Jane Seymour travels to England after the death of her mother
Actress Jane Seymour did not attend Tuesday night’s “Dancing With the Stars” elimination round due to the death of her mother, according to E! News.
Her mother, Mieke Frankenberg, 92, died of complications from a stroke she had earlier this year.
It is unclear whether Seymour will return in time for the show on Monday. Even if she does, the limited amount of time she would have to practice would likely prove challenging. However, at the start of Tuesday’s show, host Tom Bergeron said Seymour does plan to continue on Monday.
"Jane got the devastating news her mom passed away in England. She's gone back to be with her family," Bergeron said on the show. "One of the main reasons why Jane decided to do the show was because her mom was such a big fan of the British version, which brought her a lot of joy while she was ill... We can reveal that once the votes were counted, Jane and Tony are safe to dance again next week. Furthermore, we're happy to say Jane has decided to stay in the competition in tribute of her mother's memory."Seymour’s partner, Tony Dovolani, understands all too well the speed bumps that can crop up along the “Dancing With the Stars” trail. Dovolani’s partner in Season 3, country singer Sara Evans, withdrew from competition during Week 6. It was later revealed that she was filing for divorce from her husband, Craig Schelske.
In the first two competition shows this season, Seymour and Dovolani started strong, scoring a 24 out of 30 with their foxtrot, followed by a 21 for their mambo.