'Dancing With the Stars': Contestant Alfonso Ribeiro makes a big announcement(Read article summary)
Ribeiro announced during the show that he and his wife are expecting another child, and the show ended with actor and 'Dancing' contestant Antonio Sabato Jr. being sent home. 'Dancing With the Stars' airs on ABC.
The newest episode of the ABC reality show “Dancing With the Stars” ended with the departure of contestant Antonio Sabato Jr. and included celebrity participant Alfonso Ribeiro announcing that he and his wife are expecting a baby.
YouTube personality Bethany Mota performed a pasodoble with her dancing partner Derek Hough, which judge Bruno Tonioli said had a “grand operatic scale,” according to USA Today. The routine earned the top score of the night – with the judge’s scores for the routine, Mota and Hough ended up with 39 out of 40 points.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who excited the judges and fans earlier this season by performing his well-known Carlton routine from his sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” earned the second-highest score for the evening's routines, 36, by performing a rumba with partner Witney Carson. Ribeiro also announced some big news. “My son’s first birthday is today,” Ribeiro said during the show, according to People. “As a wonderful present, my wife and I decided to get him a brother or sister. We’re having a baby!”
According to People, Ribeiro told co-host Erin Andrews later, “I wanted to say thank you to all the fans and to say I love my wife.”
“Back to the Future” actress Lea Thompson and her partner Artem Chigvintsev snagged the third-highest score of the evening for a routine with their Argentine tango. They earned a score of 34.
Meanwhile, for his routine, contestant and comedian Tommy Chong had the third-lowest score of the night with his partner Peta Murgatroyd after performing a quickstep. The two earned a score of 28. Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and his partner Cheryl Burke had the second-lowest score with 27 after performing a Viennese waltz, which judge Len Goodman called “a bit hectic,” according to TV Guide. Finally, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip and his partner Emma Slater performed a jive and earned the lowest score with 20.
After the contestants were divided into two teams to try to earn extra points, it was announced that Sabato would be departing along with Burke. “It's all about the fans,” Sabato said, according to USA Today. “And that's why I'm here. And the man upstairs.”