— In the last few weeks on the Dancing with the Stars results shows, it's seemed like Billy Ray Cyrus was pretty sure he'd be going home. He talked about how he was glad to have been there, and last week knew he'd be in the bottom two with John Ratzenberger. During last week's performance show, he even insisted on "spotlighting" Karina in the waltz in case it was their last chance, earning himself an almost deliberately poor score. Billy Ray even told John he was "jealous" of his elimination, sparking speculation that he wanted to go home.
However, Billy Ray's wife spoke up this week, saying that's not the case at all.On the official Billy Ray Cyrus website, Tish Cyrus wrote that her husband "truly felt like he was going to be the one to go home last night and the fact that he didn't made him so happy! We both know that has a lot to do with you guys! [the fans] All of these rumors about him wanting to get voted off is just NOT TRUE. He is very competitive and is ready to go down fighting!"
Billy Ray's professional partner on Dancing with the Stars, Karina Smirnoff, says that when they met, he told her she was going to be "so upset" to be paired with him because he couldn't dance at all.
"I said, 'There will be none of that,'" said Smirnoff. "'We will not go a negative route. We're going to be thinking that we're going to go all the way to the end. You start from zero and then you move forward.'"
Smirnoff credits Tish Cyrus for keeping Billy Ray in the game.
"Billy Ray's wife is very strong," says Smirnoff. "She'll say, 'Stop complaining! Get your act together!' So he says, 'Between the two of you, I have no choice.'"
Well, I'm not sure that all the support in the world can keep Billy Ray on Dancing with the Stars too much longer – I predict that unless someone else really screws up next week, he'll be the one going home. What do you think? Comment below – we love hearing from you.
-Mel, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Reality TV Magazine, TV Guide
Photo credit: ABC
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