Chef DiSpirito keeps Dancing despite finish

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image abc"><span>ABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">Julianne Hough, Cody Linley, Karina Smirnoff, Rocco DiSpirito, Toni Braxton, Alec Mazo, Cheryl Burke, Maurice Greene, Brooke Burke, Derek Hough, Tom Bergeron, Samantha Harris, Misty May-Treanor, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lacey Schwimmer, Lance Bass, Corky Ballas, Cloris Leachman, Susan Lucci, Tony Dovolani, Kym Johnson, and Warren Sapp on Oct. 6, 2008. (Kelsey McNeal)</span></div>
October 7, 2008 7:45:28 PM PDT
Rocco DiSpirito will serve seconds on "Dancing with the Stars." The celebrity chef came in last place on the ABC dancing competition, but he wasn't dismissed because injured contestant Misty May-Treanor dropped out of the competition Monday. The two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist had surgery Tuesday to repair her Achilles' tendon that was torn while rehearsing a jive routine Friday.

"I think Misty had the potential to get all the way through to the final," said judge Len Goodman.

The other celebrities remaining in the competition are model-actress Brooke Burke; former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp; singers Lance Bass and Toni Braxton; Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene; actresses Cloris Leachman and Susan Lucci and actor Cody Linley.

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