Robert Mills, the Vice President of Alternative Series at ABC Studios, has brought up an intriguing possibility. Taylor Swift fans could have been the reason behind Harry Jowsey's elimination from the popular show ‘Dancing With the Stars' (DWTS).
Mills referred to a U.S. Sun headline that suggested Swift's devoted fans had pledged to vote off Harry Jowsey from DWTS. He openly expressed his curiosity about whether this could have influenced Jowsey's premature exit from the show.
Harry Jowsey's Elimination
Jowsey, a 26-year-old contestant, and his dance partner, Rylee Arnold, were cut from the competition. Despite consistently ranking at the bottom of the leaderboard, his stay in the competition was usually extended by fan votes.
On the night of their elimination, the pair performed a Rumba to “August” from Swift's album Folklore and received the lowest score. Their subsequent departure from the show raised eyebrows and questions.
Swift's Fans and Jowsey's Alleged Betrayal
Fans of Swift were quick to note a particular action by Jowsey. The DWTS contestant had followed Scooter Braun on Instagram, an action considered by many to be a betrayal due to Braun's highly publicized acquisition of Swift's first six albums. This event incited a social media user to discourage fans from casting votes for Jowsey, citing his connection to Braun.
Despite the elimination, Jowsey harbored no hard feelings, especially towards his dance partner, Arnold. He took the time to laud her performance during her debut season on the show, calling his stint ‘special'.
The chemistry between Jowsey and Arnold did not go unnoticed, sparking rumors of a possible romantic relationship. However, these whispers were quickly quashed by Jowsey himself.
What's Next for DWTS?
Despite the elimination, the show must go on. DWTS continues its lively dance-offs with the remaining five duos competing for the crown.