Trevor Donovan made his first round of the ballroom in Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars.” He performed a quickstep to ‘Dancing With Myself’.
His professional dance partner, Emma Slater, revealed their dance ahead of the premiere. “I’m just TOO PROUD of my partner,” she captioned behind-the-scenes photos of their practice.
The 43-year-old donned a black and white suit for the routine and waived a shirt.
The performance earned them 10th place, a total score of 21. Carrie Ann Inaba awarded 5 points, Bruno Tonioli gave 6 points, Derek Hough 5 points and Len Goodman 5 points.
When asked to give five words to describe how he felt about his performance, Donovan told host Alfonso Ribeiro: “Excited, proud, scared, shaky and a little nauseous.”
Viewers may recognize Donovan for playing Teddy Montgomery on “90210.” In recent years, he became one of Hallmark’s leading men before signing a blanket deal with GAC Family in October 2021, Us Weekly reported.
The dance duo, which goes by the team name Tremma, will dance for another week. They were re-elected to Elvis Week. They will once again face off against celebrities Joseph Baena, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady, Sam Champion, Charli D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Jessie James Decker, Daniel Durant, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino, Cheryl Ladd, Shangela, Jordin Sparks and Gabby Windey. Jason Lewis was eliminated.
“I’m here to face my worst fear – dancing,” Donovan admitted during a confession. As he told his partner, “Dancing is my biggest fear, I have an irrational phobia and the strangest thing is learning to fly, ride a motorcycle and jump out of airplanes.”
When the cast was announced, Donovan took to Instagram to celebrate the news and share his nerves. He captioned a selfie with Slater: “Fear is 100% dependent on you to survive. Here’s to facing fears…[cheers emoji] and the wonderful partner who help me. [strong arm and dancing man emojis] #dwts31 #dwts”
Twitter reacted quickly to Donovan’s performance.
Some viewers were there to quell his dancing fears. “Trevor Donovan is surprisingly good,” read a tweet. “No reason to be afraid. Emma Slater looked phenomenal. Also points for dancing to that Generation X/Billy Idol tune… #DWTS”
Another fan called out the judges for their hard scores, tweetTrevor Donovan earned sixes across the board. Those scores were highway robberies.”
And quite a few fans of “Dancing With the Stars” were quick to point out how handsome the lead actor is.
“Trevor Donovan is a hot man [fire emoji] didn’t really seem like dancing to me, but damn, they’re an attractive couple. #DWTS,” a Twitter user wrote.
Someone else added“Another Idk that is Trevor Donovan but why does he look like an unbranded Brad Pitt #dwts”
For the first time, “Dancing With the Stars” will air only on Disney+ instead of ABC’s previous home. New episodes air Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. Pacific Times.
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