Cloris Leachman has left the ballroom.
The oldest ever competitor in “Dancing With the Stars” history was finally sent packing on Tuesday night.
At 82, Cloris had impressed her critics, regularly returning week after week to the ballroom as a host of celebs including Rocco DiSpirito and Kim Kardashian were voted off.
Trouble began brewing on the eve of this week’s competition, however, when it was suggested that Susan Lucci was “fit to be tied,” according to the Chicago Sun Times, over Cloris’ continued appearance (feelings Susan denied in a statement to Access).
Regardless, Cloris finally had her day and as she left with partner Corky Ballas, the entire ballroom audience stood up to give the octogenarian a standing ovation.
“I’m not leaving,” the frisky Cloris told co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris. “I can’t go home! What, are you serious? This is a joke!”
In related “DWTS” news, Cody Linley said his partner, Julianne Hough, who underwent an operation earlier today to remove her appendix, is doing well.
“Her operation went as planned and she’s at home and resting,” he said. “That’s good news.”
Next week, Cody will dance with Edyta Sliwinska, who was kicked off the first week of Season 7 with comedian Jeffrey Ross.
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