Dancing with the Stars eliminated Tiger King star Carole Baskin and her professional partner Pasha Pashkov after the 14 remaining couples of Season 29 each took the stage and performed a new dance during Monday night’s episode on ABC.
Carole and Pasha landed in the bottom two along with TV and film actress Anne Heche and pro partner Keo Motsepe based on the combination of judges’ scores and home-viewer votes cast live as Dancing with the Stars aired in the Eastern and Central time zones on Monday night.
Dancing with the Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli were able to vote to save one of the bottom-two couples from elimination.
Derek voted to save Anne and Keo, and then Bruno also voted to save Anne and Keo. Although two votes was enough to carry, Carrie Ann revealed she would have voted the same way as her fellow judges.
“My husband is going to be so happy I’m coming home,” Carole said following her ouster.
Prior to Carole and Pasha’s elimination, each celebrity and professional pairing performed one time for “Disney Night” — and two couples won the night by topping the leaderboard.
Catfish creator and host Nev Schulman and pro partner Jenna Johnson tied for first place on the judges’ leaderboard with figure skater and Olympic medalist Johnny Weir and pro partner Britt Stewart after both couples earned 24 out of 30 possible points from the judges.
Nev and Jenna performed an Argentine tango inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean.
Bruno gushed Nev had maintained the Argentine tango all the way through the routine, and Derek said the TV star was “cooking with hot sauce” and it was “so good.”