April 28, 2010 02:24:54 GMT
The former 'Bachelor' contestant now knows how it feels to be sent home after his dance in the Samba-Tango week did not garner enough votes.
The Bachelor himself is eliminated. Jake Pavelka is leaving "Dancing with the Stars" this week after stumbling in samba and criticized by the judges as having poor wiggle ability. For having the lowest combined score, Jake was in the bottom two along with Niecy Nash who didn't do well in tango.
"You know what, this is, I think, the best season of Dancing With [the] Stars I've seen," Jake said after learning his fate. "I was so honored to be here. I enjoyed every second of this. I want to thank Texas, I want to thank all the Mavericks fans, Canada, all the tweets, Facebook. ...thank you for keeping me here for six episodes. I can't even put it into words how much I enjoyed this."
And with teary eyes, Jake turned to his dancing partner, Chelsie Hightower, and said "Thank you so much. You're one of my best friends. I have loved every second of this. I love you. Thank you for being so great to my beautiful fiancee Vienna. Thank you everybody for watching and keeping me in."