Two popular "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" were cut in a double elimination Tuesday night, setting up a semi-final showdown with the five final couples.
Kirstie Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the first duo cut.
"To be asked to come back was an honor. I learned more about dancing, believe it or not. I just love dancing," the veteran sitcom actress said. "I want to thank Maks for being so patient with me. I want to thank the judges because your critiques really helped me. I want to thank the fans. I love you."
Gilles Marini and his partner Peta Murgatroyd also said their farewells.
"In the end it's just an incredible experience," the hunky actor said.
Next week, the remaining five celebrities -- Apolo Anton Ohno, Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Emmitt Smith and Shawn Johnson -- will dancing three dances.
Of the remaining competitors, only Melissa Rycroft is not a former winner.
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