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Will Sara Evans Quitting Dancing With The Stars Bring About The Return Of Willa Ford?

October 14, 2006 12:32 AM by Joe Blackmon

Sara_evans_quits_1Not since Mario Vasquez walked away from American Idol 4 has a contestant quitting a reality show generated as much press as Sara Evans announcing her departure from Dancing With The Stars 3.  However, unlike with Vasquez where the reasons behind the departure were shrouded in mystery, the reasons behind Sara Evans’ decision are being told in all too graphic detail in newspapers and on television shows across America.

Sara Evans’ website merely states that she “has filed for divorce from her husband Craig Schelske” and “felt it was in her children’s best interest that she also withdraw from competition on Dancing With the Stars, an ABC television series that she has been part of this fall, to give her family her full attention at this difficult time.”  Sara Evans’ website also asks that people “respect and understand her need for privacy in the face of these recent events.”

Unfortunately for Sara Evans, she is on one of the hottest shows on television, which means that what might have been a minor story is now a main event.  The Tennessan obtained the court documents that Sara Evans filed in the divorce and reports that Evans is “alleging that he had committed adultery, verbally abused her and frequently watched pornography at home.”

No official word has been given by ABC on how Sara Evans’ departure will affect the remaining episodes of Dancing With The Stars 3.  However, generally when someone quits a reality TV show then it means that someone else is coming back to fill the spot.  It would seem unlikely that ABC would either just skip over having an elimination this upcoming week or would end the show’s run early.  The most likely scenario would probably be that the most recently eliminated couple of Willa Ford and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return to the competition.  Please post your comments about how you think ABC should handle Sara Evans’ departure below. 

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35 Responses to “Will Sara Evans Quitting Dancing With The Stars Bring About The Return Of Willa Ford?”

  1. Ewan Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 1:12 am

    Oh god this lady is such a cheapo. She actually charges people $45 to register for her “Fan Club” and post on her forum.

  2. pat miro Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 8:35 am

    Bring back Willa & Maskim.

  3. C Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 8:59 am

    I do not think they will bring anyone back.

    Example: Survivor – last season when the guy had to leave the show with a medical emergency (bowel obstruction) – they just didn’t vote anyone off that week.

    I bet that is what DWTS will do, also.

    To add: I thought it was totally inappropriate for Willa/Max to insinuate ‘outside activity’. This show is considered to be ‘family’ content.

  4. Lissa Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Please bring back Willa & Maks! They did not deserve to go!!

  5. Scharmer Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 10:19 am

    DWTS will lose viewers for next week if there’s no voting/elimination to look forward to. To maintain the number of viewers for DWTS, ABC should bring back Willa/Maks.

  6. Roberta De Guili Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 10:51 am

    Please bring willa back. She did not deserve to be voted off the show. Her last three dances were outstanding. Sara may be a good singer, but she certainly is not a dancer!!!

  7. JEN Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 11:40 am

    No need to bring wila back. The next round should be a double dance. This week should not have any elimination and all scores from this week should carry over to the next week where it will be averaged with the scores for that week.

    This week’s results show should be like a best of from this season and have more interviews & behind-the-scenes video footage.

  8. Bob Johnson Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Please bring back Willa and her partner. And get rid of Jerry!!

  9. kp Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    There is no way Willa and Max should have been elminated! I love Dancing with the Stars but it is just a popularaity contest with the viewers. The star with the lowest fan base is send packing.

  10. Nita Holland Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    have no elimination this week, and the result show be like a variety show.

  11. Susan Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Bring WILLA back! It was a true shame she was voted off since she’s the best of the female dancers.

  12. Saschja Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Bring back Willa & Maksim! They were the #1 couple on the show. He is definitely the best professional dancer and she was really progressing IN HER DANCING – isn’t this a DANCING contest?

  13. Anonymous Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    I think they should let the public decide who is coming back.

