There was a mix-up when it came to the elimination round on Week 4 of Dancing with the Stars!
At the end of the episode, there were three couples left waiting to find out their fate — Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe, Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko and Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd. Banks announced, “Anne and Keo and Vernon and Peta are at the bottom two,” only to realize later that this was not actually the case and there was an error on her notecards.
“There’s been an error,” she revealed. “I’m looking right now, and we have three couples. So we need to clarify this for one second. The bottom two couples are Anne and Keo and Monica [Aldama] and Val [Chmerkovskiy],” Banks said.
“Please come back. Please have Monica come back,” Banks asked, trying to locate Aldama and Chmerkovskiy, who had already exited the stage after previously being announced as safe. “There’s been an error in our control room, but we’re making it happen.”
“This is live TV, right? This is the craziness of live TV!” Banks quipped.
With just minutes left before the episode ended, there wasn’t enough time left to explain the mistake. Banks simply apologized, while adding that her cards were wrong. She then quickly asked the judges to announce the couple they wanted to save. “Again, we apologize for this. This live TV, and we’re all human. It’s time for the judges’ verdict,” she said.
Ultimately, the judges decided to save Aldama and Chmerkovskiy, sending Heche and Motsepe home. “We’re going to hear it one more time for Anne and Keo. We love you guys so much. You guys go celebrate, Monica and Val,” Banks said.
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.