DANCING With The Stars’ Ally Brooke has begged the show to give James Van Der Beek her spot in the final.
The former Fifth Harmony star, 26, pleaded with judges following the news James’ wife Kimberly had suffered a miscarriage.
Ally pleaded with the show to give her spot to James[/caption]
Ally and James found themselves in the bottom two during Monday night’s episode, and when it came for the judges to choose which contestant they wanted to save, they chose the singer.
As judge Carrie Ann Inaba gave her decision, Ally turned to presenter Tom Bergeron and asked if she could give her spot to James.
She sobbed: “James can I give it to you, please?
After the show, Ally revealed James didn’t accept her offer, saying: “I don’t believe it’s fair that he was sent home, so I just wanted to give my spot to him.
The two celebs found themselves in the bottom two on the American dance competition[/caption]
Ally wanted James to stay on the show[/caption]
The Fifth Harmony star was visibly upset by the judges’ verdict[/caption]
James’ exit comes after he revealed his wife suffered a miscarriage[/caption]
“He’s been through so much and he’s overcome so many things. Especially this past week, I just felt it was right to give it to him. Obviously he didn’t accept it. I talked to him and he was proud of me.
“He told me, ‘Don’t be afraid to shine.’ So I’m going to take that with me and I just have to do this for him, is what I feel.”
James broke down in tears on Monday’s episode after revealing his wife Kimberly had a miscarriage.
The 42-year-old Dawson’s Creek star sobbed as he finished an emotional foxtrot after telling viewers he was “in shock” after losing their baby at 4 months into the pregnancy on Saturday.
He told viewers: “My wife, Kimberly, and I went through every expecting parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby”[/caption]
The actor broke down and was comforted by his dance partner Emma Slater, after bravely persevering through the ballroom dance in front of the audience.
He told viewers: “My wife, Kimberly, and I went through every expecting parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby.”
He continued: “The little soul that we had expected to welcome in our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond.
“You never know why these things happen.
“That’s what I’ve been telling my kids. All you know is that it brings you closer together.
“It breaks you open. It opens up your heart, it deepens your appreciation. It makes you more human.
“I really didn’t think I would be dancing tonight, but Kimberly from her hospital bed said to me, ‘I am not done watching you dance.’ Kimberly, I love you,” he added.
The star had revealed the pregnancy on the show and shared the first scan with viewers.
He posted a picture of his wife to Instagram, captioning: “Wrecked. Devastated. In shock.
“That’s how we’re feeling right now after the soul we thought were going to welcome into our family in April… has taken a short cut to whatever lies beyond this life.
“We’ve been through this before, but never this late in the pregnancy, and never accompanied by such a scary, horrific threat to @vanderkimberly and her well-being.
“Grateful that she’s now recovering, but we’ve only just begun unpacking the layers of this one.
“Thank you to all of our friends and co-workers (and dance partners) who have shown up for us so beautifully during this time.
“As many of you have said, ‘There are no words…’ and it’s true.
“Which is why in a time like this it’s enough to know that you’re there. Grieving AND counting our blessings today.”
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The actor shares five children, Olivia, 9, Joshua, 7, Annabel, 5, Emilia, 3 and Gwendolyn, 1, with his wife.
Going into next week’s finals for Season 28 are The Bachelorette alum Hannah Brown, country music star Lauren Alaina, singer Ally Brooke; and actor Kel Mitchell.