David Arquette's chances at the coveted Dancing With the Stars mirrorball trophy may have fell short, but the actor tells Us Weekly he's limbering up his dialing fingers to vote for his new favorite next week.
"I love JR [Martinez]," Arquette, 40, told Us after getting the boot Tuesday. "He's been so great and supportive. What a great guy."
Throwing his support behind the war hero and his pro Karina Smirnoff, Arquette says he wishes he could have stuck it out a few more weeks to really show fans his improvement on the dance floor.
Despite receiving rave reviews for his "phenomenal" Monday night cha cha with pro Kym Johnson, the Scream star "never had that great dance," he told reporters. "It's sad. Yesterday['s routine] was [about] really letting things go and just doing it. It was really, really fun."
And Arquette insists there's no hard feelings over his dismissal, even though he mocked pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy's recent outburst after learning his fate.
"There must be a mistake, because this is my show," Arquette complained in jest after Tom Bergeron declared bottom two finisher Nancy Grace safe. Says Johnson: "I told him prepare for the worst and then if we're safe we'll celebrate…but we weren't."
Grateful for the experience, Arquette tells Us he's anxious get home to his 7-year-old daughter, Coco, and just take a long nap!
"Coco will be sad, but she also knows it means I get more time with her, so that makes her happy," the booted celeb explains of his little girl, who rooted for him weekly alongside mom Courteney Cox.
"[I can't wait to start] taking my daughter to school, going to ice skating practice with her — and sleeping!" he says. "I woke up at 3:30 this morning just amped up! It's so much high pressure and stress and I'm looking forward to a lack of anxiety on Mondays."
Once he settles back into a regular routine, Arquette says he plans to continue dancing.
"Maybe Kym and I will take our show on the road!" he joked.
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