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Awkward': Fox News Host Geraldo Rivera's 'Dancing With the Stars' Performance Didn't Go Over Too Well


"I have one dead foot."

Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera's performance on Monday night's season 22 premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" didn't go too well, with judge Bruno Tonioli openly poking fun at the broadcaster.

"Geraldo, very cunning strategy. You went minimalistic," Tonioli quipped after Rivera's Cha Cha performance with pro dance partner Edyta Sliwinska. "Don't give away too much too soon ... Maybe you're going to dance next week, yeah?"

Fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba added, "We've got to loosen up the joints, get the hips moving."

Watch the performance below:

It seems that Rivera, 72, was a good sport, though, agreeing with the tough assessments, telling Fox411 — which described his performance as "awkward" — backstage at "Dancing With the Stars" that he thought he didn't do too well.

"I was awful — but I had a good time," he said.

Rivera also revealed that he had an injury that impacts is dancing capabilities.

"I have one dead foot. I had back surgery that killed my foot," he said. "I don't have any feeling in my right foot."


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