NEW YORK (Reuters) - Niecy Nash was eliminated from ABC's ballroom competition show "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday after receiving the lowest scores from the judges and failing to rally viewers to her side.
Nash, the bubbly host of reality show "How Clean is Your House" and an actress on "Reno 911!," was joined in the bottom two by NFL footballer Chad Ochocinco after a grueling week in which the routines were upped to two apiece.
But Nash, whose paso doble on Monday failed to match her Viennese waltz, said she was happy to have come this far.
"I am a 40-year-old mother of three, I've got three C-sections under my belly," she said.
Nash's elimination leaves four celebrities in the popular show, with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger considered the front-runner to win the 10th season finale.
ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews, Olympic skater Evan Lysacek, and Ochocinco will also move on to next week's semi-finals after Tuesday's results show.
"Dancing with the Stars" is enjoying its best season for years and is challenging "American Idol" on rival Fox for the biggest weekly audiences thanks to a strong cast that has included actress Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and TV reality mother Kate Gosselin.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant =