Aiden Turner exits "Dancing With Stars"

Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:37am EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Daytime television star Aiden Turner was voted off "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday after failing to impress the judges and audiences with his rumba the previous night.

Turner likely suffered from lack of name recognition by audiences of the dance show, which is among the most-watched programs on U.S. TV, but the judges had also complained of his stiff dancing on Monday's performance program.

The British actor, who appeared on U.S. soap "All My Children," admitted to being nervous before the season began earlier this year, but said his anxiety had begun to ease.

"Each week I came out here and gave it my all and got less nervous," he said. "Last night, I had the best time dancing with Edyta (Sliwinska, his professional partner)."

Left to dance another night was reality TV star Kate Gosselin, despite having Monday's lowest score of 32 out of a possible 60. Gosselin, who with her ex-husband were in "John and Kate Plus 8," enjoys an ardent set of fans on the show.

Also returning will be former Playboy model and TV actress Pamela Anderson and her dance partner Damian Whitewood, as well as singer Nicole Scherzinger and her partner Derek Hough.

The show's most solid performer so far, Olympic gold medalist ice skater Evan Lysacek, also will come back with his partner Anna Trebunskaya. The pair ended Monday's performance show with the highest score of 52.

Highlights of Tuesday's results show included songs by Sade, who sang her hit "The Sweetest Taboo," and a dance routine to the music of Nuttin But Strings. Next week, couples will dance to songs inspired by movies.

(Editing by Dean Goodman)

<p>Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska in an undated photo. REUTERS/ABC/Craig Sjodin</p>