Heather Mills has been eliminated from US TV show Dancing With the Stars.
With a farewell speech tucked into the top of her sparkly costume, she went on to the dance floor prepared.
“We knew we were going out,” said Sir Paul McCartney’s estranged wife when she learned her fate. “We were in the bottom two last week. We’re not surprised.”
Mills thanked her dance partner, Jonathan Roberts, as well as the show’s orchestra, makeup artists, costume designers and fans.
She said her participation on the show “raised a fortune for our charity, and hundreds of thousands of animals’ lives will be saved.”
Mills donated her performance fee to an animal-welfare charity.
She was the first contestant with an artificial limb to compete on the ABC dance-off.
Mills lost her leg in a motorcycle accident in 1993.
Her performance of the paso doble impressed the judges, with one saying Mills had “great passion and fire.”
But it failed to dazzle fans, whose votes are combined with judges’ scores to determine which couple will be eliminated each week.
Yesterday’s results show also included an appearance by Joss Stone, who performed two songs: “Super Duper Love” and “Tell Me About It”.
Members of the “Dreamgirls” cast performed “Steppin’ To The Bad Side,” a song and dance number from the hit film.
All seven couples also performed a group routine, a swing dance to the Stray Cats song “Rock This Town.”
Paulina Porizkova, Shandi Finnessey, Leeza Gibbons and Clyde Drexler have already been eliminated. The remaining celebrity dancers are Billy Ray Cyrus, Ian Ziering, Joey Fatone, Laila Ali, John Ratzenberger and Apolo Anton Ohno.