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As Dancing With the Stars heats up, it’s that time again. That’s right, time to say adios week by week so last night’s elimination episode was no exception as it said bye-bye to Elisabetta Canalis. After hearing the news during the live elimination episode, she told reporters, “I’m sad of course because for me, it was a good experience.” Plus, the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney says she’s open to anything new that comes her way. Find out more after the jump!

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“I had fun,” explained the Italian TV host. “It was a good opportunity. I really cared about this competition, but it’s a competition so somebody has to go home and tonight we went home.”

Although she told reporters she didn’t know what she wants to do next, like doing more television in America, she responded, “I don’t know, really. If Dancing With the Stars will bring me new opportunities, I’ll be happy.”

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Elisabetta seemed to take it in stride while her dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy explained his take on why they lost. “You want the politically correct take? No, the truth is I feel like yesterday the judges kind of dropped the ball on the marks. We did show improvement and I was really happy with our result. But then they gave that result to five other couples and that killed it.”

He added, “There was not enough space between us, you know when it comes down to David Arquette and Chaz Bono, as much as Elisabetta was amazing, the press that they get and the popularity and fan base that they have in America, we can’t complete with that.”

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That said, Elisabetta admitted the hardest part about the show was “the rhythm of the rehearsals, the adrenaline of the competition.” And now that she is making a name for herself here in America, there’s one name she wants to get away from the association and that’s her ex, George Clooney.

When asked if people know another side to her since she became famous for dating George, she simply retorted, “George Clooney, George Clooney, George Clooney.” She added, “People in this country know me because of him.”

Reporting by Gena Oppenheim

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