Jaleel White takes his final bow on "Dancing"

Tue May 1, 2012 10:51pm EDT
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By Sabrina Ford

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jaleel White, the actor famous for playing nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel on TV, is likely repeating his signature line, "Did I do that?" after being sent packing on Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars" results show.

Judges on the popular TV ballroom competition gave the "Family Matters" star the ax after dancing a rumba in a duel against Disney actor Roshon Fegan when the pair ended in the bottom two following Monday's performance episode.

The recently introduced dance duel finale gives the show's judges the power to determine which of the lowest-scoring two celebrity contestants ultimately goes home. Dancers are judged by a combination of judges' scores and audience voting.

On Monday, the panel of three judges had criticized White for having stiff arms while dancing to the "Downton Abbey" theme with his professional partner Kym Johnson.

White said he was surprised to make it to the seventh week of "Dancing."

"I really only thought I'd last about three dances in this competition," he said. "I wanted to get three good dances off. That's what I told my mama."

The season has been a rocky one for White, who early on was the subject of media reports alleging he was disrespectful to partner Johnson.

White, who denied bad blood between him and his partner said Tuesday, "I've made incredible friends. The fans have been incredible."   Continued...

File photo of actor Jaleel White attending the NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California, February 15, 2007. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok