Who was eliminated in Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) season 31 episode 3? Scoreboard, judges’ save, and more

Cheryl Ladd x Louis van Amstel and Sam Champion x Cheryl Burke from DWTS
Cheryl Ladd x Louis van Amstel and Sam Champion x Cheryl Burke from DWTS (Image via dancingwiththestars/Instagram)

The third week of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) season 31 was a "Bond Night" special. All 14 celebrities showcased their dance skills to James Bond-themed songs, but one of them was sent home.

Renowned actress Cheryl Ladd and her dance pro, Louis van Amstel, were eliminated from DWTS in season 31 episode 3. They delivered a Rumba dance performance to Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey.

While their performance showed signficant improvement compared to last week's, with Cheryl displaying immense confidence and better leg work, they received 6 points from all the judges. Cheryl and Louis’ total score added up to 24 out of 40.

Fans are heartbroken about Cheryl Ladd leaving Dancing with the Stars

The bottom two teams were Sam Champion x Cheryl Burke and Cheryl Lad x Louis van Amstel. The judges could save only one pair, and they admitted that it was a tough decision to make as Sam Champion and Cheryl Ladd had improved a lot since the first episode.

After much discussion, all four judges — Derek Hough, Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli — decided to save Sam and eliminate Cheryl from the show.

DWTS fans were disappointed with the elimination results, as evidenced by their reactions on social media.

#DWTS Sam Champion stays, Cheryl Ladd leaves? Totally ridiculous. She was great tonight & he's been crap every week.
Sad @RealCherylLadd was eliminated was nice to see her #dwts show and only reason I watched this season. #cherylladd
Cheryl Ladd was a honor to watch, she was truly elegant. #DWTS
Awww imma miss Cheryl Ladd on the show. She did lovely out on that ballroom floor #DWTS #BondNight
Noooo not Louis and Cheryl #DWTS
Cheryl and Louis got so screwed. The minute she got 6s I knew. #DWTS
Cheryl & Louis were ROBBED!! #DWTS
They loved Cheryl and Louis' dance but they gave them 6's?#DWTS

Contestants’ scoreboard from DWTS season 31 episode 3


In DWTS season 31 episode 3, 14 celebrities participated with their respective dance pros. The theme of the night was James Bond, in honor of the character’s first movie completing 60 years.

The teams impressed the judges with their song choices and dance styles. Although none of them received a perfect 40 score, the contestants showed significant improvement from previous weeks’ performances.

Take a look at episode 3’s scoreboard, arranged from highest to lowest:

1) Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas: Rumba to No Time To Die by Billie Eilish — 33/40

2) Wayne Brady and Witney Carson: Tango to The Name’s Bond… James Bond by David Arnold and Nicholas Dodd — 33/40

3) Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy: cha-cha to Die Another Day by Madonna — 33/40

4) Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev: Argentine tango to Another Way to Die by Jack White and Alicia Keys — 32/40

5) Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart: Rumba to The World Is Not Enough by Garbage — 31/40

6) Shangela and Gleb Savchenko: Rumba to Goldeneye by Tina Turner — 30/40

7) Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong: Rumba to Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight — 29/40

8) Joseph Baena and Alexis Warr: Argentine tango to Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith — 29/40

9) Selma Blair and Sasha Farber: Rumba to For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton — 28/40

10) Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater: Tango to You Know My Name by Chris Cornell — 27/40

11) Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten: Rumba to Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey — 26/40

12) Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke: Samba to Los Muertos Vivos Estan by Thomas Newman feat. Tambuco — 25/40

13) Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel: Rumba to Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey — 24/40 [ELIMINATED]

14) Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki: Rumba to Thunderball by Tom Jones — 23/40

Voting lines were open while the show was on air. Decisions regarding who’s safe and who’s in the bottom were made after tallying the audience’s votes with the judges' scores.

The bottom two were Sam Champion and Cheryl Ladd. The judges could save only one celebrity, and they chose Sam. Cheryl was thus sent home.

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) season 31 will return with a new episode next Monday on Disney+ at 8.00 PM ET.

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Edited by Sushmita Sen
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