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Mischa Barton explains why she & her partner had a rough time on DWTS

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Mischa Barton and her DWTS partner still manage to be positive, despite getting kicked off

Mischa Barton and her dance professional partner Artem Chigvintsev have been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars, but Barton thinks we haven't seen the last of the pair. The two fought so much during rehearsals that Barton jokes they "should have had their own show.

"It had been a really intense first few weeks," Barton told E! News in her exit interview.

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"I think we're the only couple in the competition who had a tough first two weeks, and then you're kind of gasping for the air of the change," said Chigvintsev.

Barton thinks bad timing is to blame for the pair's quick elimination. "I came straight out of a film, came into this," she said. "I was going to get this dance training, and it's been a fun experience and I've learned a lot from Artem."

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Chigvintsev says they had just started to hit a positive stride. "We're achieving our goals, we keep smiling and having positive energy in the room," he said. "And that's the time you're going home."

If earlier reports are to be believed, Barton's rude behavior may also have played a role in her lack of friendships on set. Insiders claim that she is "the most self-entitled and rude celebrity that the employees of the show have ever had to work with," snubbing the celebrity guests as well as the crew.

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