Goldie is first to be voted off Strictly

GOLDIE became the first celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing today after viewers voted to save Ann Widdecombe to dance another week.

The former MP for Maidstone and the Weald treated millions of viewers to a unique version of the salsa but her lack of passion or technique left her bottom of the judges’ scoreboard.

Meanwhile Ipswich dancer Robin Windsor and his partner actress Patsy Kensit have made it through to dance either a rumba or quickstep next week.

The 31-year-old former Copleston High School pupil is appearing in the show for the first year.

Goldie and partner Kristina Rihanoff had been praised by the judges but were left in last place when the panel’s scores were combined with viewers’ votes.

The couple with the lowest score are automatically eliminated this year after the scrapping of the dance off, which gave judges the chance to save the better performers of the two lowest scoring pairs.

Goldie took the bad news on the chin, saying: “It’s all right. I’ve had a great time and been superfit, so I’ll keep that.

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“Kristina is fantastic. It’s been a good experience for me - onwards and upwards.”

The scrapping of the dance off gives more power to the public, a spokesman for the show said.

In the event of a draw when scores are combined, the couple with the lowest number of viewers’ votes will automatically get the boot.

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