David Hasselhoff was the first celebrity to get sent home on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars. I would imagine when one signs on to DWTS, one just prays not to be the first to be voted off. I mean, slightly embarrassing, right? Well, someone has to go home first. And 10 other celebrities have lived to tell about it. Following is a list of the illustrious club of stars who were sent packing first. (And although they were technically deemed “stars” by ABC, I note WHY they are in fact famous in case you never heard of them, which trust me, several you never have.)
Season 1: Trista Rehn, the very first Bachelorette
Season 2: Kenny Mayne, ESPN anchor
Season 3: Tucker Carlson, Political broadcaster
Season 4: Paulina Porizkova, Supermodel
Season 5: Josie Maran, Actress
Season 6: Penn Jillette, Magician
Season 7: Jeffery Ross, Comedian
Season 8: Belinda Carlisle, Singer/Go-Gos
Season 9: Ashley Hamilton, Actor
Season 10: Shannen Doherty
Interestingly, the celebs voted off first in Season 9 and Season 10, Ashley Hamilton and Shannen Doherty, were married in the early 90s for like 20 minutes. Kind of sad if it wasn’t sort of funny.
But back to Hasselhoff. The good news is he was an incredibly gracious sport about the whole thing and his two daughters were there to cheer him on and say how proud they were of their dad. So let’s not hassle The Hoff about this defeat. I’m actually kind of misty about it for a reason I can’t yet fathom. Long live The Hoff!