Aiden Turner

Former All My Children hunk Aiden Turner was the third casualty on Dancing with the Stars — an elimination that came as a surprise to him.

"I felt maybe a little cheated," he tells "Niecy [Nash]'s doing a great job. Kate [Gosselin]'s really trying. We're all trying. But I really hoped and thought that I could've stayed in that competition another couple of weeks."

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So who does he think should have been bounced?

"I was hoping [Kate] would go before me!" he laughs. "She's a sweetheart, but I'd rather her go out than me. 'Hey, go home! Get out!' She's a very popular girl. She's on the cover of all the magazines. She's got a lot of fans out there that are supporting her. At the same time, maybe I should've shown more cleavage. Maybe that's what I did wrong."

The disappointment is greater because Turner and his partner, Edyta Sliwinska, got their music for next week's movie-themed dances backstage minutes before their elimination. The pair would have done a paso doble to "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky.

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"I was going to have a black robe with gold all around. I was going to come out and do the punch-action moves, take off [the robe] and use it like in a bullfight," he says. "The paso is such a fun dance; there's more character. I was really looking forward to doing it."

Instead, the 33-year-old Brit will watch his former competitors take the floor and see if his predictions for the rest of the season play out. Though he would've rather seen Gosselin leave this week, he's not predicting the mother of eight will get eliminated next week.

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"I'm thinking ... it's going to be the Bachelor, Jake [Pavelka], who's a great guy — I like him a lot — but I think Jake or Niecy is going to go next," Turner says. "And then Kate, and then Erin [Andrews], and then Chad [Ochocinco]."

That would leave a final three of Nicole Scherzinger, Evan Lysacek and Pamela Anderson, who the actor thinks has a "really good shot" of taking the Mirrorball.

"But I want Nicole to win. Evan's a great guy. He's so talented. It's almost like it comes so easy for him. He [dances with] broken toes!" Turner says. "He won a gold medal, so give [the Mirrorball] to Nicole. Let her win!"