sherri Shepherd's Elimination

by Robert Pace 2:09 AM PDT, April 11, 2012
Playing 'DWTS' Reacts to Sherri Shepherd's Elimination

Dancing with the Stars cast members were thrown off when Sherri Shepherd was eliminated on last night's show and reacted to ET backstage about the surprising elimination and shared their favorite moments with her.

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"She's a ball of fire. She's energy...She's very positive with everyone," said Gladys Knight, who scored a week-low 20 points on her Rock Week dance. "She's just wide-open and I love that about her...I'm gonna miss her."

All of Shepherd's fellow cast members had nothing but positive words about the vibrant actress and The View co-host and admitted that they were caught off-guard by her elimination.

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"I never in a million years thought it was going to be Sherri. Sherri's awesome," Mark Ballas said, which his partner Katherine Jenkins agreed upon. "She's one of my girl friends on the show," Jenkins said. "She's always bubbly. She's always making us laugh. We're going to miss that."

Roshon Fegan, who neared elimination on last night's show, echoed similar feelings about Shepherd. "She's so comforting and excited all the time," the Shake it Up star said. "When you get around her you feel vibrant. You feel really alive."

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Check out the full backstage clip above to see the Dancing cast members react to Shepherd's elimination. Dancing with the Stars continues next Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.