Mills favourite to leave 'Strictly'

Mills favourite to leave 'Strictly'

Scott Mills was told he could be the “love child” of Ann Widdecombe and John Sergeant – and is the favourite to be the next dancer booted off Strictly Come Dancing.

The radio DJ scored 19 out of 40 for his Charleston with partner Joanne Clifton, and even though judge Craig Revel Horwood told Mills it was his best dance yet, he also said: “I think a three-year-old could have done that better, to be honest.”

Judge Bruno Tonioli said: “How can I put it? Your dance skills are unique. You could be the love child of Ann Widdecombe and John Sergeant.”

Widdecombe and Sergeant are former contestants who are remembered as two of the BBC show’s worst ever dancers.

Mills is the odds-on 8-13 favourite to be axed from the show tonight, according to the latest odds from bookmaker Coral.

Judy Murray is the second favourite to leave the competition at 7-2, ahead of Alison Hammond at 5-1.

Murray scored 18 for her Charleston with Anton du Beke which Tonioli said was “a bit like the Titanic” – a reference to their use of a boat as a prop.

But Revel Horwood said it was “an enjoyable watch”.

Hammond scored 23 for her tango with Aljaz Skorjanec which was deemed to lack drama.

Out on top last night was pop princess Pixie Lott who scored 35 for her samba with Trent Whiddon.

Judge Len Goodman said: “I was going to get my maracas out at one point.”

Presenter Caroline Flack was hailed for her “fantastic” paso doble with Pasha Kovalev which scored the couple 34, while Mark Wright and Karen Hauer scored 33 for their samba.

Judge Darcey Bussell said to Wright: “Those hips know how to party.”

The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge impressed with her foxtrot, scoring 32 with partner Kevin Clifton.

Goodman said: “You floated across that floor like butter on a hot crumpet.”

EastEnders bad boy Jake Wood also continued to impress, as he and partner Janette Manrara scored 31 for their quickstep.

Meanwhile, Mills had previously revealed that he has found unlikely support from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

The singer, a judge on rival ITV show The X Factor, told Mills to ignore Revel Horwood’s cutting comments.

Before this weekend’s turn on the dancefloor, he said: ”Cheryl wished me the best of luck and told me to go out there, do my best and don’t listen to Craig. I don’t know (if she watched my performances) but she knows I’m doing it.

”I asked her to give a message to the judges to not be mean to me. She agreed and asked if it was Craig who had been mean.”

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