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Last Updated: Sunday November 29 2009 15:59 GMT

Natalie loses Strictly dance-off

Natalie Cassidy and her dance partner Vincent Simone

Former EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy is the latest celeb to have been booted off Strictly Come Dancing.

Natalie and dance partner Vincent Simone ended up in the dance-off against Ricky Whittle, who's one of the favourites to win the show.

Judges voted to save the Hollyoaks actor, who was back on the dance floor after being arrested on suspicion of assault on a photographer in Liverpool.

The audience gave Natalie a standing ovation as she was voted off.

There are now just four couples left in the show, which will see former ballet dancer Darcey Bussell join the judging panel next week.