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Dancing With the Stars fans think it’s time for Harry Jowsey to go — and he doesn’t entirely disagree with them. The “Too Hot to Handle” star is partnering DWTS professional dancer Rylee Arnold on Season 32 of the celebrity ballroom competition, but some viewers are worried about fans carrying her through the competition.
Jowsey and Arnold consistently ended up at the bottom of the judges’ rankings, but fan votes ensured their safety. After the music video theme night that sent Lele Pons and Brandon Armstrong home, even Jowsey felt bad and offered to replace the actress and YouTube personality as the eliminated contestant.
Here’s what you need to know:
Harry Jowsey admitted that DWTS is not a dance competition
In November 2023, Jowsey addressed fans in a TikTok video posted after Pons’ exit. “I think what people don’t understand is that it’s not a dance competition, it’s a television show,” he said. “If it had been a dance competition, I would have been gone the first week for sure.”
Jowsey noted that fans decide who stays and who goes, and admitted he doesn’t know what happened to Pons’ votes the night she was eliminated. While Jowsey has more than 4 million Instagram followers, Pons has a whopping 54 million.
Pons also appeared in the TikTok clip and revealed that after her DWTS elimination, Jowsey asked if he could replace her as the ousted contestant. “He texted me last night and said, ‘Lele, can I go and you can stay and I can replace you?’ [as the eliminated contestant]?” Pons revealed. “He wanted to volunteer and I said, ‘Stop – don’t go.'”
Pons said she not only told Jowsey she wanted him to stay, she also wanted him to win “Dancing With the Stars.” “Harry, please win this for me, just because of your heart and because I love you,” she said.
With the Dancing With the Stars competition down to just seven couples, Jowsey will need his fans’ votes more than ever.
But even some of Jowsey’s fans want him out. In a Reddit thread, one commenter wrote: “As a Harry fan he definitely has to go. I’ve been watching this series for 10 years and love Harry. But it’s week eight and people who can actually dance are getting kicked out because of people voting for Hotness > Real Content.”
“He’s just there because he’s conventionally attractive,” wrote another. “There are people who literally leave everything on the dance floor, and then there’s him with two left feet and absolutely ZERO chemistry between Rylee and Rylee on the dance floor.”
Harry Jowsey made it in a team dance, but it might be too late
Some fans blame Arnold for Jowsey’s low scores on DWTS because she is inexperienced as a professional choreographer. The 18-year-old professional dancer just graduated high school and never spent any time on the DWTS troupe.
At the music video night, fans saw a new side of Jowsey during a team dance. Team Young ‘N Style’s dance received a perfect 10 points from all four judges. During the dance, Jowsey lifted fellow contestant Charity Lawson above his head. He threw her behind him into the arms of professional dancer Brandon Armstrong. Some fans felt that Jowsey’s dancing improved after training with Val Chmerkovskiy and not just Arnold.
Jowsey has repeatedly defended Arnold. In an Oct. 25 TikTok video, he addressed critics of her choreography. “This is Rylee’s first season, I’ve never danced before,” he said. “We’re learning, we’re figuring it out. That’s the point of this show: to bring someone who’s never danced before onto the world stage and tell them to try to figure it out.”
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