D.L. Hughley was the latest celebrity to make an exit from Dancing with the Stars after being voted off. After scoring 18 points out of 30 in Monday night’s show, Hughley was deemed in jeopardy during last night’s results. With the elimination down to Hughley and Victor Ortiz, the last minutes of the show became intense with split screens watching the two couples as they awaited the results. Hughley’s name was called, signaling the end for the entertainer who has had a difficult time in the dance competition this season.
Since the start Hughley struggled to keep up with the roster of the DWTS celebs, mainly scoring in the high teens and low twenties for his performances with Cheryl Burke. Following his elimination, Hughley said comically that Cheryl will be the only thing he’ll miss after he was questioned about his exit. The actor looked relieved to be on his way, saying that he “had a ball.”
As for Victor and Lindsey, the two managed to slide by and will dance in next week’s episode, but it doesn’t look like it will be long before they are the next couple to be eliminated. The pair danced a Viennese waltz alongside Tristan MacManus and Emma Slater.
The judges responded well. “Victor, I say that was a victory … you channeled your emotions well,” Inaba said. Len Goodman was also impressed that the couple showed improvement. “This is better than last week and that’s the way to go … well done,” Goodman said.
While they did earn 21 points, the pair have been inconsistent and is no match for top couples Zendaya and Val (29 points) and Pickler and Hough (27 points).
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff received 26 points, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas earned 25 points, Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd received a score of 24 points, Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson earned 21 with Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess in the bottom after scoring 18 points.
With Hughley gone, new odds to win Dancing With The Stars Season 16 have been formed. Coleman is on top at 11/10, which is an $11 profit for every $10 wagered. Second on the list is Pickler, who remains a constant 2 to 1 payout as she was last week. And rounding out the top-three is Jones at 13/4.