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Mike Catherwood Prefers Never to Dance Again

Dancing With the Stars

Mike Catherwood Prefers Never to Dance Again

Originally posted 03/30/2011 11:45AM

Mike Catherwood and partner Lacey Schwimmer were sent packing Tuesday night when Dancing with the Stars eliminated the first pair of season 12. Now that he's out of the running for the mirror-ball trophy, the radio personality is hanging up his dancing shoes – for good.

"I'm sure there are a lot of past competitors that sparked a dancer within them, but I am not one of those people," Catherwood told PEOPLE following Tuesday's elimination show. "If anything, the only relief that comes with being eliminated tonight is knowing that I don't have to go back in and frustrate myself and Lacey with my horrible dancing."

While the L.A.-based KROQ disc jockey, who earned the lowest scores in the first two weeks of competition, may not be walking away with a newly instilled passion for the ballroom, he's not exactly leaving empty handed, either.

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Who Should Be the First to Go on Dancing?

Dancing With the Stars

Who Should Be the First to Go on Dancing?

Originally posted 03/29/2011 01:15PM

The first Dancing with the Stars elimination of this season is almost here – and one couple will have to quickstep their way off the stage for good.

But who deserves to get the boot?

There are three notable celebrity laggards in jeopardy, two of whom faced some choice words from the judges on Monday.



Mike Catherwood, with 30 points out of 60 for the past two weeks, was told his performance was "a bit rough," while Sugar Ray Leonard, with 34 points, was told his jive "lacked refinement."

As for Wendy Williams, while she showed some improvement this week, she's still stuck near the bottom with just 31 points.

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