'Dancing with the Stars' season 27: DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold on handling wardrobe malfunction like a pro on Disney Night
Disney Night was also a horror for DeMarcus and Lindsay as they landed in jeopardy, risking elimination on week five of Dancing With the Stars.
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold had a shaky little tryst with the elimination round on this week's episode of 'Dancing with the Stars'. But all thanks to the magical theme of Disney Night, nobody got sent home this week, and the duo is through to next week, which will be a spook-tacular Halloween Night episode. Speaking about the same, especially being in jeopardy alongside the high-scoring team of Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten, DeMarcus and Lindsay shared what the whole ordeal was like.
"That was so not cool,” Lindsay told Entertainment Tonight after the show. "I think the producers are back there playing a fun little trick on all of us when our names got called first. I was like, ‘Dang it!’ And then Alexis and Alan, I was like, ‘What?!’ They got 10s tonight. So that was just a fun joke, but obviously, at first, that wasn’t a joke. We were like, ‘Crap, somebody’s going home, but I’m so happy they said no one’s going home, it’s Disney night.’"
Former NFL star, DeMarcus, also admitted about being anxious regarding the whole jeopardy thing. "My heart was beating a little fast,” he shared with the outlet. "And I’m looking like, ‘What’s going on here? Really?’" But as reported earlier, there's a double elimination due sometime in the coming weeks, as only five out of the remaining nine couples are to compete on November 19's Finale Night 1. About that, Arnold shared: "There’s gonna have to be a double elimination at some point. So I mean, we’ll take it when it gets there and hopefully what we did tonight was enough to keep us safe from that."
But jeopardy wasn't their only enemy of the night, as, through their performance, Arnold suffered a wardrobe malfunction of sorts too when her shoe broke in the middle of their Charleston to "A Star is Born" from the Disney classic, Hercules.
“When I felt the strap pop, I kinda crapped my pants a little bit, I’m not gonna lie,” the 24-year-old DWTS pro shared. "I was like, ‘Oh shoot, what are we gonna do?’ But we got through it. I watched the video because to me it felt like everything fell apart, but when you watched it back, you couldn’t even tell, so I’m very happy that it worked out and we got through it together. That’s never happened to me before, so I’m not going to lie, it was very scary.” At the same time, Ware was so engrossed in his performance, that he didn't even notice anything had gone wrong. "I didn’t notice anything about the shoe, but the timing was a little off because for one of the spins, I was like, ‘Where’s she at?’ And then all of a sudden, I just grabbed her and picked her up and at the end she’s like, ‘Oh my shoe fell off,’” he explained.
But then again, Ware has his own broken-finger injury that he's recovering from. "It’s painful every single lift, every single thing that I do, but you just push through it and as a football player, you get used to that type of pain and you gotta go out there and perfect every week,” he said.
'Dancing With the Stars' airs Monday nights on ABC.