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Swimmer Foster sent off Strictly

Mark Foster and Hayley Holt
Foster's routine was branded "awkward" by the judges

Olympic swimmer Mark Foster has become the sixth celebrity to be voted out of Strictly Come Dancing.

Foster lost out in the dance-off to GMTV presenter Andrew Castle, who was saved by each of the show's judges.

Despite wearing a revealing top, the sportsman's Paso Doble routine was described as a "painful shambles" and scored just 16 points out of 40.

Judge Bruno Tonioli said to Foster in Saturday's live show: "You look like a god, but you dance like a geek."

After being eliminated from the competition, the swimmer said of his professional dance partner Hayley Holt she was "the best".

"I've had the best time - sorry I let you down," he added.

Rugby player Austin Healy, Holby City actor Tom Chambers and singer Rachel Stevens topped the judges' leader board in a week that couples performed either the Paso Doble or Viennese Waltz.

Next week's show will see a change to the format, with each of the couples performing different dances.

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