Viewers of Dancing With The Stars were sad to see comedian Andy Dick sent packing Tuesday night. But at least one of the judges in the dance competition was also sorry to see him go.
In her Ladies Home Jounal blog, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she didn’t regret giving him a low score of five out of ten on his routine Monday night as at this point in the season — the show is already in week seven — she becomes very picky and particular on technique. But she is sad to see him leave the show and hopes that the courage and positivity it brought the once troubled star will stay with him.
“I worry about him because he is truly facing some big demons in his life. I want him to win the battle of staying clean and off of drugs as well as staying the positive role model he’s been this whole season. He’s given hope to the underdogs and shown that change is possible, fears can be faced, and demons can be battled and won — if you really want it. “
She went on to praise Andy’s determination and bravery.
“Andy really wanted to do well. He wasn’t afraid of making mistakes or looking silly. He just wanted to be his own personal best. In this day and age, we need more role models like him. If being inspirational were a category, I would’ve given him a 10. If courage were a category, yet another 10. If the power to move us were the only criteria we had to judge on, I’d give him a 10.”