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Scott spooks judges and gets axed

Scott Mills has departed Strictly Come Dancing after his Addams Family turn spooked the judges.

The DJ is the fifth celebrity to leave the contest after losing a dance-off against TV presenter Alison Hammond.

On Saturday night he dressed as Uncle Fester from the TV series for a Foxtrot as the 11 remaining competitors performed Halloween-themed dances.

Mills was favourite for elimination and he was in the bottom two with Hammond after the judges' scores were combined with public votes.

Both couples performed their routines again and Craig Revel Horwood, Darcy Bussell and Bruno Tonioli chose to save Hammond and her partner Aljaz Scorjanec.

Revel Horwood said: "I would like to save the couple that threw the kitchen sink at the routine. That is Alison and Aljaz."

Bussell said: "The couple I would like to save is also because of its added flourishes in tonight's performance. That is Alison and Aljaz."

Head judge Len Goodman disagreed and said he would have opted to save Mills and his partner Joanne Clifton.

Mills said: "It's something that I never thought I would do and I'm so glad that I said yes to it because it's been the most fun I've ever had."

Referring to his partner, he said: "We've become friends so it's really sweet. It doesn't really end for me here because I'll still see her."

Ms Clifton said: "He's made my first experience of Strictly so special. He's the best partner I could have asked for.

"We've had so much fun and I'm just so proud of him. He's come from absolutely nowhere and I think loads of people at home can relate to him - he's got two left feet."

Meanwhile, Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge (inset left) scored Strictly's first "real" perfect 10 of the series.

The girl band singer donned green body paint and a long wig for a tango with Kevin Clifton inspired by the West End musical Wicked.

Craig Revel Horwood told her: "One word: fab-u-lous."

Bruno Tonioli, who gave her the 10 score, added: "That was wicked in the best possible way."

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