It was the end of the road for Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd in Dancing With the Stars. After three straight weeks in the last two, the former NFL player and his professional partner were eliminated in Monday’s Top 11 episode of the ABC dance competition. The pair found themselves in the back after scoring a 21/30 for their cha cha at Kool & the Gang’s ‘Celebration’, with judges Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli choosing to save the last two couples Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart . “It’s so difficult and it will only get more difficult,” Tonioli said of the difficult decision. “Each of you has [dance] qualities.” “
Davis and Murgatroyd reflected on their time on DWTS at Entertainment Tonight after the elimination. “Life is about the unexpected,” said the athlete. “But it’s great, you know? I had a great trip. I met Peta and Nelly… even though it’s COVID [concerned], being able to hang out with these guys while the show was awesome. “
Murgatroyd added that having come together as a team, she and Davis “love each other very much” and “had a great time.” She continued, “We have had a nice bond that has formed and I really hope we can just carry it on in our lives now and forever. It was a pleasure to know him and to know his stories and his life.
Murgatroyd also informed fans of his neck injury after having to leave the stage last week to see the medical team. “When I got the scores from the judges last week, I was standing there thinking, ‘Someone picked is wrong,'” she recalls. “I could just feel it stiffening… and as I walked, we went up the stairs to back up to our skybox area, and I couldn’t turn my head.” After being settled in, the pro learned that her neck pain was actually caused by three of her ribs having ‘popped out’, which she said was ‘strange’ as she didn’t know how it could have happened. . “I am fine now]. I’m absolutely fine and I don’t know how it happened, ”admitted the dancer.
Monday’s show was also a flagship night as Hough returned to the DWTS stage as a dancer for the first time since 2017, performing a paso doble to Taalbi Brothers’ “Uccen” with his girlfriend Hayley Erbert. Despite speculation that the judge was planning to propose to Erbert during the dance special, Hough told Entertainment Tonight it wasn’t in the cards. “I’m just going to be blunt, that doesn’t happen,” he said. “Just because it’s not my style, I don’t think so, you know?”