VIDEO: Bristol Palin Fights With Mark Ballas On 'DWTS'
While Bristol Palin's numbers improved on last night's Dancing with the Stars, on which the contestants re-interpreted old routines done by former stars, she stayed in last place, and her emotional state wasn't the best either, as her dance followed a fight with partner Mark Ballas, who reportedly missed one of their scheduled rehearsals last week.
"I know you're bummed that you don't have Sabrina [Johnson] or Shawn [Bryan]," Palin told Ballas in one of the pre-taped rehearsals about the other contestants on this DWTS All-Stars season with whom Ballas has danced before.
The accusation put Ballas on the defensive. "What does Sabrina or Shawn have to do with this?" Ballas asked. "Why would you say that? What have I done to make you feel that way?"
"I swear to God I feel like you want to go home," Palin said before leaving the room.
During the couple's paso doble, which aired right after the pre-taped argument, all seemed to be forgotten and forgiven. "Here's the thing with these packages they show before our dance … they’re a minute and a half,” Ballas said after the show, reports Entertainment Weekly. "We then also had Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday which went beautifully. We left the studio to take a break, came in the next day and we were like, aaah, let’s move on and really knock it out, try to turn in the best performance we’ve had this season. We did just that. We’re fine. We’ve danced together before. This isn’t our first season together. The last season we did together, back in season 11, we didn’t argue once .… So the fact that we’ve made it through a season and a quarter and now it’s our first fight? It’s amazing because at some point you fight with your partner."
Palin also chimed in about everything being peachy-keen. "Mark is reassuring and we got through this week and I'm thankful for it. I'm thankful that we got that fight out of the way and we're just moving along."
Palin and Ballas finished with a 22.5 out of a possible 30. While it was still the night's low score — a surprising fact in a less-than-stellar season 15 thus far — it did get a compliment out of tough judge Len Goodman, who called Palin's "aggression" in the performance "the most content I've seen in any dance you've done."
High scores of the night were nabbed by couples Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani and Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy, who finished with 27 points each. Everyone else's score came in between 24 and 25.5.
Find out who gets booted off of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Watch a video of Palin's meltdown here:
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