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Dancing With The Stars

Loser’s Circle: Season 10, Week 3

Every week, someone has to be "banished" from the DWTS Season 10 "family." Let's take a look at which poor soul will no longer benefit from Niecy Nash's desire to force-feed everyone doughnuts.

Losers: Buzz Aldrin & Ashly DelGrosso-Costa

It’s just Buzz’s fate to be second. Neil Armstrong is the first name in the history books with his walk on the moon and now with DWTS, Buzz will be remembered as the second one to walk on the surface of the … thing that takes whoever's eliminated to wherever they're going next. Which is usually Jimmy Kimmel Live. Unless you’re Shannen Doherty. Then you blow off Jimmy.

Either way, America was never going to send Buzz home first. That would let the Communists win. We had to give him the respectful goodbye he deserved — a chance to salute the troops, applaud the space program, and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he simply cannot dance.

Buzz and his sweet, patient partner Ashly were told they would be leaving over Jake Pavelka & Chelsie Hightower. On some level, Ashly must’ve been relieved. How much could she really push this 80-year-old without risking that his heart would give out and she would have killed an American hero? (No pressure!)

Brooke asked Buzz to please remind people why he decided to go on this show. “I did this show for the fighter pilots out there, the military people, and the elder geezers like me who would just like to see an elder come back week after week,” Buzz said. “But I’m interested also in having the public be thankful for the great successes that we had in the Apollo program and look forward to even greater success in our future space program. That’s why I came on board to take the challenge and take the risk and I thank everyone who voted for us.”

He’s a class act, that Buzz. And for the record, we were rooting for him when he made a move to throw his hat at Len Goodman on Monday night. We all want to throw something at Len at least once a week. Tom said he watched Buzz walk on the moon at age 14 on a black-and-white TV set and never thought he’d be able to have the honor of meeting him.

The cast saluted Buzz as he and Ashly had their last dance. It was genuinely touching. Not saying we got emotional, but some of Jake’s Indiana Jones dust might’ve found its way to our teary eyes.