“Dancing with the Stars” ❤s Ryan Lochte!
The cast of season 23 rallied behind the Olympic swimmer and show their support on Monday night by wearing Team Lochte shirts.
Last week, Lochte’s performance was interrupted when two men walked onto the stage to protest his casting on “Dancing with the Stars.” The men, along with four women in the audience, all wore shirts that featured Lochte’s name with a big red X over it. The protesters were escorted out of the studio as the show cut to an emergency commercial break.
Before Lochte took the stage on TV night to perform his quickstep with Cheryl Burke, he was seen smiling alongside his fellow season 23 contestants, who all wore matching Lochte shirts — but this time, the X was replaced with a heart!
Lochte and Burke performed a beautiful and upbeat routine to “The Muppet Show Theme” by Joanna Newsom and The Muppets for the TV-themed evening.
The duo walked away with a score of 24 out of a possible 40 points.
Tune in Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET for the elimination round of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC