Saturday 18 November 2017

Dr Eva jets off to Italy as she's the latest celebrity to get the boot from DWTS

Dr Eva Orsmond and Sean Smullen dancing a Cha-Cha to ’Nowhere to Run’ by Martha Reeves. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Dr Eva Orsmond and Sean Smullen dancing a Cha-Cha to ’Nowhere to Run’ by Martha Reeves. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Sean O'Grady

Dr Eva Orsmond became the latest casualty on RTÉ's 'Dancing with the Stars' as she was given her marching orders last night.

The former 'Operation Transformation' star danced the Cha-Cha with partner Sean Smullen but failed to win over the judges or viewers.

However, Dr Eva said she was looking forward to some downtime after all the gruelling rehearsals.

"I'm going to Italy straight away. Work has been busy. I have a lot of friends there because I lived there for seven years," she told the Irish Independent.

The mum of two admitted she made a few mistakes on the dancefloor and suspected her time was up - especially after hearing that she had been given a score of 14 out of 30.

"I knew I was doing mistakes with the step work. I think my rehearsal was almost better. When you get to do this at this level, it's a totally difference dancing than I would have done. You need to be aware of so many different things," she said.

Des Cahill and Karen Byrne: dancing a Tango. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Des Cahill and Karen Byrne: dancing a Tango. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Dr Eva's partner Smullen admitted the couple were the worst of the night and was not surprised they were sent home.

"We've had some ups and downs. This was a particularly bad week for us and unfortunately we are out as a result. We had the worst performance of the night and we forgot the most steps," he said.

Des Cahill continued his winning streak on last night's show, getting a rapturous applause from the audience after performing the Tango.

The sports broadcaster will be dancing the Cha-Cha next week and he's already dreading going into another week of rehearsals.

Des Bishop and Giulia Dotta dancing a Cha-Cha. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Des Bishop and Giulia Dotta dancing a Cha-Cha. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

"I'm a bit tired at the thought of going into it again this week. Isn't it great though? I would have been very disappointed to be out," he said.

Judge Julian Benson was absent from the show and is currently in hospital with pneumonia.

Executive producer Larry Bass said: "He had a temperature even last week and he was just too ill to appear. He is still in hospital at the minute and he is getting IV antibiotics.

"I rang him earlier to let him know we are all thinking about him. We hope he will be back next week, but it's too early to say."

Irish Independent

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