Technically, the “Star Wars” actor and his partner had to withdraw due to health reasons, so they weren’t really eliminated. Billy Dee apparently has a serious back problem, and his doctor insisted that he stop dancing.
It was a strange elimination when it came down to it. Since many dancers have to sit out only a week after an injury, this didn’t necessarily mean Williams was done for good. The finality of it all only became evident as the actor talked.
Alas for any Lando Calrissian fans out there, Billy Dee Williams was indeed done. On the plus side, this is great news for everyone else on the show — they get to keep dancing for another week!