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Thursday 17 October 2019

Lauren latest to leave Strictly as Ashley survives in dance-off

Strictly Come Dancing Presenter Tess Daly with Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard on Saturday’s show. Pic: PA
Strictly Come Dancing Presenter Tess Daly with Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard on Saturday’s show. Pic: PA

Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman became the latest celebrity to exit Strictly Come Dancing - after Ashley Roberts was in the dance-off yet again.

Ex-Pussycat Doll Roberts has now faced the dance-off for three consecutive weeks, despite notching up top spots on the leaderboard from judges' scores.

She has faced criticism from viewers over her dance experience.

Ability

Last night, the judges all voted to save Roberts after she and Pasha Kovalev performed the American smooth, while Steadman and AJ Pritchard performed the tango.

"I have absolutely loved my Strictly journey and it has been so much more than anyone ever tells you it's going to be," Steadman said.

Pritchard said of his dance partner: "You have changed so many people's opinions and it has always been about ability, not disability."

The four remaining couples compete in the final on BBC One next weekend.

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