ABC's "Dancing With the Stars": Season 24 - Season Premiere
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If you missed the most recent Dancing with the Stars episode, the news of Heather and Maks’ shocking DWTS elimination will hit pretty hard. Because the two had been doing SO well; they literally earned the season’s first perfect score with their rumba to the sound of TLC’s “Waterfalls” earlier in the night.

So….WHY?! Well, at the end of the day it’s still a fan-fueled competition, and in large part, a lot comes down to fan votes. So when they found themselves up against Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, no one was really ‘safe.’ But Morris and Chmerkovskiy handled their elimination like total professionals.

Others were caught off guard though, like Chmerkovskiy’s fiance Peta Murgatroyd.

Pro dancer Sasha Farber added that their elimination was “nuts.”

And the internet people had opinions, because of course.

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We hope that Morris and Chmerkovskiy know that they are incredibly talented. It’s sad to see them go, but we’re celebrating their achievements and looking forward to seeing more of them in the future.

You go, guys!