*If you missed it, “Dancing With the Stars” said good-bye to former Laker Rick Fox on Tuesday night during an election-night program that commemorated the 200th episode of the show.
The actor and ex-athlete, who received his highest score of the show the same night, stayed positive throughout the whole journey and had no idea his dancing career on the show would end so soon.
“It’s been a transformational journey for me,” he said after learning his fate. “It’s been amazing. My relationship has been transformed with my girlfriend and with my daughter.”
On Monday, contestants performed routines inspired by past celebrity dancers who served as judges during their respective routines.
Fox and his dance partner Cheryle Burke revamped a fabulous quickstep first performed by season five champion Helio Castroneves. Fox, wearing a bright green suit, was given a score of 10 from his celebrity judge.
“It was slick, it was quick,” said head judge Len Goodman. “Rick, it was good.”
Perhaps viewers disagreed: Judges’ scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which star is dismissed each week. We will miss you Rick.