'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Suzanne Somers honored, who went home on Disney100 night

Plus, find out who topped the leaderboard this week.

October 18, 2023, 11:24 AM

"Dancing with the Stars" season 32 kicked off its Disney100 night of competition by paying tribute to former contestant Suzanne Somers.

The show's Oct. 17 episode opened with the words, "In memoriam," followed by a photo of Somers.

"DWTS" co-host Alfonso Ribeiro also honored the "Three's Company" actress later in the show, saying she "made a big impression both in the ballroom and behind the scenes" and sending thoughts to her family and friends.

Suzanne Somers is partnered with Tony Dovolani.
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Somers, who died Sunday at the age of 76 following a battle with breast cancer, competed on season 20 with professional partner Tony Dovolani. They were the fourth couple to be eliminated.

Dovolani previously responded to Somers' death, telling Entertainment Tonight in an interview published Monday that it hit him "like a ton of bricks." He called her a "beacon of light" and said he chooses to remember her "with a smile on her face."

Chloe Flower performs on piano while Adrian Peterson and Britt Stewart compete on "Dancing With the Stars."
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Elsewhere in the episode, NFL star Adrian Peterson and his pro partner Britt Stewart were eliminated after scoring a 21 out of 30 for their Viennese waltz to "Baby Mine" from "Dumbo."

"This dance journey has really meant a lot, just being introduced to something totally different, getting outside my element and learning these routines," Peterson said on "Good Morning America" Wednesday, speaking of his experience. "I feel like Britt has done an incredible job of coaching me up, lifting me up, pushing me, inspiring me throughout this process."

Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovsky compete on "Dancing With the Stars."
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Taking over the top spot this week, which celebrated Disney's 100th anniversary, was Marvel star Xochitl Gomez and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who earned a 27 out of 30 for their paso doble to "Un Poco Loco" from "Coco."

Sitting at the bottom of the leaderboard this week were actress Alyson Hannigan and actor Barry Williams, who both earned 18 out of 30 with their respective pro partners Sasha Farber and Peta Murgatroyd.

"Dancing with the Stars" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and Disney+, and streams the next day on Hulu.

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