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It looked like we were gearing up to say goodbye to Bristol Palin on this week's Dancing with the Stars. But, surprisingly, the politician's daughter lived to boogie another week, and TV icon Florence Henderson was the unlucky contestant sent packing.
"It was a wonderful experience," said Mrs. Brady, after her ousting. "I've always admired dancers more than any other group in our business. And I've always wanted to be a real dancer and (partner) Corky (Ballas) brought that out in me."
There were several tears after the news of Henderson's elimination was delivered, as the remaining contestants were beyond sad to see the TV mom go.
"I'm going to miss everything about Florence," a teary-eyed Brandy told E! News backstage. "She is a brilliant woman. I'm so proud to know her now, and I'm very hurt by her leaving tonight."
"Florence was the one that I bonded with the most," Palin chimed in. "She's such a good person and so good to be around."
"I'm going to miss her," said Disney star Kyle Massey. "She's so sweet and to easy to get along with. You always want to run and squeeze her."
Even DWTS' tough pro Tony Dovolani was affected by Henderson's goodbye.
"I've known Florence for five years," he said, "And she's a friend first, for me. She's a true example of how you shouldn't let age determine what you can and can't do."
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