Dancing‘s First Casualties: Seles and Jillette
03/26/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
The magician and the former tennis great took the news pretty well.
"I've never danced before. This has been the most amazing experience and even though it was a lot harder than I thought it would be, I don't have any regrets," Seles told PEOPLE minutes after the show ended. "I don't think there was a day that went by that I didn't smile in the past five weeks."
Less enthusiastic about his Dancing experience was Jillette, who seemed a bit relieved to go home to his wife and two young children.
"It was a good time and I met a great person in Kym Johnson, his professional partner," Jillette told PEOPLE of his short-lived ballroom experience. "I won't keep dancing."
Tears were shed, but not by Seles or Gillette.
"It was awful," an emotional Marissa Jaret Winokur said of the evening. "It's so sad. Everyone wants to be here."
The next best thing to being in the ballroom is continuing to watch and cheer her new friends on, Seles says.
"I'll watch the show at home. I think Kristi Yamaguchi and Mario are amazing," says Seles, who will concentrate her time in the coming months to her Florida-based youth fitness organization Little Champs.
Meantime Jillette will return to doing what he does best, performing magic at the Penn & Teller show in Las Vegas. Johnson says she may get in on the act, too.
"Teller taught me a few magic tricks and Penn tried to teach me to juggle," Johnson says. "I've got some great party tricks now." --Monica RizzoKELSEY McNEAL/ABC