Wendy Williams’ badly blistered feet earned a reprieve Tuesday, as the talk show host became the second celebrity voted off “Dancing with the Stars.”
It wasn’t much of a surprise that Williams got the ax, as her fox trot Monday had landed her at the bottom of the leaderboard with 15 out of 30 points. Hours earlier, Williams posted a photo on Twitter that showed her feet swollen with blisters.
Williams said Tuesday night that if she had been judged on personality alone, she’d win.
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She also claimed to be the “busiest” contestant, having to juggle a marriage and motherhood with weekly commitments in New York and Los Angeles.
Still, Williams acknowledged her struggles on the ballroom.
“Despite stereotypes, this is one black girl who can’t even do the running man,” Williams said, adding that she would give a fuller report on her talk show.
Head judge Len Goodman said Williams’ story was of someone who “overcame her fears.”
With Williams out, Kirstie Alley was spared an early exit from pro-partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy having dropped the Emmy-winner Monday during their rumba.
Asked what she was thinking when Chmerkovskiy's knee buckled and Alley took a tumble, the actress deadpanned, “Where Am I? Who am I?”
Other celebrities still in contention for ABC's mirrorball trophy and returning next week are: NFL-er Hines Ward, model Petra Nemcova, Disney star Chelsea Kane, reality star Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, wrestler Chris Jericho and original “Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio.