Dancing With the Stars is extremely competitive for both the stars and their pro partners, but every season, someone inevitably has to be the first to go home. Being sent home in week one is discouraging and disappointing and while some first week exits fans definitely saw coming, others have been quite surprising. Take a look back at the most shocking first dismissals in Dancing With the Stars’ history:
12. Nikki Glaser
After some backlash with Dancing With the Stars: Athletes, the series returned to its regular self with season 27 and it proved to be one of the most talented cast of stars yet! Week one saw some of the stars soar on the dancefloor while others struggled to find their feet, but there was a clear loser of the night with Bachelorette alum Joe Amabile aka “Grocery Store Joe.” With so many of the stars landing with scores of 17 or 18, many assumed Joe would be the first to go, but that wasn’t the case. The second night of premiere week brought the surprising elimination of comedian Nikki Glaser and her pro partner Gleb Savchenko.