Step, ball, change… out of your costume immediately.
As you may recall, we got quite the treat on Monday night as Dancing with the Stars gave us dances inspired by TV classics for its star-studded premiere — but unfortunately, on Tuesday night… someone had to go home.
Of course, we loved so many of the routines, but after the scores came in we knew the couples who were in danger of elimination were Disney‘s Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson, Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev, and Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke!
While Ryan has already endured a lot since his Olympic-sized fiasco in Rio de Janeiro — including the DWTS protest last week — the little fans he has left will be happy to know the athlete survived week one as the first casualty of Season 23 was none other than…
Jake and Jenna!!!
Despite his shock elimination, the 21-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place star stayed positive regarding his exit, telling PEOPLE:
“This caught me by totally off guard. But you know what, you just kind of hope for the best, prepare for the worst and just like go with it. So again, I did this for my fans. I did something I was so uncomfortable doing. Totally new experience for me. If I can go back, I’d do it all over again.”
Awww, we’ll miss you Jake!
Ch-ch-check out Jake T. Austin’s candid thoughts on leaving the competition early (below)!!!
[Image via ABC.]