“There’s been an error in our control room, but we’re making it happen,” Banks said. “This is live TV, right? This is the craziness of live TV.”
Ultimately Aldama and Chmerkovskiy were declared totally safe from elimination this week while the other couple in the bottom two, Anne Heche and her dance partner Keo Motsepe, were sent home.
Some of the audience took to Twitter to demand Banks be fired for the mistake.
Banks apologized and said she had been given the wrong names. She also tweeted and went on Instagram stories to explain on Instagram what she said was a “technical difficulty.”
“Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards,” Banks tweeted. “So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through.”