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Published: Tuesday, 11/13/2012 - Updated: 3 years ago

Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini eliminated on 'Dancing with the Stars'


Dancing with the Star bid adieu to Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini on Tuesday night.

The departure of Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy seemed to come as little surprise as the pair was at the bottom of the leaderboard after they failed to impress judges Monday night.

The remaining pairs were clustered within a few points after the judges weighed in, but the viewers decided to send Marini and partner Peta Murgatroyd packing. The pair had been a points leader for most of the season.

Emmitt Smith, Shawn Johnson, Apolo Ohno, Kelly Monaco, and Melissa Rycroft will return next week for the all-star season’s semi-final round. The pairs will perform dances and themes chosen by the other competitiors.

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