Paul Daniels booted off Strictly

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Magician Paul Daniels has become the second person to be booted off Strictly Come Dancing.

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The 72-year-old and dance partner Ola Jordan ended up at the bottom of the judges leader board with just 16 points out of a possible 40 for their "infantile" and "wooden" performance.

The pair were in the bottom two with Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams and partner Brendon Cole but Daniels had fewer public votes so was forced to leave the show.

After being voted off, Daniels said: "I've had a wonderful time on Strictly Come Dancing, I really have. If I hadn't had a good time, I'd tell you."

His rumba to Rihanna's Take A Bow failed to impress the judges with Bruno Tonioli telling him: “It was like watching Ola and the giant pepper pot. It was entertaining in a kind of funny way.

“It didn't flow - nothing in the dance flowed. A pepper pot would have been better.”

While Craig Revel Horward told him “The armography was very blocky and wooden and showing absolutely no sign of expression whatsoever.

“The burette spin turn that you did in the centre there was infantile, I'm afraid, and very, very childish. I felt you spent most of the one minute thirty ogling Ola.”

And head judge Len Goodman told him: “Parts were magical, parts were comical, parts were diabolical, but the whole thing was entertaining.”

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that professional dancer Brendon Cole will not be dancing in next week’s show as his father has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He had heard before the show on Saturday but still danced with partner Michelle Williams despite his loss.

Williams will now be partnered by Ian Waite for next week’s performance of the tango until Cole returns.

Countryfile presenter Matt Baker is still favourite to win the show with odds of 9/4 with Bwin, Ladbrokes and Coral. Eastender Scott Maslan has odds of 7/2 with Bodog, Ladbrokes and extrabet. Kara Tointon is priced at 5/1 with bwin, extrabet and sportingbet and Pamela Stephenson has odds of 11.2 with Stanjames, Victor Chandler and Betfair.



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