Goldie first off 'SCD'

Goldie has become the first celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing after viewers’ votes saved Ann Widdecombe to dance another week.

Goldie has become the first celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing after viewers’ votes saved Ann Widdecombe to dance another week.

The former MP 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.

The show’s fans were entertained, however, and last night voted to save Widdecombe and her partner Anton Du Beke.

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.

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

The remaining couples in this year’s competition will dance either a rumba or a quickstep next week.

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