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Last Updated: Monday November 22 2010 06:56 GMT

X Factor: Paije Richardson's luck runs out

Paije Richardson

Paije Richardson has been booted off the X Factor in a sing-off that left all the judges confused.

Websites and newspapers had predicted it would be Wagner or Katie Waissel's time to go this week, but Paije was joined in the bottom two by Cher Lloyd.

Cher performed her favourite song of the series Stay which convinced three of the judges to keep her in.

Paije was sent home. He thanked the public for their support and Danii said she loved working with her soul man!

The judges were visibly shocked they had to choose between Cher and Paije.

Simon Cowell had to choose first and he said "Neither of you deserve to be in the bottom."

Anne Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke

Over on Strictly Come Dancing, disastrous Anne Widdecombe managed to survive yet another week!

It was Felicity Kendal who left the dancing competition. She described her time on Strictly as a "journey".