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Strictly's Jodie jives off show

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Jodie Kidd gets her marching orders

Model Jodie Kidd said she had been on the "most amazing journey" after becoming the 11th celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

Kidd and partner Ian Waite failed to secure enough support to keep them in the show after their dance off against Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole.

John Sergeant had received a standing ovation from the TV audience after performing a final dance on Saturday.

The 64-year-old had quit the show saying he feared he would win.

Craig Revel Horwood told Kidd he was pleasantly surprised with the dance "for a gargantuan couple".

Judge Arlene Phillips said, "those kicks and flicks have got to be sharper", but head judge Len Goodman said she "did those kicks beautifully".

Bruno Tonioli said: "I was expecting this to be like a big marshmallow of a dance but you were sharp, you were on time."

But the pair, along with Snowdon and Cole, received the lowest scores when viewer votes and judges' scores were combined, so they had to perform a second time.

After his fellow judges chose to save Snowdon and Cole, Goodman said: "I did agree with result, and I do agree that that was the most fantastic dance off."

Kidd said: "I've had such a fabulous time. Thank you so much to everyone, thank you Ian.

"I've made some beautiful friends. It's been the most amazing journey, it's been brilliant. I see Ian as my brother from another mother!"

Despite Sergeant coming bottom of the score-board three weeks in a row, the voting public had chosen to keep him in the competition.

Amid speculation he had been pressured to quit the show, Sergeant told host Bruce Forsyth on Saturday: "I certainly wasn't pushed, was I Brucie?

The BBC is offering to reimburse anyone who voted for Sergeant on 15 November.



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