Two former champions sent home on 'Dancing'

Published On: Oct 10 2012 10:23:09 AM EDT
Helio Castroneves and Drew Lachey dancing

Two former champions, Helio Castroneves and Drew Lachey, were both eliminated on week three of "Dancing With The Stars All-Stars."

LOS ANGELES -

Two celebrities and former champions were sent home in the double elimination results show on "Dancing With The Stars All-Stars" Tuesday night.

Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves and former 98 Degrees singer Drew Lachey were voted out of the ballroom.  Castroneves was the champion of season five's "Dancing With The Stars" and Lachey won the mirror ball trophy on season two.

On Monday, Castroneves gave a sizzling quickstep in the ballroom but a slip up with partner Chelsie Hightower's dress cost them a lower score.  But he took it all like a pro.

"I want to thank my family, Chelsie, and I want to thank America … I couldn't be happier," Castroneves said.

Lachey and partner Anna Trebunskaya were also visibly disappointed that their cha-cha wasn't enough to keep them in the running.

"I can honestly say I would not change a thing … We had a great time. I had an amazing competitor," he said, referring to his pro partner, Trebunskaya.

What was even more shocking, Bristol Palin, who earned a 22.5 for her paso doble and who was placed at the bottom of the leader board, remains in the competition.  Also returning next week to perform are actresses Kirstie Alley and Kelly Monaco, Olympians Shawn Johnson and Apolo Ohno, actor Gilles Marini, Bryan and TV personality Melissa Rycroft.

During Tuesday's show the all-star dancers also had to choose little-performed or never-before performed styles of dance for each other.

Palin chose Bollywood for Marini; Alley chose disco for Bryan; Castroneves picked mambo for Johnson; Monaco picked the bolero for Smith; Rycroft chose hip-hop for Ohno, who seemed delighted; Ohno chose the jitterbug for Rycroft; Smith chose contemporary for Monaco; Johnson chose Broadway for Castroneves, but since he was voted off, the routine won't be performed; Bryan picked the Charleston for Alley, and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, didn't look happy. Palin ended up with rock and roll.

Tune in Monday night at 8 p.m. on Local 10 to see how they score.

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