updated 10/23/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/23/2012 AT 10:20 AM ET
Hunk to the rescue.
The DWTS contestant’s moves overtook judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and as she praised the French actor’s sexy moves – “Let the baby making begin,” she said – the excited judge, 44, suddenly slipped from her perch at the judges’ table.
Proving chivalry (even on the dance floor) is not dead, Marini, partnered this season with pro Peta Murgatroyd, quickly swooped in to scoop her up Inaba in his tanned and chiseled arms.