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  Fame Academy: Tears as Naomi leaves
Updated 14 October 2002, 13.25
Naomi's been asked to leave Fame Academy
Naomi Roper has had to leave the Fame Academy because of her bad throat.

The 19-year-old put on a brave face and shared some jokes with the other students over breakfast on Monday.

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But she got a bit teary when the time finally came to say goodbye.

Back to business

Lots of the students cried when they heard the news
She and Malachi sang a bit of With A Little Help From My Friends.

And there were lots of group hugs and kisses and then she was whisked away by personal tutor Jeremy.

Tough head Richard Park said: "This is a really, really sad moment but for the rest of us it's back to business as usual."

Naomi had been struggling all week with a chronic sore throat.

'She was the sparkliest'

A suspected case of throat nodules meant she couldn't even take part in Friday night's big live performance.

The students gasped and cried on Sunday when head Richard Park announced she'd be leaving.

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Ainslee said: "It is so unfair. She was the sparkliest."

Naomi will probably be replaced by another student in the next few days.

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