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Last Updated: Friday, 4 March, 2005, 09:28 GMT
Blue Peter's Huq leaves Academy
Konnie Huq
Konnie was the surprise addition to the Fame Academy line-up
Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq has become the third person to be voted off Celebrity Fame Academy, following comedians Al Murray and Jenny Eclair.

The 29-year-old lost the student vote to Casualty star Chris Colquhoun, while the judges saved comedian Gina Yashere, who was also in the bottom three.

Huq said afterwards that the experience of appearing on the charity talent show had been "nerve-wracking".

EastEnders star Kim Medcalf remains favourite to win the show.

Other contestants include comedian Adrian Edmondson, Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman and TV presenter Nick Knowles.

'Really nervous'

The remaining students will compete in the nightly expulsion show until the live Comic Relief finale on 11 March.

On leaving the competition, Huq said: "I can't sing, let's face it. I just think I am really nervous, I don't know why.

"I can do it in a room, but when I get out there and see all the faces I just go to pieces."

Comedian Al Murray was the first to be ousted from the competition on Saturday, whilst Jenny Eclair was voted out of the show on Wednesday.

The resident students are being taught by voice coaches Carrie and David Grant in the new academy home at Lambeth College, south east London.

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