Instead, Shannen Doherty got the boot even though she and partner Mark Ballas performed a crowd-pleasing Jive as a show opener Monday.
“Dancing has never been my thing,” says the Charmed star. “It’s fitting. My partner is hurt, and I wouldn’t want to go on without him.”
Had Doherty not been bounced, Ballas was going to have to take a six-week break because of a serious leg injury.
Although Gosselin survived, the reality TV star, 35, has her work cut out for her. The mom of eight sparred with partner Tony Dovolani over his teaching methods during rehearsals Monday, with the dance pro so frustrated he threatened to quit.
They patched things up just in time to perform a Jive that judge Bruno Tonioli labeled “a disaster.”
Also getting to dance another round was 80-year-old Buzz Aldrin. The former astronaut and partner Ashly Costa landed at the bottom of the scoring pile Monday despite a warm audience response to their foxtrot.