Chad Ochocinco Dances off Stars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 May 2010
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke

Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke

Chad Ochocinco was the latest celebrity to be voted off US TV show 'Dancing With The Stars' last night (18.05.10)

Chad Ochocinco was voted off 'Dancing With The Stars' last night (18.05.10).

The National Football League star - who performed the Waltz and the Paso Doble on the US programme with his dance partner Cheryl Burke on Monday (17.05.10) - earned a total of 52 points out of a possible 60 from the judges, but missed out on a place in next week's final.

Despite becoming the eighth celebrity to be voted off the show, the sportsman claimed he had "already won" by meeting his professional partner.

He said: "This was awesome, I enjoyed the journey. I got some great criticism. I met some awesome people, including the beautiful Cheryl Burke. I've already won."

Chad - who remained coy about his relationship with the stunning dancer despite buying her a diamond ring one week and a delicate diamond pendant the next - later characterised their relationship as a "special friendship that will always mean the world to me".

The departure of the football star leaves figure skater Evan Lysacek, singer Nicole Scherzinger and sports presenter Erin Andrews to battle it out in next week's grand finale which will see one couple scoop the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.

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