Cassandra Thorburn is BOOTED from Dancing With The Stars… before she takes a thinly-veiled swipe at ex Karl Stefanovic by thanking the public for their support ‘after a troublesome couple of years’
Cassandra Thorburn was booted from Dancing With The Stars on Monday night.
The 47-year-old became the third celebrity to be cut from the dancing competition, which premiered last month.
Shortly after her shock elimination, the ex-wife of Karl Stefanovic appeared to take a swipe at her former spouse, thanking the public for their support ‘after a troublesome couple of years’.
Gone! Cassandra Thorburn was booted from Dancing With The Stars on Monday night … and she appeared to take a thinly-veiled swipe at her ex Karl Stefanovic in her elimination speech
Karl and Cassandra split in 2016, and her appearance on Dancing With The Stars marked her return to public life following the difficult break-up.
Speaking after her elimination, the single mum stated: ‘I’m really happy people supported me and kept me here for as long as they did. It made me feel really special. It was like a big hug!’
The show’s host Grant Denyer remarked that ‘it was great to watch Cassandra reclaim her own identity and do something absolutely fabulous and crazy!’
‘Something for me! It’s been a long time!’ Cassandra exclaimed.
‘Something for me! It’s been a long time!’ Cassandra’s appearance on Dancing With The Stars marked her return to public life following her difficult divorce from Karl. The former couple are pictured together in 2011
The brunette then paid tribute to her Dancing With The Stars partner, Marco de Angelis, by giving him a big kiss on the cheek and remarking: ‘I’ll miss him! He’s been great!’
Throughout her three-week journey on the reality show, Cassandra has been open about the struggles she faced in the wake of her split from Karl.
Last week, contestants were required to choose a song from their ‘most memorable year’, with Cassandra picking 2016 – the year of her marriage breakdown.
‘It was my lowest moment, I struggled to leave the house’: Cassandra reminisced on her marriage split from Karl Stefanovic during last week’s episode
Before taking to the dance floor, the star reminisced on the painful split in an emotional pre-packaged segment.
‘It was the year I became a single parent, it was my lowest moment, I struggled to leave the house,’ Cassandra candidly confessed.
‘My girlfriends were helping me with groceries and all sorts of things,’ she further explained.
Her biggest fans! Casandra’s children Ava (centre) and River (left, in blue shirt) were seen giving their mum a thumbs-up after she completed her dance routine
After her performance, two of the three children Cassandra shares with Karl were pictured cheering on their famous mum.
Ava, 13, and River, 12, were seen giving their mum a thumbs-up after she completed her routine.
Dancing to her own beat! Dancing With The Stars host Grant Denyer remarked that ‘it was great to watch Cassandra reclaim her own identity’ by appearing on the show