Tyra Banks Accidentally Read The Wrong Names In The “DWTS” Elimination Last Night, And Things Got Awkward Fast

Tyra Banks Accidentally Read The Wrong Names In The “DWTS” Elimination Last Night, And Things Got Awkward Fast

    Tyra Banks Accidentally Read The Wrong Names In The “DWTS” Elimination Last Night, And Things Got Awkward Fast

    “I’m so sorry. This is live TV. I was reading my cards, but my cards were wrong.”

    By now, you’ve probably heard that Tyra Banks is the new host of Dancing With the Stars. And last night’s elimination was slightly more dramatic than usual, after Tyra accidentally read out the wrong names when announcing the bottom two.

    Tyra Banks hosting DWTS

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    It all started when Tyra was revealing which contestants would be safe from elimination. She announced that Monica Aldama — the head coach on Netflix’s Cheer — would survive another week. Monica rejoiced and happily left the stage with her partner, Val.

    Monica Aldama hearing she's safe from elimination and hugging her partner

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    Then…things got awkward.

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    With three teams left on the stage, Tyra announced that they were the week’s bottom two. The three couples looked around like, “…Huh???”

    Three teams standing on stage

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    And after a painfully long silence, Tyra realized that a mistake had been made somewhere: “There’s actually been an error. I’m looking right now and we have three couples, so we need to clarify this. One second.”

    Derek Hough looking confused

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    “The bottom two couples are Anne and Keo, and Monica and Val. Please come back…Please have Monica come back,” she said, while cast members looked backstage for Monica. “There’s been an error in our control room but we’re making it happen. This is live TV, right? This is the craziness of live TV.”

    Three teams standing on stage looking around

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    After a long delay, the remaining safe couples awkwardly ran off the stage — and Monica Aldama returned, with a graceful smile on her face that would surely make Navarro Cheer proud.

    Monica Aldama and Anne Heche being judged by Carrie Ann Inaba

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    “I’m so sorry. This is live TV. I was reading my cards, but my cards were wrong,” she explained.

    Tyra Banks hosting DWTS

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    She then asked the judges to decide whether to send Monica or Anne Heche home, adding: “And again, we apologize for this. This is live TV, and we’re all human.”

    Tyra Banks hosting DWTS

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    “This is like the Oscars [in 2017],” Derek Hough said, clearly stressed out.

    Derek Hough looking stressed

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    In the end — spoiler alert — Anne Heche was sent home by the judges. After the show, Tyra took to Twitter to address the gaffe.

    Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards. So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through.

    And in an Instagram story, she admitted that “there was a lot of confusion on the stage tonight.”

    Tyra Banks on her Instagram story

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    “It’s really unfortunate that certain people thought they were safe and they weren’t, and had to get called back,” she said. “It’s a mess, but it’s my job as the host to keep the show going, and try to handle what’s going on behind the scenes, in the control room, all that.”

    Tyra Banks hosting DWTS

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    You can watch the entire moment in all of its awkward glory below:

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