(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars.”)
There was a new face on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday: Zendaya stepped in as a guest judge.
The Disney Channel star was an apt addition for Disney Week of the reality competition show, which airs on Disney-owned channel ABC.
But don’t expect the Mickey Mouse theme to make it any easier on the contestants, as another one inevitably for sent packing by the end of the night.
Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck were all on board to give the show a “happiest place on earth” feeling, but Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples wasn’t smiling when she was eliminated following her dance to “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid.”
On the positive side, Ginger Zee had her best dance of the season to “Belle” from “Beauty and the Beast,” which prompted high praise from judge Len Goodman.
Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris was called a “magnificent beast, a top predator,” by a gushing Bruno Tonioli for his samba to “The Circle of Life” from “The Lion King.”
Meanwhile, former “America’s Next Top Model” hunk Nyle DiMarco (above) had both the men and women gushing as a shirtless Tarzan. “You are perfectly undressed for the occasion,” Tonioli told him.
Zendaya was a contestant on Season 16 of the reality contest, so she understands what the dancers are going through — and said she would never do it again.
“I’ve always said, the only way I would come back to ‘DWTS’ would be as a guest judge. I really don’t know how the pros come back every year,” she told People before returning to the show this week. “It’s a really tough experience. I think people think it’s easy because you get out there and glide across the dance floor, but there is a ton of exhausting work that goes into that gliding.”
See video of Morris as the king of the jungle below.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.