Derek Hough says it ‘breaks my heart’ Leslie Jordan never got to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough says it ‘breaks my heart’
Derek Hough says it ‘breaks my heart’ “Leslie’s had a very special life that’s just left her,” he said.
“So, it breaks my heart to think that she could’ve had a better life.”
Hough told the Chicago Tribune that the reason for his tweet was because his granddaughter Madison, 11, had written it on paper and he thought of his granddaughter and wished she could have been on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“It’s a nice little story,” he told the Chicago Tribune. “I was thinking of Leslie and I was hoping she could’ve made the show because she’s a good dancer.”
The first season of DWTS premiered on March 2, but ended on May 2 after two weeks. Leslie Jordan, 37, was the first contestant eliminated on May 2. After leaving the ballroom after her final dance, Jordan told the host of Dancing With the Stars, Len Goodman, that the reason why she could not be on the show was because she was married and would not be able to live on the show.
Jordan said Friday, “I’m just sad I couldn’t make it happen.” She added, “I was born for this.”
Dancing With the Stars host Len Goodman addressed Jordan’s reasons for not being chosen on Twitter, joking, “Leslie said it ‘breaks my heart’ and here I am telling the story to you and you’re telling it to me…. I feel your pain.” Jordan posted on Instagram Friday, thanking people for the support and writing, “I promise there will be another season. #DWTS”
Jordan was at the White House Friday for the National Day of Prayer. Jordan’s daughter-in-law, Mary, also appeared on the show in a ballroom solo dance. Jordan joked about her on-air exit, telling the Chicago Tribune, “I’m very excited about my exit. In fact,