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"Chmerkovskiy sandwich" not enough for Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert eliminated from DWTS

Melissa Gilbert enjoyed some double Chmerkovskiy on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, but that didn't sway voters to keep her around for another week.

Melissa Gilbert eliminated from DWTS

Melissa Gilbert had her hands full — literally — on this week's Dancing with the Stars. However, her playful butt grabs of dance partners Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, wasn't enough to keep her from going home during Tuesday night's elimination.

"Two of the best butts in the world — I mean, they were in my hands. What am I going to do?" Gilbert joked to Access Hollywood after the performance.

"I threw it out there, just like, 'Look, dominate. Do something.' She goes, 'Bam!' I'm like, 'We'll take it,'" Maks joked. "It's all good."

This season of Dancing with the Stars has been a challenging one for Gilbert, thanks to a dance floor concussion and subsequent visit to the hospital a few weeks ago. However, the former Little House on the Prairie actress isn't too upset about her elimination.

"I learned so much about what I'm actually capable of, what my body is capable of, and it never would have happened had I not been here and had I had a different partner," she told after the show. "It's going to be nice now to take a breath and really take it in because it's just been such a ride."

"Look, [I'm the] luckiest woman on the planet," she told Access Hollywood. "I danced with these amazing men. I was on stage with them on a television show that's watched all over the world by millions of people."

"And, at the end of the day I also go home to one of the most beautiful men on the face of the planet, so my life is good," she added, referring to her boyfriend.

Maks was a bit more bitter about the whole thing.

"I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel like this was a fan elimination. I feel like it was a political campaign of some sort, but I'm not bitter about it, you know?" he told OTRC. However, he has a new friend out of the deal, so it's all good.

"I won the Gilbert in my life. I loved it."

Four celebs remain in the competition for the mirror ball trophy: Maria Menounos, Donald Driver, William Levy and Katherine Jenkins.

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