'Dancing With the Stars'' Elisabetta Canalis 'Not Very Happy' to Get Voted Off (Video)
She says on "Good Morning America" that partner Val Chmerkovskiy "did everything he could do to help me."
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy appeared via satellite on Good Morning America Wednesday to discuss getting voted off Dancing With the Stars.
"Of course I'm not very happy," Canalis told Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. "I wouldn't be here, not because of you guys, but I would like to be in the competition still."
When Chmerkovskiy was asked if he left too soon, he said, "Everything happens for a reason. I'm very excited to be here, I'm very privileged to be among such great crowd. I did my best, and hope she enjoyed it.
"Not enough with me!" snapped back Canalis, who then added, "I've never been a great dancer, and Val did everything he could to help me. We had a great time."
Roberts then asked them about their big fight during rehearsals.
"I can't apologize for that," Chmerkovskiy said. "I think it's reality. This is my first season, and I was just acting like myself. And there were a lot of joking and great fun moments but unfortunately they showed the bumps. But that's reality, that's life. When you're under pressure, patience and tension sometimes flare. I didn't want to be fake and camouflage those things."
Chmerkovskiy admits his big brother, Maks, who is also on the show, was "disappointed" he was going home the second week of the competition. (Ron Artest, aka Metta World Peace, went home last week.)
"He was upset. Elisabetta showed huge improvement and he felt like she should have been rewarded a little bit better," Chmerkovskiy went on.
But Canalis says she's accepted it.
"It's a competition… that's life, and I had a great experience, and I want to thank everybody because it was really a dream for me to be here," she said.