Former Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe has been booted off the US version of Dancing With The Stars.

The 41-year-old actor and his professional partner Sharna Burgess failed to impress the judges during this week's 80s-themed show.

The pair danced the tango to Everybody Wants To Rule the World by Tears For Fears with Metcalfe wearing an era-appropriate mullet.

Judge Bruno Tonioli told them they started well but "then you went wrong. You went wrong quite a few times. You kind of lost your timing".

Metcalfe and Burgess found themselves in the bottom two alongside former NFL star Vernon Davis and his partner Peta Murgatroyd. The judges saved Davis.

Previous celebrities to be eliminated from this series of Dancing With The Stars include Tiger King star Carole Baskin and former basketball player Charles Oakley.