And Lisa Vanderpump thought The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills could be vicious.
Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars results show sent our favorite pink lady packing as she and pro dance partner Gleb Savchenko received the least number of votes combined with their performance score from the judges.
It had been a particularly taxing week for Lisa, who fainted during rehearsals and complained of swollen glands and other such symptoms that don't exactly equal a recipe for ballroom dancing success. But the 52-year-old restaurateur braved the dancefloor regardless, despite advice from her doctor.
"It was 10 minutes before the show started," says Gleb of the game-time decision for the duo to dance on Monday night's episode. "I was walking through the corridor and I tried to call her (Lisa) and she didn’t answer the phone. No one knew where she was. She was in the trailer with the doctor and the producers. The doctor was telling her not to do it. The producers were saying, 'It’s up to you.' Lisa was throwing up every five minutes and then she was like, 'Okay, I want to do it.'"
And cha-cha she did—to the tune of Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" in honor of her daughter Pandora's wedding last year. Lisa admits that as she stood on stage she was incredibly nervous.
"I just stood there and I actually did question my sanity," she said, "I thought, 'Oh my God.'"
So post elimination, how does Lisa feel?
"Well I didn’t feel good and I still don’t feel good today," she explains. "I mean now adrenaline has kicked in and I’m a bit more…but all day I just felt a bit weak and my glands still hurt. It’s been an amazing experience. I knew that if we didn’t leave this week we would have left within the next couple of weeks so I think everybody is sad to see somebody go. When Dorothy (Hamill) left and Wynonna (Judd) is gone—you start chipping away. I’ve been doing it for six weeks now, this is our fourth week of the show, and it’s a hell of a commitment. It’s time for me to get back to my life."
Would Lisa tell any of her fellow Housewives to give the show a try?
"I think it’s an honor to be asked but, wow, I think you better get prepared for it because it hits you like a train," she says.
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