The latest celebrity to be booted off Dancing with the Stars says the show has changed her life.

Model and former WAG Lara Bingle left the dancefloor and brushed off waiting journalists, sheilding her face in the arm of her dance partner Carmelo Pizzino, after she was eliminated from DWTS last night.

Bingle finally reappeared after most camera crews had left the Global Television studio in South Melbourne.

Dressed down in a white T-shirt and black trousers, she said she was planning to celebrate the night.

"I feel so blessed to have made it this far. Carmelo has taught me so much. I've changed, 360 degrees,'' she said.

But while Bingle was full of praise for her dance partner - she refused to talk about the other man in her life - Melbourne Rebels recruit Danny Cipriani.

"I don't want to talk about my personal life,'' she said bluntly.

Earlier in the night, Bingle was blasted for a lack of conviction on the dancefloor.

"Lara, you have natural ability but ultimately you're dull. You don't have the X factor,'' judge Todd McKenney said.

McKenney's criticisms of Bingle sent fans into a frenzy on Twitter, mostly in defence of Bingle.

Fashion designer Peter Morrissey weighed into the TV fight, tweeting: “With those judges comments it should be called ‘Dancing With The Scars.’”

Judge Helen Richey told Bingle: "We don't know who the bloody hell Lara is."

'Bingle's exit topped off a stressful night on DWTS, with French chef Manu Feildel also in the bottom two.

Seven newsreader Samantha Armytage also copped criticism similar to that suffered by Brynne Edelsten, with judge Josh Horner describing her cha cha outfit as "a bedazzled car wash''.

Contestants were given just 40 minutes to set a routine to music, with many couples not knowing their song.

Source: Herald Sun/
Date: 27th June 2011