Peta Murgatroyd, Jason Lewis Reflect on 1st ‘DWTS’ Elimination

Don’t take it personally. Jason Lewis Peta MurgatroydThe first duo to be eliminated from season 31 of Dancing With the Stars, but they’re not letting it get to them.

“They haven’t done a first week elimination for so long, but we have a lot of couples this season,” the ballroom pro, 36, told Us WeeklyThe premiere of season 31 was held on Monday, September 19. “I think they kind of had to start chipping away at the block, you know?”

During the past few seasons, no couple has gone home until week 2. However, Peta and the judges went home on Monday. Sex and the City51 alum were eliminated after scoring 18 points on their cha-cha. The pair finished in second place alongside Teresa Giudice Pasha PashkovBut all four judges decided to save it. Real Housewives of New JerseyStar, 50, and her partner 37, favored Peta and Jason.

Despite his short tenure on DWTS, the former model wasn’t bothered by his surprisingly early elimination. “We’re all facing the same swords,” he told Use. “So, I don’t think it’s unfair. Everybody had the same options.”


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Jason plans to continue cheering on his fellow competitors from home even though his time on the reality contest show is over. “That’s one of the things that’s so nice about this, is nobody’s against anybody,” he told reporters on Monday. “It’s been really lovely.”

The California native also wants his free time to be spent dancing. “My fiancée and I have been talking about that,” the Mr. BrooksActor explained. “This was a fear space that I was apprehensive about, obviously. So, why not keep going from here and let it bloom into something better?”

The Midnight in TexasAlum got engaged to Liz GodwinIn February 2020. The couple celebrated their sixth anniversary together in November 2021. They marked the occasion with sweet social media posts about romance.

“You make my soul burn hotter than it ever has before,” the producer, 31, wrote via Instagram at the time alongside a photo of herself with Jason. “Grateful to celebrate 6 years with you and a lifetime to come.”

The Running Wild actor, for his part, shared several photos from the couple’s anniversary trip to Italy, adding in his caption: “Every time I come to this city with you it feels like the very first time. We are grateful to have been able celebrate six years together in Rome. You’re the air I breathe, my love!”

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