Jodie Sweetin has received her first — and last — perfect score on Dancing with the Stars. On Monday night’s live show, the Fuller House star earned a trio of 10s for her jive with partner Keo Motsepe, a dance that judge Len Goodman said made him happier than any dance he’d seen in a long time. Sweetin was so tickled by her perfect score that she shouted out “Mom, I did it!” to her mother, who was in the audience.
Sadly, Sweetin’s happiness was short-lived. By the end of the episode, the actress was eliminated from the celebrity ballroom competition just one week shy of the Season 22 semi-finals. Still, the former child star tried to look at the bright side of the timing of her elimination.
“I couldn’t ask for a better way to say thank you,” Jodie said. “Like, I got to do this, I got to go out on all 10s, that’s amazing. I start production on Fuller House tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.”
Sweetin also expressed appreciation to her pro partner, Keo Motsepe, thanking him for an “absolutely incredible experience.” Mostepe returned the sentiment, later posting a moving tribute to Sweetin to Instagram and describing her as “a blessing as a partner” and praising her “hard work, persistence, thoughtfulness, goofiness, and friendship.”
“I couldn’t imagine doing this with anyone else,” Keo wrote to Jodie. “You deserved every single 10 you got tonight.”
In addition to that picture perfect jive, Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe teamed up with fellow DWTS couple Nyle DiMarco and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, for a first-ever Team Up challenge under the tutelage of judge Bruno Tonioli. Jodie not only danced part of the routine with DiMarco, but the sultry collaboration had her dancing solo with Peta for part of the routine as well.
Backstage after the show, Jodie Sweetin told People her DWTS mission was accomplished because she got a perfect score before she was booted from the dance floor.
“I think we’ve done that every week,” Sweetin said. “We said alright, this is what we’re going to do this week, and we’ve accomplished it.”
After her DWTS elimination was announced, Jodie Sweetin received some social media love from her longtime pals (and current Fuller House co-stars), Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber.
Amazing @JodieSweetin !!!!!!! I cried harder than your mama!!!! You were SO SO SO great!!!! I love you and couldn't be more proud of you!— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) May 10, 2016
Now that Jodie Sweetin has completed her run on Dancing with the Stars (she will make a return to the ballroom for the show’s finale night blowout), the former child star will focus on her work on the second season of the Netflix Fuller House reboot. The series follows the adult antics of Cameron Bure, Barber, and Sweetin’s characters from the 80s sitcom Full House.
In an interview last week with KTLA 5 in Los Angeles, Jodie talked about her time on DWTS, admitting she was very critical of all of her moves. But Sweetin also answered questions about the second season of Fuller house. Jodie even said her character, Stephanie Tanner, will get a love interest this season.
“Stephanie, I think, is getting a boyfriend this year,” Jodie said. “So it’s going to be a very fun, Full House/Fuller House plot twist sort of boyfriend.”
Fans may remember that on the first season of Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars pro dancers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy turned up as potential love interests for Sweetin and Cameron Bure’s characters when they met them at a nightclub, but the Tanner sisters didn’t let the celebrity dancers’ flirtation with them go very far.
Take a look at the video below to see Jodie Sweetin’s perfect-scoring jive on Dancing with the Stars.
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