Credit: Twitter Photo: Team Spooky Bom Bom

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to love Bill Engvall, you can add “hero” to the list. He was ready to sacrifice himself for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi last night on Dancing With the Stars Season 17, Week 7.

It would’ve made for a dramatic ending, but the real ending was apparently dramatic enough. Bill and Emma Slater were in jeopardy along with Snooki and Sasha Farber. It was a shock when the higher-scoring Snooki and Sasha were named the eliminated couple.

Bill has had the lowest scores of the group for the past two weeks, and he’s been viewing himself as the underdog on borrowed time. He was apparently expecting the boot, and told E! News he even tried to quit so Snooki could stay.

"I was in such shock that I looked at [Snooki] and said, ‘This isn't going to happen,'" he told E! "And they literally had to pull me back, Val [Chmerkovskiy] and Emma [Slater], they pulled my shirt and the producers came up to me and said, ‘This is just the way it goes.'"

Emma added, "He walked up really close and I'm surprised he didn't get in the shot. We had to hold him back!" The Team Spooky Bom Bom caretaker wanted to save the little zombie squirrel monkey/chihuahua!

Snooki was visibly distraught, and after the show she continued to cry, saying she wasn’t ready to leave. But the remaining seven couples are there for a reason. Bill and Emma earned their spot and Bill ultimately admitted to E! that he’s “really, really happy for us!”

Are you happy for Bill and Emma too? Do you think they have a shot at winning, or at least getting to the finals?

Source: E! News