Yikes! Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba fell out of her chair during the October 14 episode — don’t worry, she’s A-OK. Disney night obviously blew her away … and right out of her seat! The television personality handled it like a total pro and even started cracking up over the accident.
The incident happened after Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov‘s jazz number to “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins. Carrie stood up briefly during judging to check something out but miscalculated where her seat was and slipped onto the floor. Pasha rushed to assist her back up and the whole thing was chalked up to a hilarious mishap.
The Office star and her partner ended up scoring a 24 out of 30 for the evening and Carrie gushed, “I love the way you started with the quickstep.” They were unfortunately in the bottom four teams, but their dance was super memorable — partly because it resulted in a judge on the floor.
The Disney-themed episode brought tons of entertaining dances from all the competitors. The top score of the night was awarded to Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber. The couple received a 27 for their contemporary dance to “Beauty and the Beast” by Ariana Grande and John Legend. Of course, the Fifth Harmony singer looked like Belle from the iconic movie in a yellow gown and she gracefully twirled around her partner. “You’re dancing through your heart … and it feels fantastic,” Carrie raved about their number.
The second-highest score of the episode went to James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater. The Dawson’s Creek stud showed a different side of himself during their super sexy paso doble to “He’s a Pirate” by Klaus Badelt. Their Pirates of the Caribbean-themed number definitely won Carrie’s heart. “The energy exchange between you two is off the charts … This was your dance, truly,” she told the duo.
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson and Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten are also sitting pretty. The All That alum and blonde beauty blew the judges away with their jazz dance (that featured a little break dancing) to “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical and scored a 26. Carrie also adored the former Bachelorette star’s “gorgeous” performance to “A Whole New World” from Aladdin — she and Alan received a 25 out of 30.
No one was eliminated this week but the competition is just heating up!