Dancing With The Stars 2020: Beau Ryan The Third Celebrity To Exit The Competition
After a sizzling salsa and a stunning group samba, Beau Ryan and partner Megan Wragg have bid farewell to Dancing With The Stars.
Latin Night saw Beau and Megan land on the bottom of the leaderboard with Chloe Lattanzi and Gustavo Viglio -- two couples who no-one expected to see on the chopping block.
"This sucks, this is not the bottom two I was expecting, so this makes my job really difficult right now," Sharna said, before choosing to save Chloe and Gustavo.
Tristan Macmanus was equally torn, prefacing his decision to save Chloe -- who had been nursing a rib injury this week -- by telling Beau, "you know how much I love you, mate".
Beau had shone during his shirtless salsa, which had kicked off Latin Night with an absolute bang and earned him a score of 19 from the judges.
Tristan had noted that Beau definitely "had the icing, we just need to work on the cake" as he praised the tricks the couple had pulled off on the dance floor.
The Amazing Race host was clearly buzzing from the experience and urged fans to vote to keep him dancing but ultimately he didn't earn enough votes from viewers to remain in the competition.
Beau and Megan later danced on Team Samba with Dami, Celia, and Claudia, earning a terrific 23 from the judges but it wasn't enough to beat Team Paso Doble who earned a 26 from Tristan, Sharna and Craig.
Beau had started off strong in Week 1 with a cha-cha that saw him strip down and bring out the big guns (his biceps). While it impressed the audience, the judges wanted a little more from him.
Week 2 was a little more complicated -- with the judges admiring Beau and Megan’s foxtrot routine for the way it blended contemporary elements into the dance. Unfortunately, Craig was of the opinion that he couldn’t score the dance too high as it wasn’t a traditional foxtrot.
With a score of 16, Beau was on to week three -- an emotional dance based on his marriage to wife Kara Orrell.
After finding out he wouldn't be returning next week, Beau praised Megan for getting him through his dance journey and his family -- who he hasn't seen much in over a month -- for their support and understanding.
"It's been one hell of a journey, man, and to be honest, I didn't really want to do the show in the start because I can't dance and I was in the deep end," he said, before thanking R U OK Day for their support.
Beau’s time in the competition was in honour of R U OK? An organisation that works in suicide prevention by encouraging Australians to reach out and engage in meaningful conversations, with compassion and an open heart.