Kate Gosselin finally leaves Dancing with the Stars, cries, makes viewers even happier

Kate Gosselin was voted off of Dancing with the Stars 10 last night, ending an inexplicable run during which barely improved from her first dance, during which she resembled a shopping cart being pushed around by her partner Tony Dovolani.

Kate’s fans either stopped calling or weren’t able to compensate for Kate getting the lowest combined judge score this week; she also had the lowest score last week. Pamela Anderson was also in the bottom two.

After she learned she was in the bottom two, Brooke Burke asked if she was surprised, and Kate said, “Um, well, you know, it is what it is. Kind of, maybe, but not really.” Thanks for clearing that up. Kate also said, “I feel like every week I’m improving. I know that I am improving. I’m giving my best. I am having fun contrary to popular belief, and I hope to be here next week.”

But when she learned she wouldn’t be, Kate started crying and said, “I need a minute,” and Tom Bergeron revealed that Kate predicted she’d go home. Kate said, “My gut feelings are always right, and it’s okay.” Tony said he was “very proud” because she’s a single mom with eight kids. Asked about people who voted for her, Kate said, “Thank you for believing in me probably more than I believed in myself.”

They were very warm and loving toward Kate, which perhaps humanizes her, or perhaps just seems weird since there’s so much anti-Kate sentiment in the world.

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