Ted McGinley Second to Leave Dancing with the Stars

Ted McGinley Second to Leave Dancing with the Stars
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09/25/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT





Sometimes hard work doesn't pay off.

Though Ted McGinley performed "a very commendable mambo" on Tuesday's show, according to Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman, it wasn't enough to keep him in the competition. McGinley and his partner, new pro Inna Brayer, were the second couple to be voted off Wednesday's Results show.



McGinley and Brayer scored a 19 out of 30 for their mambo, landing them near the bottom of the leader board. Following that performance, McGinley said in his post-dance video interview, "I may not be the most talented, but I may work the hardest." But it looks like the viewers weren't judging purely on talent or hard work.

Kim Kardashian and her partner Mark Ballas, whose lackluster mambo scored an 18 out of 30, were the second couple to be saved. And the pair with the lowest score, a 16 out of 30 after Tuesday's dance, Cloris Leachman and Corky Ballas were the next couple spared, which seemed to surprise Leachman as much as everyone else.

In his farewell speech, an emotional and disappointed McGinley said he was "looking forward to dancing more," adding, "I guess I just wasn't meant to dance."

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