Dancing With the Stars Season 17 has been throwing us some elimination curveballs. Christina Milian, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, and now Brant Daugherty — they were all strong dancers with good scores, but that wasn’t enough to win them the Mirror Ball.
Last night, on Week 8’s Cher Night, Brant and Peta Murgatroyd ended up with straight 9s for their Foxtrot but lost to Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani in the Dance-Off Challenge. We have no way of knowing if those three extra Dance-Off points might’ve saved the day, but it’s too late to do anything about it anyway.
Brant and Peta always look like they just stepped out of a catalogue, and their classy goodbyes were just as picture perfect.
After the show, Brant tweeted, "I'm sad I had to leave the show but I'm so grateful for the opportunity and for every single person who voted for us. I love you all ... And to my dear @PetaMurgatroyd — you taught me so much about myself. Words could never describe what you've done for me. I love you."
Aww! Peta also said farewell in her own series of tweets: "This season has meant the world to me… I am so sad that I can't show one more week of @brantdaugherty 's incredible talent… he has proved That a non dancer CAN make it far and I've been so privileged to watch America fall in love with him. Thank you for all the love and Support thus far... @brantdaugherty and I have had so much fun performing every week. #grateful I have a friend forever :)" Sniff!
Brant also shared the sad — but still poster-worthy — photo shown while on GMA this morning. "Just hung up my dancing shoes at Good Morning America with @petamurgatroyd and we're not happy about it." We’ll miss you, Brant!
Watch Brant and Peta's sad farewell interview with On the Red Carpet in the video below.
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Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.