After five brutal weeks of dancing, Kate Gosselin was sent home packing on ABC's Dancing With the Stars Tuesday.
The reality star, 35, and partner Tony Dolovani — who had the lowest score, 15, on Monday's show — were in the bottom two along with Pamela Anderson and her partner Damian Whitewood.
When Gosselin's name was announced, she was speechless.
"I need a minute," she said as she wiped tears from her eyes.
Dolovani, 36, then spoke.
Despite off-camera spats, he said he was "proud of Kate. I know she gets a lot of criticism out there … She has eight kids and is a single mom … she showed up every single day. I thought [she] danced beautifully."
Gosselin then composed herself and said her ousting was "ok. I am very honored to have been here … It was a good experience."
She added, "I cannot wait to watch the rest of these people perform Monday … I've really grown to love everyone."
She finally thanked her fans for voting for her despite low scores from the judges.
Said Gosselin, "Thank you for believing in me probably more than I believed in myself."
Looking back, she said, "I was scared to death most of time I had to be out [on the dance floor]. It's so much more than I thought. It takes a lot."
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