On any reality TV series, there’s going to be an element of surprise. And if we’re being honest, that’s what we look for when we tune in — the shocking moments that will keep us talking the next day.
On every season of Dancing with the Stars, there have been a few “OMG” moments. We’ve watched terrible performances, epic meltdowns, and stars quitting unexpectedly. And whether it felt like a celebrity contestant went home too soon, or fans felt like the wrong person ended up winning it all, DWTS has offered up some unbelievable ousters.
Here are 11 of the most controversial Dancing with the Stars eliminations so far.
1. Heather Morris
When Dancing with the Stars announced that Glee’s Heather Morris would compete in Season 24, fans were a bit skeptical. After all, the actress and singer is already a professional dancer and was even a back-up dancer for Beyoncé.
Once the season started, it was clear that Morris and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were in a league of their own. The team routinely had the best dances each week, and she seemed poised to win it all.
That’s why her elimination in Week 6 was such a shock. Fans in the audience were visibly and vocally upset when Morris and Chmerkovskiy were announced as the duo that would be sent home. And even though some still question whether she belonged on DWTS in the first place, there’s no doubt that she was among the best performers.