'I should have rehearsed more': Emotional Pamela Anderson breaks down in tears as she becomes first celebrity voted off Dancing with the Stars
09:03 GMT, 26 September 2012
An emotional Pamela Anderson was the first celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday.
After just one dance, the viewers and judges voted out the busty Baywatch beauty, 45, and her pro-dancing partner Tristan MacManus.
On Monday, Pammy performed a shaky routine, which left her close to tears when confronted with the judges.
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Elimination: Pamela Anderson and partner Tristan Macmanus were eliminated from Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night
No more chances: Pamela told host Bergeron that she 'should have put more effort in'
'I don’t want to be the first person to cry on Dancing With the Stars,' she said as she was awarded a meagre 17 points – leaving her and Tristan at the bottom of the scoreboard on the show's first all-star season.
'I screwed up so many things,' she told her partner.
Before her elimination, the former Playgirl pleaded with the judges to let her stay.
'The dance last night was very emotional,' said the Borat actress, who used to be married to rocker Tommy Lee.
Emotions running high: Pamela teared up as she admitted she should have rehearsed more
No more foxtrot: Pamela looked disbelieving after being told she was the first celebrity to go home
'I put a lot of personal stuff into each performance and I just want to do more of it,' she said.
The Barb Wire star attributed her poor performance to nerves and inexperience.
'I think emotions sometimes take over and also I’ve been travelling a lot, I probably should have rehearsed more… and they’re right,' she stuttered, looking at the judges.
'I should have put a lot more effort in, and I’m going to because next week we have such a great dance and I really want to get to it,' she begged while nervously licking her lips.
Bottom couple: The Baywatch star and her partner were placed bottom of the leaderboard by the judges after a 'shaky' dance
The former glamour model, who says she plans to appear on Broadway soon, seemed desperate to improve her ratings with the audience and judges.
'I’m going to end up in musical theatre and I’m going to be on Broadway and I’m really excited about that opportunity and the next dance is a little tease so I would really like to do it,' she implored fruitlessly, before her elimination.
sent home but she managed to hold it together and crack a weak smile: 'I
was ready for it, for sure,” she said of her failure.
'We got the lowest score, but we’ll keep dancing, we’ll dance together again,' she said glancing back at her partner.
Getting through: Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas were thrilled at being put through to the next round, after disappointing scores on Monday
Ever hopeful: Bristol was described by the judges as being the 'most improved; contestant
Also at the bottom of the pile were Bristol Palin, 21, her partner Mark Ballas and ‘98 Degrees’ singer Drew Lachey with Anna Trebunskaya. Both couples scraped through to the next round with judges praising Palin for improving the most.
Palin, daughter of the
controversial politician Sarah Palin who was cheering her on from
the sidelines, seemed particularly relived to
make it though – after she was eliminated in the finals of season 11.
'I think I took a lot of heat last time for making it to the finals and
I’m sure there’s going to be a lot more heat with me being on the All
Star season,' said the teen mother.
Bottom of the pile: Anna Trebunskaya and Drew Lachey found themselves in jeopardy but squeezed though after the viewer's vote, while Sabrina looked equally relieved to be safe for another week
Buddying up: Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough conducted their interview on the floor after Derek joked about the former gymnast's height
High five! Shawn, the youngest contestant, was delighted at being put through
Palin, who has a reality TV show Life’s a Tripp, added: 'I know that I
do deserve to be here because I work just as hard as everyone else and I
hope that this time I can be a lot more confident and do a lot better
Her partner Mark has been urging her to act more 'sexy' and after Monday
night’s dance host Tom Bergeron said: “You say that you’re shy but
apparently your hips did not get the memo.”
Palin said her partner’s teaching method, where he tells her to 'let
that a** go nuts' and 'give that a** its own brain' can be a little
embarrassing as well as helpful.
Addicted to dance: Kirstie Alley told host Bergeron she was a 'danceaholic'
Chemistry: Kirstie's partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy said she was his favourite celebrity partner
'He’s really over the top, definitely and it’s not just like on the
show, it’s all the time, all day, but it’s really fun and I think it
helps me get out of my shell,' she said.
Top of the competition is the surprisingly nimble retired NFL champ Emmitt Smith, 43, who achieved the impressive score of 24.5.
Meanwhile DWTS veteran Kirstie Alley, 61, sailed safely into the second round saying: 'I’m like alcoholic only I’m a dance-a-holic. I have to take it one day at a time.'
Premature celebrations: Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel, Peta Murgatroyd and Gilles Marini, Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith all celebrated before Sabrina and Louis knew for certain they were safe
Oops! The slip up meant Sabrina mistakenly thought she was through when she was technically still in jeopardy
Moment of tension: Sabrina was forced to wait a few precious seconds before learning she was also safe
General Hospital actress Kelly Monaco,
36, was the champion in the first season of the show – but she lacked confidence in
her latest performance.
'I still don’t know what I am doing,' she admitted after giving a feisty
dance to Big Spender with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
'It’s roughly been about seven years since I have danced but I have
decided to give it another shot because there is a certain fire that
comes with being part of the show and I’ve been missing it,' she said.
Debut champion: Kelly Monaco was shown lacking confidence in her performance
Living to fight another day: The soap star and the dance professional looked nervous to hear their fate but ended up safe
Hugs all round: Kelly embraced Valentin as the pair found out they had gone through, while Joey looked thrilled to be through to the next round
An embarrassing moment came when former Disney actress Sabrina Bryan, 28, prematurely celebrated getting through to the next round – before it had been announced that she was safe.
'Wait a minute, I should clarify,' said host Tom Bergeron as she pre-emptively hugged, kissed and careered around onstage with her partner Louis van Amstel.
'Only the names I mentioned are safe,' he added.
Safely through: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani will be competing on next week's show
Top scoring: Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith sailed through to the next round after topping the leaderboard on Monday
Fan favourites: Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd are still in line to compete for the Mirror Ball as they got through the first week
Dancing to victory: Popular contestant Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower went through to the next round with ease
'That was terrible,' said host Brooke Burke Charvet in reference to the mistake.
To save further blushing, the overzealous Cheetah Girl did qualify – but only after judges had scolded her for ‘over dancing’ and trying too hard.
'There was no taming me last night,' said the DVD fitness coach emphatically. 'I was just really, really excited.'
Hell for leather: Justin Bieber whipped up the audience with his performance of As Long As You Love Me
Teenage dream: Justin performed with a menagerie of dancers for the energetic number
Unsurprising, the youngest members of the audience were excited to see Justin Bieber perform As Long As You Love Me in a vest and pair of bizarre low slung shiny black trousers and a menagerie of male dancers.
Rapper Pitbull also made an appearance with a primetime TV debut of his song Don’t Stop the Party.
High energy: The Canadian teen looked out of breath after his performance
Taking to the stage: Pitbull also performed on the show, belting out his new single Don't Stop the Party from upcoming album Global Warming