Robert Herjavec graced the Dancing With the Stars stage for the final time on Tuesday night, as he was eliminated from the dance competition right before the finals. The Shark Tank star exclusively opened up to OKMagazine.com about everything from how he feels about the sendoff to who he’s rooting for now!
“I’m disappointed because I was at week eight, I only had two more weeks to get to the final,” he told OKMagazine.com. “But I understand it. It was a great experience and I have nothing but great things to say about the show.”
Although Robert won’t miss rehearsing six hours a day, he did admit that it’s hard to say goodbye to the “small group of people” he became very close with. He even confessed that it’s impossible to pick just one celebrity to root for!
“I’m very good friends with Noah [Galloway], I wish him all the best,” he said. “I’m a good friend with Rumer [Willis]; I think she’s an incredibly talented dancer. Nastia [Liukin] is also great. It could really be anybody’s!”
In addition to gaining friends from the show, the ABC star explained that he has DWTS to thank for helping him get out of his comfort zone.
“Sometimes you have to get yourself out there,” he explained. “It was a very, very scary experience for me to stand in front of 800 people and in front of 20 million viewers live and do something I’ve never done before. It gives you confidence. I’m proud of myself in my own way that I was able to do it.”
Now that Robert won’t have to “take a lot of pills to get through the day” because of the “physically exhausting” process, he is looking forward to getting his life back by filming for the new season of Shark Tank!
He also has time for other projects, such as his involvement with Small Business Revolution.
“I’ve partnered with a fantastic company and we have a website called smallbusinessrevolution.org,” he said. “What we’re doing is, we’re profiling 100 businesses across America that you touch everyday, and we’re trying to start a movement to not only give them recognition, but also to allow people to nominate the business that they love by going to the website. One of those businesses, we’re going to give them $25,000, which every small business can use because you never have enough money.”
Check back on OKMagazine.com to find out what Robert dished about his relationship with partner Kym Johnson!