A “Dancing With The Stars” fan favorite, Sherri Shepherd, was sent packing home Tuesday night in the most-shocking elimination of the season. However, Sherri went out with class and called the experience on “DWTS” an “amazing adventure.” She urged fans of the show to take risks and keep challenging themselves because it feels great to do so when you finish.
“If you don’t go towards the thing you fear, you won’t be able to say you lived. Even if you fail, I got voted off, I wanted the ride to continue, but I got to say, I did it,” Shepherd explained on Wednesday on “Good Morning America.” “The thing that you fear in your stomach … run towards it. I absolutely believe that.”
“The View” co-host, was a long time fan of “Dancing With The Stars” and even campaigned so she could be a contestant on the 14th season of the show. She described being on the “Dancing With the Stars” show as something you would not be able to understand unless you were experiencing it yourself.
“It pushes you mentally and physically and it is a life-changing experience, I have to say,” Sheppard said. “So I have to say thank you. … I’m so grateful to God for the ride I got to take, the friendships I got to make, the people I get to keep in touch with.”
Unfortunately for Shepherd her last dance only earned her 21 points. It was the second-lowest score of the and the judges told her that it was an exciting as her other dances normally were.
Disney star Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower were also in danger of being eliminated even though they earned one of the second highest scores of the night.
Shepherd has been working bi-costal in order to keep up with “Dancing With The Star” and “The View.”
She explains how she kept up with both jobs, “I’m a mother. Mothers multi-task. We’re used to doing more than one thing at once, so … I was in that mother mode. It wasn’t work to me. I loved ‘Dancing,’ that whole process, I love ‘The View,’ so when you’re living the dream, it’s not work.”
Partner Val Chmerkovskiy made light of their early elimination by joking that it was a “conspiracy.”
“I think it’s a conspiracy,” Chmerkovskiy said on “GMA.” “I think Barbara Walters put in a call because she wanted Sherri back on the show.”
Chmerkovskiy had nothing but great things to say about his former partner.
“She was the best student, partner, companion, friend I could have asked for on the show,” he said. “I was very lucky … She took a risk having me as a partner….I wish she got to enjoy it a little longer, but I did my best, whole heartedly, I really wanted the best for her.”