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Unfortunately, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Don Diamont (Bill) was eliminated in round two of the competition on BALLANDO CON LE STELLE, the Italian version of DANCING WITH THE STARS. “Heading back to Los Angeles for B&B,” the actor reported on Instagram with a selfie he snapped on his flight back to the U.S. “Thanks to everyone who supported Hanna Karttunen and me. My injuries kept me from preparing for the second dance, which was obvious last night. With time to heal, I hope for a chance for us to get back on the dance floor!”
Tornando a Los Angeles per Beautiful. Grazie a tutti quelli che hanno supportato @hanna_karttunen e me. Le mie ferite mi hanno impedito di prepararmi per il secondo ballo, il che era ovvio la scorsa notte. Con il tempo di guarire, spero di avere la possibillità di tornare sulla pista da ballo @ballandoconlestelle !#ballandoconlestelle Heading back to Los Angeles for B&B. Thanks to everyone who supported @hanna_karttunen and me. My injuries kept me from preparing for the second dance, which was obvious last night. With time to heal, I hope for a chance for us to get back on the dance floor @ballandoconlestelle ! #ballandoconlestelle #boldandthebeautiful
You can watch one of his final performances with partner Hanna Karttunen, a freestyle routine to “The Phantom of the Opera” that earned them two fives, two sixes, and one seven from the judges for a total score of 29. Unfortunately, even when combined with the audience voting, their scores weren’t enough to keep the pair in the competition, and Diamont was sent home.
Last week, the duo was slightly more successful when they performed a paso doble to “Mentre Tutto Scorre” by Negramaro. After Diamont gave a shout-out to wife Cindy Ambuehl in the audience supporting him, they received their scores from the judges. While it was mostly in Italian, one judge did appreciate his positive attitude when faced with the challenge of ballroom dancing. The couple received three 6’s, one 7 and one 5, giving them a total score of 30.
“Thanks for the support everyone!” Diamont shared on Instagram with some pics from the performance. “This Saturday, March 17, please go to @ballandoconlestelle and vote for team Diamont/Kartunnen!” He also reminded B&B fans in the US and the rest of the world that they can also vote as well as Italian sby going to the @ballandoconlestelle Instagram page and liking the photo of Diamont and Kartunnen. The number of likes on their Instagram pic could help add to their overall score.
Grazie a tutti per il supporto! Questo sabato , 17 marzo, por favore vai a @ballandoconlestelle e vota per il team Diamont/ Karttunen @hanna_karttunen Thanks for the support everyone! This Saturday, March 17, please go to @ballandoconlestelle and vote for team Diamont/ Karttunen! @hanna_karttunen ALL OF YOU IN THE USA 🇺🇸 AND ALL OVER THE WORLD 🌎 CAN VOTE AS WELL! Between 11:30 PM and 12:00 AM Italy 🇮🇹 time check @ballandoconlestelle , and vote! 😘🕺
Diamont is not the first B&B star to compete on the competitive reality series, and he was thrilled to be able to follow in the dancing shoes of some of his castmates. Of course, things weren’t looking good for the actor when just a couple days before the show’s premiere, he was in an Italian clinic receiving treatment for a hip injury!
Unfortunately, it looked like Diamont was unable to get past his injuries and continue to compete. Meanwhile, on B&B, his alter ego of Bill Spencer is lying in the hospital after being shot by a mysterious assailant. While this led some fans to fear he was leaving the soap, this was just timed to facilitate his exit to compete on BALLANDO CON LE STELLE. And on the plus side, the actor will be able to relax in a bed for a while when he returns to the show full-time!
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