‘DWTS’: Why Britt Stewart Couldn’t Stop Crying When She and Johnny Weir Were Eliminated

Britt Stewart has no regrets about her first season as a supporter Dancing with the stars. She spoke to Showbiz Cheat Sheet over the phone about the elimination of this week’s semi-finals, her skate figure companion Johnny Weir, and why she couldn’t stop crying after she was beaten. get out of the competition.

Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart
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Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart run out for the Mirror Ball

Weir and Britt were going to get off to a great start in season 29. As a professional figure skater, many expected Weir to excel in ballroom dancing. Stewart explained to Showbiz how different a ballroom is from competitive skating.

Despite his lack of dance experience, Weir worked to learn the skills needed to succeed in the ballroom. Just like many fans, Stewart admitted she was shocked when she and Weir were knocked out of the tournament at the semifinals.

“It took us by surprise,” she told Showbiz. “First of all, we are both so grateful and blessed to have had the season. I have no regrets [and] I would not take back one minute for nothing. I am so happy with how Johnny performed [in the] semi-finals, but also the entire season. ”

Of course, Stuart and Weir wanted to come to the final, if only to show off their final dance moves.

“We really hoped we would get the chance to do our freestyle,” said Stuart. Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten also sent home a double elimination Monday.

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“It’s such a great season and there’s so much talent,” admitted Stuart. “Dancing with the stars it’s a dance competition, but at the same time, it’s also about a festival and who has a lot of fans and likes the audience [at the] minute. ”

As the couple with the smallest fan base, Stewart said she and Weir knew what they were up against.

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In our conversation, Stewart admitted that she spent a lot of time crying on Monday night. But not for the reasons fans would think. Of course, Stewart was upset to be out of the competition. But her tears were not sad. Stuart wept tears of joy.

“I couldn’t stop crying because I was so happy,” she said. Stuart, whom Weir was a “speaker” said she felt blessed to have met.

Partnering with Weir allowed Stuart to become self-assured every Monday.

“We need to send a message to so many people to prove themselves,” said Stuart happily.

From the time we first met, I looked at Johnny and said, ‘We’re well 2020.’ Dancing with the stars there has never been a partnership like our team. We were very much pushing the boundaries between gender and gender and race and sexuality [this season]. We mixed up those lines a lot. So I’m proud of that.

Although their DWTS trip has come to an end, Stuart intends to keep Weir alive. “This is not the last thing Johnny and I do together,” Stewart decided. “We are already trying to think of other ways in which we can work together and remain in each other’s lives. ”

Keep an eye on Showbiz’s False Page to see what’s next for Stuart and Weir.

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