Sean Spicer living to see another day on the stage did not sit well with many, including judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who admitted when speaking with Us Weekly that the former White House Press Secretary’s survival is “frustrating.”
For a third time in a row, the night ended on a sour note as the judges huffed over who the audience sent to the bottom two. Alongside Kate Flannery stood Ally Brooke, who earned the first perfect score of the season.
The judges were unanimous in their decision to save Ally, but not without dishing out some choice words to the show’s voters first.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is speaking out after he survived another week of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Despite being one of the worst dancers to take the stage, earning the lowest score of the night, and early calls for him to be axed from the competition all together, Spicer was the first dancer announced as safe Monday night.
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“My reaction to Sean being saved, it’s frustrating,” she told the outlet. “There are really great dancers being sent home, but that is part of our show. It’s always been the audience and the judges’ perspective. So I’m not — I can’t be mad at it, but it’s frustrating.”
Inaba added that she has “nothing against people that are supporting Sean because they’re voting passionately,” instead encouraging others to “vote as passionately as the people who support Sean.”
After some in the audience booed Len Goodman’s remarks, the judge protested: “I’m being nice tonight! Sean, I respect your effort. Well done.” But judge Bruno Tonioli also didn’t hold back with criticism, leaning heavily into ocean metaphors.
Currently, Spicer is among the final six contestants, who also include Ally Brooke, Kel Mitchell, Hannah Brown, Lauren Alaina, and James Van Der Beek.