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Eliminated DWTS Contestant Jesse Metcalfe Admits He Wasn't Ready to Leave the Show — Here's Why

Olowokandi Fiyin
Oct 14, 2020
01:00 P.M.
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Actor Jesse Metcalfe and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant who was eliminated after Monday night's performance, opened up about his eviction and what he felt about it.

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After six weeks on "Dancing with the Stars," actor Jesse Metcalfe and his pro partner Sharna Burgess were eliminated from the dancing competition on Monday's '80s night performance.

And now, days after they exited the show, the partners are opening up about how the eviction affected them and what they enjoyed during their time on the dancing contest.

After a memorable "Disney Night," 13 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete for the fourth week live for the 2020 season, MONDAY, OCT. 5. | Photo: Getty Images

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During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Metcalfe and Burgess admitted that they were not ready to leave the dancing competition yet. Speaking about his disappointment, Metcalfe said

"I think the journey was cut short a bit but everything that's meant to be will be, and this was the end of the road for me."

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Fans may recall that after a tango rendition to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears' on Monday night, Burgess and Metcalfe earned a score of 19 out of 30. 

Nevertheless, the "Desperate Housewives" star had a was grateful for his time on the reality competition. He admitted to losing 4.5 kg and improving his posture with the intense training.

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The 41-year-old described the six weeks as incredible and spoke about the clip that aired before his performance, noting that he enjoyed opening up and would have loved to do that some more.

Burgess also shared a similar sentiment revealing that she didn't want to leave so early. However, she was so impressed with her partner. Praising his talent, the dancer said

"Jesse has done an amazing job at stepping up, with absolutely no experience whatsoever, and doing something that is incredibly difficult. And doing it in front of millions of people!"

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Fans may recall that after a tango rendition to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears' on Monday night, Burgess and Metcalfe earned a score of 19 out of 30

They found themselves in the bottom two alongside Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd, but unfortunately, the judges Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli, voted them out. 

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It was indeed a disappointment for Burgess, who tagged season 29 as her comeback season after skipping season 28. Burgess took home the Mirrorball trophy in Season 27 and hoped she could do the same this year.

The week before her elimination, the Australian native was battling an intense ankle sprain behind the scenes. During the Top 13 night performance on October 5, she was seen with a wrap on her ankle.

In an interview after she and Metcalfe's performance, Burgess confessed to having worn the bandage since the first week because of an injury she suffered. It affected her renditions, but she managed to put up her best until the end.

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