Gold medal-winning former athlete Iwan Thomas and his partner Ola Jordan have become the first dancing partnership to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing.
The rest of the judges followed suit, with the panel unanimously choosing to save Jamelia, and send Iwan packing.
Bruno Tonioli agreed, telling Iwan: ‘You went to the Neanderthal approach to the Cha Cha and you smashed it to the point of extinction. “I don’t want to go home”. He declared: “I am gutted, I have stated all of it alongside, I am clearly not a naturally gifted dancer still I work complex & I am going to provide it all the things within the dance-off.’However Iwan’s enthusiasm was not sufficient to maintain the Olympic medalist within the competition, with all the judges voting to save lots of the Loose Women panellist instead”.
But he said he “cherished” his time on the competition and will be tuning in every week to see how his fellow celebrities are faring. “Believe or not, I was getting slightly better each day!”
Georgia May Foote admitted that waiting to find out if she was safe was “scarier that actually dancing” while EastEnders star Kellie Bright said it was ‘probably one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had’.
Yesterday, she hinted she wanted Peter Andre as her partner this year.
Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.
Rod Stewart also took to the dance floor to perfom his new song Please. Strictly Come Dancing’s Director of Choreography Jason Gilkison has created a dance built around the show’s famous theme tune featuring a few classic, well-loved moves. Thank you judges and to the contestants, you have all been so nice and I’m going to miss you all! Dances have to exude a certain character.
‘Even with the problems you had with the rhythm, you had your handsome lady there and you were there for her’.