Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManusABC

On Tuesday night Nancy Grace and her Irish professional partner Tristan MacManus found themselves in the bottom two alongside Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke. However the sharp tongued TV host and the Irish heartthrob were given the bad news – they were voted off.

Although Grace was visibly upset to be given the axe she paid tribute to her partner, MacManus, saying she could not have down it without him.

She told co-host Brooke Burke: "I am so proud. I really cannot take the credit [for my performances]. It's been all Tristan from the get-go. It's been the whole crew at 'Dancing with the Stars'. It's been my whole family who took care of [my] twins so that I could dance."

She then looked poignantly at Tristan, touched his face and said: "But especially to you, Trist, I thank you."

The news seemed to shock the Irish dancer. MacManus’ face showed real shock.

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When he recovered he said “We've had a blast. We'd just like to thank everybody. Thanks for being so welcoming to me, and also to Nancy.

"We really had a fun time and it's the support we get from you all that really pushes us to do it. Nancy and I have said from the beginning - it's not about being the best, it's about doing our best, and I think that's what we did."

Rob has now made it through to next week's semi-final, leaving his family thrilled.

Sister Kim wrote on twitter: "I truly can't express how proud I am of @RobKardashian & @CherylBurke 4 working so far 2 get 2 the semi finals! (sic)"

Khloe, 26, excitedly wrote: "OMG!!!!!!! Rob is safe!!!! Thank you so much for your support!!!! Wow!!!! This is amazing!!!!

"I love how he is improving and gaining confidence :). (sic)"

Rob will be joined in the semi-finals by Hope Solo, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez.

Here’s a clip from ABC of the elimination:


Here’s a message of thanks to the supporter from Team MacGrace which they recorded before the elimination: