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The fifth couple to go home during season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars” is Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd. Terrell Owens and partner Cheryl Burke and Victoria Arlen and partner Val Chmerkovskiy were also in jeopardy. Lachey says he had a blast on the show and adds that he will still be there every week to cheer on his wife Vanessa Lachey.

In the premiere, the duo danced an energetic cha cha to “Come Get It Bae” and scored an 18 out of 30. Their other dances included a sweet foxtrot to “Mandy” for Ballroom Night (19), silly jazz routine to “Jump (For My Love)” for Guilty Pleasures Night (21), touching contemporary routine to “Falling Slowly” for Most Memorable Year Night (22) and spirited quickstep to “The Bare Necessities” for Disney Night (22).

Nick Lachey and Partner Peta Murgatroyd Eliminated

Tonight, they danced a Western-style samba to “Wild Wild West,” which earned the couple a 26 out of 40 points. Their average score was 20 points. The judges commended Lachey for his energy throughout the competition, saying he really “went for it” in his dances.

Murgatroyd has been a “Dancing with the Stars” pro for 12 seasons. Her other partners have included Donald Driver, Brant Daugherty, James Maslow, Tommy Chong, Nick Viall and Nyle DiMarco—who won the Mirrorball trophy in season 22.

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According to ABC, Lachey is “a multi-platinum recording artist, television personality and businessman, [who] first rose to stardom as the front-man of the popular band 98 Degrees, selling over 10 million albums worldwide and charting several top-40 hits. In 2003 he launched a successful solo music career and segued into television when he starred in ‘Newlyweds,’ one of MTV’s most successful shows in the network’s history.” Over the years, he has become a major television personality while continuing his music career. He will be competing against his wife Vanessa.

The star-studded lineup for the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars” includes former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher and “Property Brothers” co-host Drew Scott. Other stars include Victoria Arlen, Nikki Bella and Frankie Muniz. Fan-favorite pros Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke also return to the dance floor this season, along with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

The judging panel features Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine which couples will go home and which ones will advance to compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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