"My one disappointment is that we won't learn the Foxtrot," Fox joked on "Good Morning America."
Fox and professional partner Cheryl Burke said good-bye last night after the seventh week of the competition.
"This experience as a whole is something that you can't put into words," Fox said on "Good Morning America." "As I look over the last seven weeks, I look at the relationship I have with my daughter that's grown...she loves the show and got to come and see her dad dance."
To mark the show's 200th episode, contestants had to perform two dances -- a team cha-cha, coached by former DWTS winners Olympians Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Anton Ohno, and an individual dance. Couples were tasked to recreate an iconic dance from past seasons.
Fox and Burke took on Helio Castroneves' Quickstep with Julianne Hough from season five, dancing to "Hey Pachuco." Fox performed with gusto in a dashing green suit, and got in touch with his fun and playful side. He earned his highest score of the competition with judge Bruno Toniolo calling it his "best performance" yet. The couple said they were surprised to be sent home.
"We may have gotten lost in the pack," Burke said. "People may have thought we were going to be safe and didn't vote."
Fox praised his partner for coaching him and for compensating for their huge height difference – no small feat. The former Los Angeles Laker towered over his partner during the competition, forcing Burke to wear special 4-inch heels.
"My feet were killing me!" she admitted on "GMA," but "I had to do whatever to get close to Rick's height."
Fox also lauded his competitors, urged fans to keep voting and said the contest "will go down to the wire."
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