Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy learned their fate Tuesday night. Their fellow competitors, the injured Steve-O and Steve Wozniak, earned the lowest scores from the judges after dancing Monday night but support from their fans kept them in the competition.
"I had fun! When else am I going to get to dress up like this, work with someone like Maks and be able to do a family show that my daughters can watch together?" Richards -- an actress, reality television personality and mother of two young daughters -- told People magazine after the live results show Tuesday night.
"I feel bad for (Maks.) He hasn't won and I think this is the first time he's been eliminated second," Richards said, hugging the professional dancer.
"It's fine. It's all a show," Chmerkovskiy said. "I wish we could stay as long as we could because I could see very big improvements with her week in, week out."
Singer Belinda Carlisle was the first celebrity eliminated from the competition this season.