Chad Ochocinco 86'd From Dancing with the Stars

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Chad Ochocinco's run on Dancing with the Stars came to an end Tuesday.

The Cincinnati Bengals star and partner Cheryl Burke were voted off on the penultimate week of competition, with Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy joining them in the bottom two, but advancing to next Monday's finals.

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough and Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya await Erin and Maks to square off for the Mirror Ball title. Chad's sad to go, but not bitter.

"This was awesome," he said. "I enjoyed the journey. I got some great criticism. I met awesome people, including the beautiful Cheryl Burke. I already won."

Cheryl Burke, Chad Ochocinco Picture

While Ochocinco won high praise and admirable scores (although still the lowest of the night) Monday, it wasn't enough to put him through to the final round.

As Len Goodman stated Monday, Ochocinco was the only remaining contestant with no dance training, so the fact that he got to the semifinals is impressive.

As for his relationship with Cheryl? Brooke Burke tried to ask Ochocinco about their "special" relationship. "Excuse me, say what?" jokingly replied Ochocinco.

"We will remain friends," he said, brushing off the romance rumors. Oh well. Click to enlarge some top Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke moments on DWTS ...

Cheryl Burke and Chad Ochocinco Photo
Chad Ochocinco Shirtless
Ochocinco and Burke
Cheryl Burke and Chad Ochocinco Pic
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke Dancing
Cheryl and Chad
Cheryl and Chad Pic

With Chad gone, who do you want to win Dancing with the Stars?

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente