We’re two weeks into season 23 of “Dancing with the Stars” and former Texas governor Rick Perry hasn’t improved much. He scored fives from all four judges in week one for a total of 20, then fives and sixes in week two for a total of 22. So chances are we’re not looking at the next Mirror Ball Trophy champion, but is he one of the worst celeb contestants ever? And will he be the first star to go home when this season’s first elimination takes place on Tuesday night? Check out our gallery of the worst “DWTS” contestants above, then click here to predict this week’s elimination.
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Perry can perhaps take heart in the above list of contestants. Though dancing was hardly their strong suit, some of the show’s least successful dancers have been wildly successful off the dance floor, including Oscar-winner and all-time Emmy champ Cloris Leachman, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.