  14. Anonymous Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Wow. This is kind of late you know. I mean, this has been in the news a couple of days now. Really, this place is slow.

  15. Cindy Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    DANCING WITH THE STARS: BRING BACK WILLA AND MAX

  16. Sonya Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t think Willa and Max should have left. BRING THEM BACK. They were so good. Anyhow, why didn’t Sara leave 3 days earlier? She knew she was going to file for divorce and it wasn’t right for her to stay and then dump on everyone. Willa and Max were 10 times the dancer that Sara was.

  17. Heather Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    I feel that Willa and Max should be brought back. Sara should have been gone weeks ago, she may be able to sing but all her dances looked awkard and painful. They were hard to watch!

  18. Judy Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    Bring back Willa and Maksim. It is the only fair thing to do. They didn’t deserve to be eliminated. They were much better than Sara or Jerry. DWTS should be about performance not popularity. Heck, if it keeps going the way it is, Jerry might very well win with his following. Now wouldn’t that be a sad commentary for the show?

  19. Susan Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    Please, please bring back Willa and Max. They never
    should have been voted off the show…….They have worked so hard as a young couple! Give them a second chance.

  20. Anonymous Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    DON’T BRING BACK WILLA AMD MAKIM…..THEY ARE GONE AND GOOD RIDDANCE.

  21. Claire Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    Bring Max & Willa back. They were the last eliminated and survived
    longer than any previously eliminated contestants. If there isn’t time to learn two dances let
    each couple pick ONE dance to do
    this week.

  22. Liv Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    Bring back Willa and Maksim!!! Yes. They are ten times better dancers than Sara. Bring them back now!!

  23. lf Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    bring back willa and max

  24. lf Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    bring back willa and max

  25. skippy1950 Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Bring Willa back she has just kept getting beter and she wants to be there. Let’s forget who’s fan base watches DWTS and really keep the ones that are the best and has the desire to put their whole hearts into it.

  26. skippy1950 Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    don’t know what happen but my comment is credited to “IF” at 1:01

  27. Jerald Pogue Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    Willa and Maskin deserve to come back.

  28. pamb Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    BRING BACK WILLA & MAKS!!! This show is becoming a joke! I thought that it was about the BEST dancers!!! And then there is Jerry????

  29. Nancy Says:
    October 16th, 2006 at 10:04 am

    yes yes yes i want WILLLLLA back

  30. Beth Beeson Says:
    October 16th, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    I believe Willa and Max should have not been eliminated but Sara in the first place. I believe that this is karma and that the show should bring them back. On the other side, I wish Sara the best and luck and hope that she can straighten her affairs. Children are our #1 priority. God Bless You Sara I think you are a lovely woman.

  31. Beth Beeson Says:
    October 16th, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    I believe Willa and Max should have not been eliminated but Sara in the first place. I believe that this is karma and that the show should bring them back. On the other side, I wish Sara the best and luck and hope that she can straighten her affairs. Children are our #1 priority. God Bless You Sara I think you are a lovely woman.

  32. Kerry Says:
    October 16th, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Bring Willa back, she deserves to be there. Sara should have quit before elimination, I understand she is going through a difficult time but she shouldn’t have been on the show any longer. Her country fans need to realize this is a DANCE SHOW.

  33. Barb Says:
    October 17th, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Bring Willa and Maksim back.

  34. ann weydener Says:
    October 17th, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    Willa and Maksim deserve to come back. They shouldn’t have been the ones leaving in the first place. I’ve felt forthe last 2 weeks that Sara was the one who should have left.

  35. Michelle Says:
    October 17th, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    This is completely ridiculous. I love the show, but Sara should have been gone weeks ago and it would have solved this issue. She can’t dance for crap! Stick to singing! And quitting now is a slap in the face to people who voted for her when they could have been placing their votes with someone else. BRING BACK WILLA AND MAKSIM. HE IS SO HOT! Not to mention that Willa was improving and growing on me!

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