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As Karamo Brown Exits DWTS, He & Sean Spicer Praise Their Friendship

As Karamo Brown Exits DWTS, He & Sean Spicer Praise Their Friendship

Karamo Brown, Sean Spicer

The Queer Eye star was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars on Monday despite Spicer landing the lowest score of the night. 

Queer Eye's Karamo Brown was eliminated Monday from Dancing with the Stars while his fellow contestant -- former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who lamented Brown's premature exit from the competition -- sailed through to the next round despite earning the lowest scores of the night.

When DWTS casting was initially announced this summer, Brown drew criticism for saying he looked forward to having "respectful conversations" with Spicer, a man who was the mouthpiece for Donald Trump's lies and vitriol.

During his exit interview, Brown said that he had been planting seeds of love with Spicer throughout his time on DWTS.

"My goal coming into this was to introduce myself to people who have never seen Queer Eye, to let them know who I am," Brown said, according to People. "And also, my goal has always been to show how if you can show kindness and lead with love, things can change."

"Day one I got backlash [for supporting Spicer]," he continued. "I started this show with people telling me, 'You're horrible, you're crazy, you're stupid.' Because I showed someone who has a different political view than mine kindness."

For Monday's Halloween-themed episode, Brown danced the Paso Doble to Beyonce's "Survivor" with dance partner Jenna Johnson and a team number to Eurythmics's "Sweet Dreams."

"Neither couple deserves to be in this position," DWTS judge Len Goodman said when Brown and The Office star Kate Flannery landed in the bottom two. In the end, the judges saved Flannery.

Meanwhile, Spicer's jive to the "Monster Mash" earned the lowest scores of the night, but America's votes saved him from going home.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight following the episode, Spicer expressed that he was sad to see Brown go. "It's a night of mixed emotions. I'm humbled by the support and that so many people have voted for us, considering where our scores were," Spicer said.

"But then obviously seeing a friend go home, who's done so much, has made so much progress, it's tough. I know how hard he works and so it's mixed. I'm really excited and humbled that we're going on but I'm really sad to see him go."

"We've had a lot of great conversations and he's been unbelievably supportive of me, and I have of him," he continued. "I think we both had some stumbles out of the gate. So, knowing that we both had to double down and work really hard to make progress kind of creates this bond. We did the team dance together. It is tough to see him go."

Meanwhile, Brown vowed to continue to reach across the aisle with his friendship with Spicer.

"Sean is literally someone who I would've never thought I could be friends with, and I'm going to walk away from here calling him a friend," Brown told People. "I'm going to continue the conversation that we've had outside of this. And I don't think Sean's going to make it to the end [of the competition], but I'm proud of him. I really am proud of him, because he's had fun every week and I think he's exceptional."

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