Grocery Store Joe Is ‘Relieved’ He’s Going Home After ‘DWTS’ Elimination (Exclusive)

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Back to the grocery store?

Bachelorette alum Joe Amabile, a.k.a. Grocery Store Joe, was one of two contestants eliminated during Monday night’s shocking Dancing With the Stars semi-finals. The lovable reality star and his pro dance partner, Jenna Johnson, opened up to ET’s Katie Krause about their time on the ABC show following their elimination. 

"I feel wonderful,” Joe jokes of his elimination. "No, I feel good.”

Jenna adds, "I feel like this is our best night yet, and I’m so happy to go out on this night. I couldn’t be more proud. And I just feel so happy. He conquered it and we made it to the freaking semi-finals, are you kidding?"

Joe quips that his least favorite part of being on DWTS was “performing,” adding, “I don’t know if I had another dance in me, that’s why I was kind of relieved. The bottom three, Alexis [Ren] and Alan [Bersten], and Juan Pablo and Cheryl [Burke], I didn’t want to kick either of them out.”

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke were also eliminated on Monday despite their perfect scores, which Jenna calls, “crazy.” 

Joe, however, is content with the timing of his departure from the competition.

"I wouldn’t have changed anything. I’m very happy with it. I was myself the whole time,” he insists. "Do I think I’m the best dancer in the competition? No. Do I have the best smile? Probably… We thought we were going to get eliminated at week one, so I couldn’t have asked for it to go better." 

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To my Joseph: What a season we had. Overcoming all odds and making it into the semifinals!!!!! Proving ALL the haters wrong one week at a time. You are a loyal, genuine, funny, and incredibly sincere person with a heart of gold. I will forever be grateful for every moment you made me smile these past 10 weeks... especially when you got me crack pie from Milk because I was having a bad day. I will not miss your panic attacks (haha) but I will miss every single thing about you and the happiness you brought into this season. Thank you for never giving up on yourself. Or me. Too bad you don’t get too much of a break from me... I’ll see you tomorrow at rehearsal 🤪 #teamcheckusout

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While they will no longer be competing on DWTS, the pair will be back for next week’s finale, and are already cooking up something fun for fans. 

"We actually have a pretty epic surprise for everyone next week,” Jenna says. "We’re not going to tell them what it is, but I think everyone’s going to want to tune in.”

ET also spoke with Juan Pablo and Cheryl following their elimination. See what they had to say below: 

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