After weeks of awful scores from judges but surprising fan support, Kate Gosselin took her final steps on Dancing With the Stars.
The Reality TV star was bounced weeks after many thought she’d be gone, leaving behind performances that were much dissected to universal agreement that a pro dancing career was not an option.
But Kate had star power that surprised many, staying on the show after panned performances and becoming a pop culture fixture.
Tuesday night the mom of 8 was finally voted off and said “To fans: Thank you for believing in me more than I believed in myself.” She admitted she was “scared to death most of the time.”
But most of the time, Kate was unafraid to show her vulnerability. She discussed her ongoing legal battle with ex husband Jon, was shown arguing with her dance partner Tony Dovolani and endured harsh criticism of judges placidly.
And while the comic lowlight of her appearance may have been the paparazzi-themed dance that spawned a million freeze frames, most observers agreed Kate improved every week.
Hee time on the show was marked by criticism from some, including her ex husband who charged her with being an absentee mother. Kate defended herself by pointing out that she is a working mother and as RadarOnline.com reported she pocketed $200,000 for her appearance.
Kate was eliminated after being in the bottom two with Pamela Anderson and her partner Damian Whitewood. When finally sent home Kate grew teary and said “It’s OK. I’m sorry I’m crying. I’m a crybaby. … Honestly I cannot wait to watch the rest of these people perform on Monday nights.”