"I've had a great time," said a tearful Turner, who got a standing ovation from the crowd in the ballroom. "The experience of being on "Dancing with the Stars" has been amazing…Now I feel like I can move like I never moved before."
Turner and Sliwinska came into the results show in second-to-last place, earning mediocre marks for their rumba on Monday. Judges said the performance lacked musicality and flow.
"It was like stop-motion animation," judge Bruno Tonioli said.
Judges scored contestants separately for technique and performance during Monday's episode, with 30 points possible for each. Turner finished with 33 points altogether.
"Each week I came out here, I gave it my all," he said after his dismissal. "Last night I had the best time dancing with Edyta."
After the elimination, Turner tried to look on the bright side, saying that he wouldn't miss the aches and pains that went along with training for the competition. However, he added that he wasn't ready to stop dancing.
"It's a big disappointment. I didn't think I would go this soon. I'll miss the camaraderie, and I'll miss everyone" he said.
Niecy Nash and partner Louis Van Amstel were also in the bottom two, but will go on to perform next week.
Tuesday's results show also featured performances by Sade and hip-hop violin duo Nuttin But Stringz.
Returning to dance with Nash and Van Amstel on Monday's movie-themed episode will be reality stars Jake Pavelka and Kate Gosselin, singer Nicole Scherzinger, actress Pamela Anderson, sportscaster Erin Andrews, Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and football star Chad Ochocinco.