'DWTS' Celebs Push Through Injuries in Week Three
By KRISTA WICK
September 30, 2013
Despite a handful of incidents which threatened to sideline a few of Dancing with the Stars' remaining contestants, all eleven celebrity couples managed to make it to the ballroom floor where they celebrated the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood.
Most notably, viewers were nearly robbed of Bill Nye the Science Guy's fantastically wacky footwork due to a partially torn ligament in his knee suffered during last week's televised routine. Despite a grim prognosis from his doctor, the ever-inventive star found a creative solution around the impediment by incorporating robotic moves into his futuristic Jazz dance. While praised for an admirable attempt, the judges delved out the lowest scores of the night to Nye and his pro partner, Tyne Stecklein.
Additionally, a sprained a ligament threatened to sideline Pretty Little Liars star Brant Daugherty, creating a bit of a snag in practicing his fast-paced Quickstep. If that wasn't enough, the actor revealed during rehearsals that he was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week. Fortunately, Daugherty escaped the confrontation injury free, but the thief managed to make off with his dance shoes.
In the end, Christina Milian and Bill Nye were determined to be in jeopardy for week three, with the latter ultimately asked to take his leave from the competition.
Said a disappointed Nye, "What breaks my heart is Tyne not being able to stay in."
From best to worst, here's how all of the contestants stacked up in week three:
-Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd: 27, 30 (9,9,9) Quickstep
-Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff: 26/30 (9,8,9) Quickstep
-Christina Milian and Mark Ballas: 26/30 (9,8,9) Charleston
-Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber: 25/30 (9,8,8) Quickstep
-Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy: 25,30 (8,9,8) Foxtrot
-Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani: 24/30 (8,8,8) Rumba
-Bill Engvall and Emma Slater: 24/30 (8,8,8) Paso Doble
-Amber Riley and Derek Hough: 24/30 (8,8,8) Charleston
-Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke: 24/30 (7,7,8) Cha-cha-cha
-Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus: 16/30 (6,5,5) Cha-cha-cha
-Bill Nye the Science Guy and Tyne Stecklein: 16/30 (6,5,5) Jazz
Tune in to Dancing with the Stars next Monday on ABC when 10 couples return for another round of performances! Plus, two-time mirror ball champ Julianne Hough is making her triumphant return to the show as a guest judge while Len Goodman is away.