Rick Perry will not be bringing the mirrorball back to Texas. On Tuesday night, Perry became the second contestant eliminated from the 23rd season of Dancing With The Stars. Perry and his partner Emma Slater were eliminated after scoring the lowest score for their paso doble routine and failing to defeat Vanilla Ice in the face-off challenge on Monday night. Perry had suffered an ankle injury during the week.
Speaking to E!, Perry called his brief stint on the show an "amazing experience."
"I look back on it for the last month as an amazing experience," Perry told E! News. "I was able to talk about those veterans issues that really brought me to the show to begin with…We're here tonight enjoying America's pastime because somewhere along the way there was some young American who served and kept us free."
A look back at Perry's time on the dance floor:
God Bless Texas, Cha-cha
Theme from 'Green Acres,' Quickstep
Tamacun, paso doble
Bravo. We'll miss ya, Rick.