Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron joked about Bill Engvall’s "one-pack," but 56-year-old Bill didn’t look that bad in his big shirtless scene in the Season 17 Finals.
When Bill and Emma Slater completed their Indiana Jones-themed Freestyle, Bill celebrated by whipping his shirt off — giving judge Carrie Ann Inaba a serious case of the giggles.
After the show, Bill told reporters the move was inspired by his own 25-pound weight loss from the 11 weeks of competition.
"If I hadn't lost the weight I wouldn't have done it!" Bill said (via Us Weekly). "But I was watching the video [before the dance] and I said something like, 'If this is my last dance, you'll know Bill Engvall was here.' And I thought if this thing goes well, I'm doing it. We finished the routine and I just ripped off my shirt!"
He ended up the only Finalist to not get a perfect 30 for his Freestyle, but he did get his first 9 from Len Goodman — which may have also been in solidarity for guys with one-packs.
Bill and Emma were eliminated at the end of the first night of the Finals, and even though Bill is glad to be “free,” he’s hoping to keep the weight off outside the strenuous competition. "I'm going to get an exercise bike now, so I let my knees take a rest," he said. "The hardest part is going to be [that] I can't eat whatever I want anymore now. I've got to go back to being a normal person. It's been a truly once in a lifetime experience."
Yeah, with all the exercise they do on the show, it actually allows you to eat more than you could get away with in your normal life, because you burn it straight off. It would be easy to get used to that!
Congrats to Bill on his weight loss and a season of great fun. Thanks for the memories!
Watch the Dancing With the Stars Season 17 Finale tonight (Tuesday, November 26) from 9 to 11 p.m. on ABC.
Source: Us Weekly