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October 08, 2020

Anne Heche's DWTS Partner Keo Motsepe Reacts to Tyra Banks' Error — Here's What He Said

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Anne Heche and her "Dancing With the Stars" partner Keo Motsepe had a chat with "Good Morning America," where they discussed their final moments on the show and Tyra Banks' error.

"Dancing With the Stars" is one of the most popular dance reality television shows that features celebrities dancing alongside their dance partners while challenging themselves to break limits. And for Anne Heche, the show was all and more.

In a chat with Michael Strahan on "Good Morning America," Heche and her dance partner, Keo Motsepe, opened up about their final moments on the show and the error made by the host, Tyra Banks.

Dancer Keo Motsepe in a promotional image for "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 in August 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Heche and Motsepe admitted that they both had a good time practicing their dance moves and getting on stage to present them for the judges. Although they put in their best, they were eliminated from the show on the 5th of October episode.

The eviction night was a tense one as four teams had been in the bottom rank, and two were to be left on stage. Banks mistakenly announced that "Cheer's" Monica Aldama and her partner were safe when they were not. Speaking on this, Motsepe revealed:

"It's 2020. Happy 2020. Anything can happen. You know? Anything can happen. Still, it's live television. So, yeah, that's it. Happy 2020. You never know what's going to happen any day."



Strahan wanted to know if Heche felt like her leaving the show was on a high note, but she countered by asking if it was indeed a high note. However, Heche ascertained that she was glad she got to dance, but those moments were not her finest moments.

The error was a blessing in a disguise and a wake-up call for them to roll with the punches and put in their best going forward.


While Heche felt there could have been finer moments, Motsepe revealed that he was proud of her and the lengths they could achieve when it came to meeting their dancing goals.

To Motsepe, Heche came out stronger and delivered her all during the dance. Strahan also brought up the story Heche shared before the show concerning her former relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.


The DWTS alum, Heche, admitted that the relationship caused her to receive severe backlash, but she was grateful for the beautiful time they spent together. She added:

"Listen, I live in love; I live in truth. I stood up for it 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and I stand up for this very same thing today."


Heche expressed that she was proud to be a part of the show as it allowed her to tell her story and share some of the things that have changed her life forever. Although Motsepe and Heche have been eliminated, the show carries on, and twelve teams get to battle it out for the ultimate title.

In all, for Monica Aldama and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy who was ultimately saved by the judges, the error was a blessing in a disguise and a wake-up call for them to roll with the punches and put in their best going forward.