At this stage of the competition, it’s always hard to watch celebs go home on Dancing With the Stars. But Danica McKellar's shocking elimination was especially brutal, given that she was an early frontrunner who was sadly sidelined by an injury.
It was a tough break for the former Wonder Years star and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The pair’s dramatic Week 8 Tango earned rave reviews from the judges — we even saw guest judge Abby Lee Miller crack a smile! — but it wasn’t enough to keep Danica in the competition. But perhaps it’s for the best. She does have a broken rib to worry about.
After the unfortunately elimination, Wetpaint teamed up with Viggle LIVE! to ask Vigglers if they would have saved Danica — and a whopping 66 percent said yes, while 34 percent agreed with America’s decision. Clearly, Danica and Val were a fan-favorite couple, and even we have to admit we’re sad to say goodbye to Val and his infinite bits of wisdom.
Then again, at least we don’t have to choose between the Chmerkovskiy brothers any longer! That was really getting exhausting.
What do you think, Wetpaint readers? Would you have saved Danica from elimination so that she could have Jived another day in the ballroom? Sound off using the reaction buttons below!
Catch the next episode of Dancing With the Stars on Monday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.