The actor, who has been energetic and engaging on the dance floor, had made progress during his time on the show’s season 13. He had a strong fan following, and judges praised his cha-cha last night, but the scores from his group dance didn’t help. TV host Nancy Grace had also been in jeopardy of being eliminated tonight.
Boos erupted from the audience when it was announced that Arquette was going home.
“This whole thing has been incredible,” Arquette said after the results were announced, standing next to his partner, Kym Johnson. He also joked that the results must be a mistake, adding “this is my show” — apparently poking fun at dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s infamous comment of a few weeks ago.
Arquette earned a 24 for his cha-cha, and 23 for his group tango. His total score of 47 points put him fourth among the six remaining competitors.
Elimination in the competition results from a combination of judges’ scores and viewer votes. The celebrity with the lowest combined scores is sent home, until three stars remain. They and their partners compete for the championship.
The actor’s family members – including daughter Coco, ex-wife Courteney Cox, and his sisters, Rosanna Arquette and Patricia Arquette — have constantly been in the audience to cheer on the “Scream” actor’s performances.
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Arquette was affable on his appearance with Johnson on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” after their elimination Tuesday, joking that he was booted because of his dancing prowess.
“I was about to break through – they took me off cause I was a threat!,” Arquette said.
“We plan on dancing some more—there’s a great ‘Dancing’ in Argentina.” he joked. “Have you seen that? We want to take this on the road … We’ll dance anywhere. Reno!”
Johnson, who began on the Australian version of “Dancing with the Stars” and has been on the U.S. version since season four, said that Arquette was one of her favorite partners that she has danced with.
“David was great, we had so much fun he worked really hard,” she said.
Arquette was very gracious about his early exit.
“Everything happens for a reason, and I got everything I wanted out of it,” he said before the traditional burning of the capezio shoes, which is done on “Kimmel” after each contestant is eliminated.
Former talk show host Ricki Lake topped the scoreboard last night; Grace was the night’s low scorer.
Lake, Grace, actor J.R. Martinez, soccer World Cup star Hope Solo and reality TV personality Rob Kardashian will all return to compete on Monday.
Chaz Bono was eliminated from the show last week. The other celebrities who were voted off before him were fashion guru Carson Kressley, singer Chynna Phillips, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari, Italian model Elisabetta Canalis and NBA star Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest).