TV Watch Dancing with the Stars
Kim Zolciak-Biermann's mini stroke may have kept her from continuing on the dance floor, but she's calling the health scare a "blessing in disguise."
The Don't Be Tardy star told Good Morning America host Michael Strahan on Thursday that the stroke – for which she was hospitalized – revealed a more serious health condition.
"The minor TIA [transient ischemic attack] revealed that I have a PFO [patent foramen ovale], a hole in my heart that never closed," Zolciak-Biermann said.
Switch-Up Week on Dancing with the Stars is always a time of mixed emotions for the contestants.
"I'm excited and terrified," Vine star Hayes Grier tells PEOPLE of the prospect of being paired with someone other than pro dancer Emma Slater, whom he has been working with since before the season 21 premiere last month.
But Switch-Up Week is here whether Grier likes it or not, and PEOPLE can exclusively reveal who is paired with whom:
Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Witney Carson never saw it coming – her fiancé's proposal, that is.
"I didn’t even know that he was in town," Carson says of her husband-to-be, Carson Mcallister, who proposed on Saturday. "I thought he was back in Utah. His sisters and I were just taking pictures and I look over and he's on the beach surrounded by candles."
Carson, 21, says Mcallister had constructed a "little fort of sand" covered by a white canopy in Manhattan Beach, California, and had music playing.
There is no denying that Alek Skarlatos has the heart of a hero.
Tamar Braxton broke through on Monday's Dancing with the Stars.
The reality star gave her most-acclaimed performance yet on Monday's episode, bringing the house down with a dance that honored her husband Vince Herbert, whom she almost lost in 2012.
Alek Skarlatos took time to pay tribute to the victims of last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
The Dancing with the Stars contestant shared his grief during Monday's broadcast. The shooting, in which a gunman identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer killed nine people, was particularly painful for Skarlatos, who has strong ties to the college, where he would have been attending classes the day of the shooting had he not been competing on DWTS.
"Once I found out about the shooting, I just started calling all my friends and family. I felt totally hopeless. Like there was nothing I could do," he said in a pre-recorded segment. "I just felt like I needed to get home as fast as I could."
The show aired footage of him at a candlelight vigil for the victims.
"Being here under these circumstances, it just doesn't feel the same. This isn't the quiet town that I left," he said. "It's honestly the strangest emotions I've felt. Even the train made more sense than this does."
Skarlatos is no stranger to violent attacks. The Army National Guard Specialist helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August.
"This week has been very hard. My entire mind and heart has been with Roseburg."
The show must go on, so Kim Zolciak-Biermann won't get another chance to win the mirrorball trophy.
The reality personality isn't returning to Dancing with the Stars until the November finale, she announced Monday.
Zolciak-Biermann, 37, reposted a photo from contestant Paula Deen holding a sign for her old parking space in the ABC lot.
Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Witney Carson is engaged!