There's been enough drama on "Dancing With the Stars" this season to fill a soap opera, and this week one of soap's most charismatic leading men, Aiden Turner, and his vivacious partner Edyta Sliwinska rumba'd their way off the dance floor.
"I feel I got robbed," the actor said on "Good Morning America" today.
"The judges really hated us," Sliwinska said.
Turner received a standing ovation from the crowd and bid an emotional farewell to the show and his professional partner, the only dancer to have appeared on all 10 seasons of "Dancing With the Stars."
"I just appreciate all the dance moves that she's given to me," he said on the show, tearing up.
Sliwinska called the response from the audience "amazing."
"That's why we do it," she said. "We don't really do it for the three judges. We do it for the audience … it's really, really awesome to see that they gave a standing ovation to Aiden. ... It was harsh to be eliminated so early."
Kate Gosselin escaped elimination once again, despite receiving the lowest scores of the week. Turner and Sliwinska were in the bottom two after their dance, which judge Len Goodman said had "no flow" and was "all stop and start."
"Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, you've come out and done that," he said.
The judges are "either sitting on nails and they were grouchy … or we did something to them in our past life," Turner joked on "GMA." "They told me to be more carefree. I went out there and did everything that Len said."
Despite his early elimination, Turner said he's glad he appeared on the show.
"It's a big challenge," he said. "To be comfortable may feel good, but you've got to do things in life that put you out of your comfort zone. You've got to 'live like you're dying,'" he said, referring to the Tim McGraw song he performed to this week.
Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek and partner Anna Trebunskaya led the way for the second week in a row, with 52/60 points.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the second star to be sent home from "Dancing With the Stars" last week.
"I'm very proud to have had the opportunity to inspire a number of us who are trying to keep very active," Aldrin said on "Good Morning America."
Despite his low scores, the fan favorite wowed the crowd with his performance, and his elimination was met with groans.
"I did this show for the fighter pilots out there, the military people and the elder geezers like me who would just like to see an elder come back week after week," Aldrin said on the show.
Shannen Doherty was the first star sent home from the 10th season of "Dancing With the Stars." The actress's father recently had a stroke, and, she said, "I did do this for him.
"My dad doesn't have his speech 100 percent back yet, but the first words he learned were 'I love you,'" Doherty said on "Good Morning America." "He was crying, and he said, 'I love you and I'm proud of you.'"
After the first two nights of dancing, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger held the lead with 53 out of 60 possible points.