“Psycho” Mike Catherwod couldn’t score a lifeline to remain on “Dancing with the Stars.”
The “Loveline” radio personality said it “sucked” to be first celebrity booted off Season 12 of the ABC hit on Tuesday night. But he bowed out with a flash of humor.
After being compared to David Hasselhoff, last season’s first-eliminated contestant, Catherwood joked that he’d now earned a spot on the “Mount Rushmore of terrible dancers.”
Indeed, Catherwood held the lowest judges’ score of 11 contestants after two weeks of hoofing.
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“Dancing” producers lined him up with fellow leaderboard laggars Wendy Williams and Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard to deliver the show's verdict on who had the lowest combined viewer votes with judges' scores.
“I hope Wendy’s here long enough to work on her self-esteem,” host Tom Bergeron said moments earlier of the talk show host. Williams had been shown repeatedly upselling performances that the show’s judges had panned.
Bergeron bit his tongue, though, when introducing Chris Brown for two guest performances on the show.
Following Brown’s post-GMA meltdown last week, Bergeron had warned his “Dancing” bosses to expect him to “say something” if he’d have to interview the “Forever” singer.
On Tuesday, there was no interaction between the R&B singer and Bergeron.
Other celebrities remaining in the competition going into next week are: reality star Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, NFLer Hines Ward, “Karate Kid” star Ralph Macchio, wrestler Chris Jerico, Emmy-winner Kirstie Alley, musician Romeo, Disney star Chelsea Kane and model Petra Nemcova.