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Is 'Dancing with the Stars' rigged?

Controversy is not new to the hit ABC reality show "Dancing with the Stars," and on Monday night, the question of whether or not the show is rigged came up after fans were astonished when "Glee" star Heather Morris and pro Maks Chmerkovskiy were eliminated after earning season 24's first perfect score.

After the show, Chmerkovskiy's baby mama and fellow "DWTS" pro Peta Murgatroyd (who performs with "Bachelor" Nick Viall this season) was asked if the odd outcome made her think it must be rigged.

Murgatroyd said, "You know, I don't think the show is rigged. I mean, we've gone over and over [it], like people ask us that all the time.

"I don't know for sure. I don't count the votes or anything like that."

"I mean," Murgatroyd paused. "I don't know. Maybe Nancy Kerrigan is America's sweetheart."

When asked if she would demand a recount, Murgatroyd, 30, joked, "Hell, yeah!"

But then the stunning pro, who has been on "DWTS" for 10 seasons and has won twice, laughed, "You can't do that. Once you're out, you're out."

Still, Murgatroyd was clearly upset her boyfriend Chmerkovskiy was eliminated with Morris, saying, "I was just flabbergasted, to be honest with you. I just thought that Maks and Heather would stay."

Meanwhile, Kerrigan's devoted partner Chigvintsev, who has worked wonders with the 47-year-old Olympic ice skater, pointed out to reporters, "Any of us can go home.

"Nancy did a phenomenal job of improving. Whatever happens, happens. I feel really sad for Heather and Maks but it's just tough. The audience gotta vote. If they like you and they want to see you continue going forward, they're going to vote. That's the bottom line."

And also, during last week's Disney night, Kerrigan received a higher score from the judges than Morris.

Morris' jazz dance based on the movie "Frozen" with fill-in partner Bersten got cut down to size by Judge Carrie Ann Inaba on April 17.

"It was a bit underwhelming," Inaba sighed.

Judge Julianne Hough also chimed in, saying to Morris, "You could have done many more moves." 

And incredibly, Morris admitted to the judges afterwards, "There wasn't a lot of dancing in it."

So maybe Morris' ouster wasn't bizarre after all.

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