Bill Engvall Eliminated on Dancing With the Stars, Ripped Shirt Off to Show 25-Pound Weight Loss
And then there were three! Bill Engvall was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars on the first night of a two-night finale. The 56-year-old comedian and his professional dance partner Emma Slater were sent home after performing an Indiana Jones-themed samba on Monday, Nov. 25.
After the show, Engvall told Us Weekly he felt like he was leaving on a high note. "I feel wonderful. I feel proud," he shared. "Like Emma said, when you get this close you're not human if you're not looking at the trophy, but we won. We won in so many ways."
During his finale performance, Engvall ripped off his shirt to show off his major weight loss from competing on the ABC reality dance show.
"If I hadn't lost the weight I wouldn't have done it!" he explained to reporters. "But I was watching the video [before the dance] and I said something like, 'If this is my last dance, you'll know Bill Engvall was here.' And I thought if this thing goes well, I'm doing it. We finished the routine and I just ripped off my shirt!"
In total, Engvall told Us he lost 25 pounds from competing on the show and plans to keep it off.
"I'm going to get an exercise bike now, so I let my knees take a rest," he explained. "The hardest part is going to be [that] I can't eat whatever I want anymore now. I've got to go back to being a normal person. It's been a truly once in a lifetime experience."
Now that he's done with DWTS, however, Engvall admitted that he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Gail again.
"I looked at her, and I said, 'I'm free!' And she said, 'I know.' I'm so looking forward to spending time with her," he shared. "I've got a couple of dates in Vegas and then we're going to Park City, and we're going to sit by a fire and have a glass of wine."
DWTS will crown its season 17 winner on Tuesday, Nov. 26. High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu, Glee actress Amber Riley and reality star Jack Osbourne are the remaining three contestants left in the competition. Who does Engvall hope to see win?
"They all deserve to win," he said. "With Jack and Corbin and Amber, it's going to be a hell of a finale," Engvall added. "It'll be fun to watch, to see them do what they do. I just have no regrets, at all."
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