Strictly Come Dancing’s David James has been named the fourth celebrity to become eliminated from the current series.
The former footballer and his partner Nadiya Bychkova were kicked out of the competition after facing Mike Bushell and Katya Jones in the dreaded dance-off.
Both couples performed their routines for judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Alfonso Ribeiro, with all four panelists unanimously choosing to save Mike from being sent packing.
Delivering his verdict, Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Alfonso, said: ‘The couple who I’m going to save put on a great show.
‘The technique wasn’t there but they came out and delivered a showstopper for the audience to love so I’m going to save Mike And Katya.’
Meanwhile, Craig added: ‘Well for me both couples were pretty much technically equal but the couple who I’d like to save were the most confident performers and that was Mike And Katya.’
Speaking about his journey, David admitted: ‘Oh I’ve loved it. I feel so bad I’ve let Nadiya down in a sense. I’ve enjoyed it but I’ve put some weight on though.’
When asked about his highlights, the sports star added: ‘Having the best partner and the guys up there. Everyone’s lovely.’
Nadiya also sang David’s praises, telling him: ‘He’s done so well. I’m so proud of you. From the first day he couldn’t lift his elbows up or stand straight and now he’s delivered such an amazing jive. I’m so proud.’
David follows radio presenter Dev Griffin and his professional partner Dianne Buswell out of the competition, after their controversial exit last week.
Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton were the second couple to be axed from the 2019 series after James Cracknell and Luba Mushtuk were named the first out.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.35pm on BBC One.
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