Nowhere to run: Dr Eva is latest to get marching orders from 'Dancing With The Stars'
ON TONIGHT'S Dancing With The Stars, nine became eight as viewers said goodbye to Dr. Eva Orsmond.
The former Operation Transformation host failed to impress the judges with her foxtrot, scoring 14 out of 30. She danced to ’Nowhere to Run’ by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with her partner Sean Smullen, but it wasn't enough to keep her in the competition.
"I absolutely loved it. It was an amazing honour to be selected for the first Dancing With The Stars in Ireland. I hope this programme carries on forever," she said after hearing the news.
Judge Julian Benson was absent from the show due to a bout of pneumonia and was replaced by creative director Darren Bennett.
A bout of tonsillitis didn't stop dancer Ryan McShane and actress Denise McCormack from pulling out all the stops for their samba.
They opened the show with a bang, getting the highest score of the night with 27 out of 30.
Des Cahill was an audience favourite again this week, receiving rapturous cheers and praise from the judges for one of his best performances yet, scoring 18.
Finding herself at the bottom of the leaderboard last week, Teresa Mannion was swept off her feet by partner John Nolan, scoring 16 for their salsa.
Hometown's Dayl Cronin and Ksenia Zsihotska turned up the heat with their Viennesse Waltz and received a standing ovation from the audience. They were given a score of 27 from the judges.
Katherine Lynch came back fighting this week after harsh comments from judge Brian Redmond. She scored 22 for her foxtrot.
Aoibhin Garrihy turned up the heat with her Viennesse Waltz, with the judge Loraine Barry praising it as a "superb" performance. She scored 20 out of 30.
Comedian Des Bishop turned on the charm for his Cha Cha and won universal praise from the judges, scoring 24 out of 30.
Aidan O'Mahony danced an American Smooth with partner Valeria Milova and won praise from Brian Redmond for improving his posture. The GAA star scored 19 out of 30.