Lisa Vanderpump knew she was a long shot to win the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Just a couple of weeks ago, she told CBSNews.com, "I'm a restauranteur on a reality show, so for me it's a huge stretch. But I've had an amazing time, but I think you can see on the show that I still have a sense of humor."
So, when the "Real Housewives" star was eliminated Tuesday night, she wasn't too surprised. Vanderpump barely even made it to the dance floor to compete on Monday, having fainted during rehearsals. The 52-year-old reality star had also been battling a viral infection in the days leading up to her dance.
She and her partner, Gleb Savchenko,, though, for the cha cha on Monday, but only scored 18 out of 30 points. Joining her in the bottom three were contenders Victor Ortiz and Andy Dick.
Despite Tuesday's ballroom elimination, Vanderpump maintained her positive attitude, saying,"To get to be included with this group of people - gold medalists, Olympians, but most importantly just a wonderful bunch of people -- I am really happy. It's been six long weeks, I have to say, and boy has it taken its toll. It's been the hardest thing I've ever done."
"Dancing with the Stars" returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with its first-ever side-by-side competition.
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