Sep. 26, 2012 at 9:08 AM ET
Somebody had to go first on the all-star season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and even though Pamela Anderson has a legion of fans from her ‘Baywatch’ days, the blond bombshell got her walking papers after her premiere performance on the show.
The axed star passed on doing a good portion of the post-show press line as a few others (including Shannen Doherty, Toni Braxton) have done in the past on "Dancing."
"Pam is with her family," Tristan MacManus, Anderson’s pro partner, explained to reporters after the Tuesday night's results show. "They flew in to see her dance (on Monday.) She hasn’t seen then in a while and she’s spending time with them before they fly home."
How was she feeling? "Obviously, she’s disappointed," MacManus responded. "We both are. Nobody wants to go first, but at the same time, somebody needs to go so the others can move on."
The couple’s cha-cha-cha on Monday met with bad reviews. The judges certainly didn’t care for it as evidenced by their low score (the couple earned a 17), and the audience didn’t seem to respond to it too positively either.
"It’s a story that Pam wanted to tell in the dance," MacManus explained to reporters. "Granted, it didn’t go as well (as we would have liked.) We didn’t get a lot of rehearsal time, but we can’t use that as an excuse. Other people have injuries and commitments."
What’s next? Anderson has expressed an interest in doing Broadway, but her partner was unable to shed light on any specific plans she has. As for MacManus himself, he hopes to appear on results shows throughout the rest of the season.
"It’s hard to feel like you’re a part of the competition when you go so early, but if they want me to dance on Tuesdays I will," he said. "I think of it this way -- I still have 12 (pairs of) friends in the competition."
Michael Maloney is the author of "The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell, creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful."
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