Drew Lachey Feels His 'Dancing With The Stars' Surprise Elimination Was 'Odd'

Kim LaCapria

Drew Lachey was booted off Dancing With The Stars this week, shocking fans of the reality dance-off who fully expected contestant Bristol Palin to get the boot back to Wasilla.

Drew Lachey admits that the shock of being eliminated "sucks" and that he was as surprised as all of you Dancing With The Stars fans to see his number come up instead of that of Palin's on the most recent DWTS elimination round.

Lachey, along with fellow returning champ Helio Castroneves, departed from the competition as numbers of dancing queens on the show decreased. Of his shocking booteration, Lachey says he feels that he and Castroneves were shunted far too early on in the competition and that he thinks that his opinion is a common one:

"I feel disappointed that it came to an end. There are fantastic dancers on the show. Everyone knows it and everyone sees it every week. But, do I think we're going home too early? Absolutely. I don't think there's anybody in this ballroom who would disagree with that."
"It's kind of ironic that the two Broadway performers, me and Joey, are gone already. It's a little odd to me."
"This is something he's incredible at, and the chance to do it again as part of an all-star season has been awesome for him. He's my best friend and my brother, and no matter what it is, I'll be there for him."