Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson danced a less-than-stellar quickstep on Dancing With the Stars on Monday. The popular couple received their lowest scores of the season and finished the night at the bottom of the leader board. CarterMatt called it a “huge fall from grace” for Herjavec, who’d ended the previous week on a high note after dancing an impressive waltz with Johnson.
On his blog for Entertainment Weekly, Robert explained what happened.
“[L]et’s just say the quick step won. We were really disappointed to get 6s—our lowest scores to date—but I get it. We are halfway through this challenge and the competition is getting fierce. I may not be a natural dancer, but I’ve learned a lot and I can do better. I got off on the wrong foot (literally, not metaphorically!), and it went downhill from there.”
Herjavec went on to pay tribute to Daniel Wang and his family. Daniel passed away Monday after bravely living with a brain tumor for 3.5 years. Daniel had visited Herjavec on the Dancing With the Stars set only two weeks ago.
— Robert Herjavec (@robertherjavec) March 30, 2015
Robert said he met Daniel through the Cancer Kiss My Cooley organization.
As for the disappointing performance, Johnson had a few words of thanks for the fans of #TeamSharkaroo and praise for Herjavec.
So proud of robertherjavec tonight! Thank you for all the lovely messages. We really need your… https://t.co/QxwP4lQWSO
— Kym Johnson (@kym_johnson) April 14, 2015
Jessica Radloff, writing in Glamour shortly after the broadcast, said despite the low scores, Herjavec and Johnson should be dancing for a little bit more on DWTS.
“[A]s long as ‘DWTS’ keeps showing those romance-infused rehearsal packages with Kim, fans are going to keep him around.”
Indeed, Monday night’s clips of Herjavec and Johnson before their performance included a gushing Robert calling Kym “babe,” and saying “it’s all been worth it.”
Rumors of a Johnson-Herjavec romance have been brewing since the start of the season.
Radloff also revealed some exciting news for Dancing With the Stars fans. As of April 28, the Tuesday night results show will be back for the rest of the season. That means two nights of DWTS every week and no more tension Monday nights, as stars dance and learn their fate within a matter of moments. The “switch-up” theme is gone, according to Radloff. That’s the night where professionals and stars swap partners for one night. In its place, fans will see a “Spring Break” theme next week.
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC.
[Image: Kym Johnson/Instagram]