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Last Updated: Sunday November 22 2009 11:48 GMT

Jade pulls out of Strictly

Jade performing

It was a sad day on Strictly after athlete Jade Johnson pulled out of the show because she was injured.

Jade hurt her knee while practising. She decided to stop performing in case it gets worse and affects her long-jumping career.

Jade says she's "absolutely gutted" not to be able to carry on dancing.

Meanwhile EastEnders actor Ricky Groves was voted off the show. It means two couples will now compete in the final, not the normal three.

Jade is hoping to do well at the 2012 Olympics in London, and she thought it was too risky to carry on with Strictly.

Ricky was the lowest scoring contestant and lost out in a dance-off with actress Laila Rouass.

He said: "You make mistakes, you've got to go, maybe it's my time to go."