Why Nick Lachey Is Full of Pride After His Dancing With the Stars Elimination

Find out what Nick and Peta had to say after getting the boot from DWTS

By Chris Harnick Oct 24, 2017 2:14 PMTags
Watch: Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd Talk "DWTS" Exit

Nick Lachey is disappointed. It's only natural. The singer and professional partner Peta Murgatroyd were booted from Dancing With the Stars during week six, "A Night at the movies." The duo received a 26 from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and guest Shania Twain. For their samba to "Wild Wild West" by Will Smith, Dru Hill and Kol Moe Dee.

"Of course you're disappointed. You don't do something like this and want to go out earlier than the championship. That's human nature," Nick told E! News after the show. "But If I had to measure this in terms of effort and in terms of commitment I know that I gave it everything I had and tried as hard as I possibly could so that's why I could walk away with this feeling of success and accomplishment."

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But he's not crying over losing the mirror ball trophy.

"I gained a lot more from this than just the mirror ball," Nick said. "So I'm very, very grateful for that."

The whole point of Dancing With the Stars was for Nick to challenge himself, he said. "That's a healthy process for all of us," he said about challenging himself with dancing, even though he was uncomfortable.

"As I said backstage, poor Peta can only shine a turd so much," he said. "She deserves a lot of credit for shining me this far."

For Peta, she's just sad she won't get to see Nick every day. But he knows where she lives…

Watch the video above for more from Nick and Peta, including whether they have any regrets.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays, 8 p.m. on ABC.