At 76-years-old, Tommy Chong holds the title of the oldest contestant in Dancing With the Stars history to ever make it to the competition’s semifinals.
But sadly, Tommy’s history-making run on the reality show has come to an end, as he and his professional dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd, were eliminated on Monday night’s live show.
“We knew it!” Tommy exclaimed last evening when it was announced he would be leaving.
The couple’s elimination unfortunately came after Tommy and Peta danced two of their most memorable routines of the season and received praise from the judges for their technique and chemistry on the dance floor.
Tommy and Peta during week nine of the competition. (Photo Credit: Getty)
“Tommy, you’re six years older than me. And I’ll be honest — I couldn’t have done what you’ve done. Week after week, coming out here, learning new dances,” judge Len Goodman, 70, said of the star.
Despite receiving consistently average scores from the judges, Tommy had become a fan favorite on the show and surprisingly made it through round after round of the competition. In fact, Peta even dropped to her knees in shock when it was announced last week the pair had made it into the semifinals.
Before his departure, Tommy offered a sweet reply when asked what being on the show has meant to him: “Everything.”