Who Was Eliminated On Dancing With The Stars?

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Dancing with the Stars Results Switch-Up

By Michael Lewittes

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Dancing with the Stars Results Switch-Up

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Another couple hung up their dancing shoes on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

All of the remaining contestants were safe during last week’s partner “Switch-Up” special, so a fifth pair of dancers had to be sent home six weeks into season 19.

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy and Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker were the two pairs in jeopardy, but not necessarily the Bottom Two. Host Tom Bergeron said, “Janel throughout the competition the judges have praised your passion and natural ability. ” But he noted that her sexy burlesque routine during last week’s partner switch up “may have gone too far.”

Bennett was ultimately sent home based on the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes from last week. Bergeron called it a “bitter sweet” moment because the Mean Girls star and his partner Holker had just performed their strongest dance of the season.

“Here is the thing. I came here to do this show to have fun, and have a really great experience, and bring life back into my life. That is what I did,” he said of his departure. “I can’t thank Allison enough. I had the best time of my life.”

Holker added, “I couldn’t ask for a better person to dance with me every single week on the show. I am so proud of him.” Bennett joins the ranks of former contestants Betsey Johnson, Randy Couture, Tavis Smiley, and Lolo Jones, who were all sent packing this season.

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