updated 04/05/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/05/2011 AT 11:55 AM ET
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy weren’t the only ones to have a misstep on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars.
Though the pair’s tumble to the floor was the most obvious – and caused a collective gasp in the ballroom – other contestants admitted to having had trouble with their footwork too.
“We nearly had a fall,” pro Kym Johnson, whose samba with Hines Ward earned them one of the night’s best scores, told PEOPLE after the show. “I don’t know what was going on on the dance floor.”
And while Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel pulled off a sexy routine that judge Bruno Tonioli called “hot and arousing,” she also nearly took a spill at the start of their routine as she tried to descend a smoky set of stairs.
“That wasn’t my fault. I can seriously say that,” said Wilkinson, whose dance was dedicated to her husband Hank Baskett. “The smoke was overwhelming. We didn’t practice that … I didn’t know where the steps were. I couldn’t see one step in front of me.”
Meanwhile, talk-show host Wendy Williams, who danced a stiff fox trot with Tony Dovolani, believes their routine didn’t warrant the lowest score of the night. “I will never cop to getting a 15,” Williams said. “We did not deserve a 15, and I don’t have to say that and put down other people’s scores, but I can tell you right now, we were robbed.”