Don Diamont Eliminated From 'Dancing With the Stars' Italy image

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Updated March 19: has learned that on Saturday March 17, Don Diamont and partner Hanna Karttunen were eliminated on Dancing with the Stars Italy. The couple scored 36% against Marcello Nuzio and Stefania Rocco who scored 64% and moved on to the third round. The show's host Milly Carlucci ‏tweeted, "The first couple to be eliminated at #ballandoconlestelle @don_diamont and Hanna Karttunen."

Diamont went on to thank fans, "Heading back to Los Angeles for B&B. Thanks to everyone who supported @hanna_karttunen and me. My injuries kept me from preparing for the second dance, which was obvious last night. With time to heal, I hope for a chance to get back on the dance floor @ballandoconlestelle! #dancing with the Stars #boldandthebeautiful."

On March 12 we reported Don Diamont competed Saturday night on Dancing with the Stars Italy and is happy to report that he’s moved on to the next round! Watch the videos below, which we’ve translated. The first one shows a shirtless Diamont with the caption, “The introduction of @don_diamont to #BallandoConLeStelle #dondiamont #billspencer #twittamibeautiful #BoldandBeautiful” and the second “@don_diamont's paso doble on the splendid "While everything flows" by @Negramaro #DonDiamont #twittamibeautiful #BoldandBeautiful #BallandoConLeStelle.” His wife Cindy Ambuehl tweeted, "So proud of my husband, Don Diamont and his Ballando Con Le Stelle dancing partner, Hanna Karttunen! A beautiful job on Italy’s Dancing With The Stars!"

We reported on March 8 that a hip injury forced Don Diamont to make a trip to a hospital in Italy, where he had an MRI and an anti-inflammatory shot, with one more scheduled for Saturday. The actor was released and posted a video stating, “Whatever it takes to stay on the dance floor! 🕺🕺🕺‼️ #ballandoconlestelle.”

On March 5 we learned that Don Diamont went in to see pain management doctor, Dr. Randy Rosen, in Los Angeles at 6:00 AM Saturday morning for a little pain management before his flight, we presume, back to Italy. The actor posted the Instagram video below of the procedure with the caption, “Per il mio amore, e impegno per l’Italia, e #ballandoconlestelle !For my love of, and commitment to Italy, and #ballandoconlestelle,” which translates to, “For my love, and commitment to Italy, and #ballandoconlestelle! For my love, and commitment to Italy, and #ballandoconlestelle!” hopes the acupuncture helped! On Monday evening, Diamont posted a photo of himself on a magazine cover and stated, "I returned to Rome on Sunday and I found this DIPIÚ cover on newsstands. I think he's really doing it. Lol. Doing extraordinary tests with my partner, the one and only @hanna_karttunen to compensate for the fact of being at the house last week to shoot Beautiful. First live show for the 2018 #ballandwithlestelle on Saturday!" has some behind the scenes footage on February 28 from Dancing with the Stars Italy host Milly Carlucci, who posted a video of Don Diamont dancing with the caption, "For 25 years he has fallen in love with her, directly from Beautiful in the cast of #ballandoconlestelle Don Diamont who will dance together with a legend of the dance Hanna Karttunen @Ballando_Rai." Watch the video below, which includes the B&B actor brushing up on his Italian.

On February 27, we reported that The Bold and the Beautiful actor Don Diamont will be competing on the 2018 edition of Dancing with the Stars Italy. Diamont shared the news on his Instagram account. He posted a photo of him rehearsing his choreography with partner Hanna Karttunen, along with a message in Italian, and its translation in English, which said, “For my non-Italian speaking fans, I've joined the marvelous cast of Dancing With The Stars Italy 2018 and have been partnered with brilliant, beautiful, @hanna_karttunen. It's quite a challenge, and I'm very excited for the experience. Dancing $Bill??? Lol. Let's find out. Ciao! Don”

Diamont's partner, Hanna Karttunen, is a Finnish professional dancer who won numerous international competitions with partners Paul Killick and Victor Da Silva. Karttunen joined Britain's Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, and since that time has appeared as a guest on the Russian, South African, Italian, United Kingdom and American editions of that show as well as Dancing with the Stars. Karttunen previously danced a rumba with B&B alum Sean Kanan when he did a cameo on Ballando Con Le Stelle, however, her pairing with Diamont marks her debut as a professional partner on the show.

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Of course, B&B is extremely popular in Italy, and Diamont is not the first soap celebrity to take on this challenge, as Katherine Kelly Lang competed on Dancing with the Stars Italy in 2014. Presumably, the actor will take some time away from the soap for the dancing gig overseas, but according to a recent Instagram post, he won’t get a break from being a ‘sign bitch’ as documented in Diamont and wife Cindy Ambuehl’s hilarious marketing videos, something he made a point of sharing in an Instagram post prior to leaving for Italy. With the actor’s alter-ego, Dollar Bill Spencer, building up conflict with almost every character he interacts with, perhaps he’ll have to leave Los Angeles for a period of time and ‘lay low’, though that doesn’t seem like Bill’s style. The speculation that Bill will be shot, perhaps with his own golden gun, which recently made an appearance, is more likely. Sally Spectra already became angry enough to shoot ‘Sky’ in Bill’s office, Ridge blames him for Steffy’s marriage break-up, Liam hates him, and spoilers indicate Bill’s rift with Wyatt and Katie will have him on Quinn’s bad side, as well as threatening to sue Katie for custody of Will – that’s a lot of suspects for a ‘who shot Bill?’ storyline - and a development that would have allowed Diamont to tape scenes in a hospital bed ahead of time to accommodate the dance competition.

Dancing with the Stars Italy, known as Ballando con le Stelle in that country, has been running since 2005. Previous notable celebrity contestants include Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Marla Maples.

Ciao a tutti i miei fan italiani. Se non hai ancora sentito la notizia mi sono unito al cast meraviglioso di Ballando Con Le Stelle 2018! Guarda perfavore e dammi in po ' d ' amore con la mia brillante e bellissima partner, @hanna_karttunen e me. $Bill può ballare? Stiamo per scopriro. Grazie a @milly_carlucci , al cast, ai ballerini e a tutti con Ballando 2018. Persone speciali! Arrivederci, 😘Don🕺😀 #ballandoconlestelle For my non-Italian speaking fans, I've joined the marvelous cast of Dancing With The Stars Italy 2018 and have been partnered with brilliant, beautiful, @hanna_karttunen . It's quite a challenge, and I'm very excited for the experience. Dancing $Bill??? Lol. Let's find out. Ciao! Don🕺😀 #ballandoconlestelle

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