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Sherri Shepherd, who was sent home on the Dancing With the Stars results show Tuesday in the most surprising elimination of the season, did not see it coming.

"She was crying pretty hard post show and everyone was hugging her," a studio source said, adding that Shepherd skipped the usual post-elimination interview.

"It's highly unusual for [the eliminated celebrity] to skip press, especially someone who seemed to have a good attitude like Sherri had on DWTS."

Sherri Shepherd on Dancing With the Stars

Sherri did go on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about it, calling the experience an “amazing adventure” and encouraging fans to challenge themselves.

"It was a very big surprise [to be eliminated]," Shepherd, in better spirits, told Kimmel. "Carrie Ann [Inaba] said she's never seen me so expressionless."

"I'm an actress, so that's almost like telling Gladys Knight she can't sing. As an actress, Carrie Ann's going to get me blacklisted," she joked.

“If you don’t go towards the thing you fear, you won’t be able to say you lived. I got voted off, I wanted the ride to continue, but I got to say, I did it.”

“It pushes you mentally and physically and it is a life-changing experience, I have to say,” Sheppard said. “So I have to say thank you, I am so grateful."

Good attitude. Sadly, someone has to go home each week, even if they've improved and showed promise. Did it deserve to be Sherri? Tell us below ...

 

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Was the third elimination on Dancing With the Stars a surprise?

With Martina Navratilova double faulting her way out first and Jack Wagner behind her, all bets were off as to who would exit stage left Tuesday.

Was it Gladys Knight and partner Tristan MacManus sent packing? Or was it another set of bottom three regulars, Gavin DeGraw and partner Karina Smirnoff?

Turns out it was neither of those tandems.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

In the most shocking results night this spring, Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower were at the bottom.

"All of us are in total shock," judge Len Goodman said. "This is beyond ... The standard is so high, anyone can be in jeopardy, anyone can be safe."

In the end, Sherri and Val were eliminated.

"I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I've always had," the talk show host said. "I had the most amazing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy."

"That thing that scares you the most ... run towards it because it's so amazing on the other side ... I had the most amazing time on this show."

Roshon and Chelsie will be back next week to compete in the top nine. You tell us: Did Sherri deserve to be voted off Dancing With the Stars?

 

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Sherri Shepherd has commented on plenty of people and topics over the years on The View, something she jokingly implied could hurt her on Dancing With the Stars.

At least in Week 1, it will do no such thing.

Partnering with Val Chmerkovskiy (brother of Maksim Chmerkovskiy) can't hurt. Nor can saying how happy she is to be there ... or squeezing her partner's ass. Nice.

Sherri and Val's foxtrot wasn't half bad, either. She has this "fun, fun, fun" (according to Len) infectious energy that's hard not to love. Watch her debut below ...

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Sherri Shepherd took to The View today to address rumors that she's been rehearsing for the show since January and thus has an unfair advantage.

The Season 14 hopeful denied ever working with Val Chmerkovskiy (her pro partner on the program) and/or Maksim Chmerkovskiy at their dance studio.

“We have never, I say never, we’ve never danced together,” Sherri said of the rumor. “I’ve never danced with Maks, I’ve never danced with Val."

However, she did attend a dance class at their venue.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

She did clarify that she loves dancing and had taken classes, however, “This started long before I started negotiations with Dancing With the Stars.”

Sherri said she took lessons before her wedding to Lamar Sally in August.

Radar Online had said Sherri was spotted this past December at the Soho Studio owned by the Chmerkovskiy brothers and Maks was there at the time.

Also, PureDWTS reported in December that they saw a photo of Sherri and Val go up at Dance With Me's website but it was promptly taken down.

Since Sherri is still tweeting about Monday’s DWTS season premiere it doesn’t sound like the allegation that she “cheated” is being taken seriously.

She and Val should be taken seriously as contenders though, apparently! She's been practicing, and the Dancing With the Stars cast is on notice.

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Jack Wagner, Sherri Shepherd, Maria Menounos, Gavin DeGraw and Melissa Gilbert will all be among those competing on Dancing With the Stars March 19.

A pair of sports stars - Green Bay Packers wideout Donald Driver and tennis legend Martina Navratilova - will also be lacing up their dancing shoes.

Perhaps more importantly, Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he'll be back!

  • Jack Wagner Pic
  • Maria Menounos at the 2012 Oscars
  • Gavin Pic
  • Sherri Shepherd at the Oscars

DeGraw is up for some serious double duty, as he will also continue his current U.S. tour for the first few weeks of the season, if he can last that long.

Gavin's pro partner, Karina Smirnoff, will most likely join him on tour so they can keep up the practicing, but none of his concerts conflict with DWTS dates.

Wagner, Heather Locklear's ex, will compete amid a minor scandal, while Menounos and Shepherd represent the entertainment show contingent.

The full Dancing With the Stars cast for Season 14 this spring:

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