Ashley leaves Strictly

Sunday 8 December 2013, 19:55

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With the Grand Final a mere two weeks away, sadly Ashely Taylor Dawson became the tenth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

In a week that saw he and his partner Ola Jordan face the Dance Off for the second time, the curtain came down on actor Ashley. With the Judges favouring remaining male contestant Patrick Robinson, after both performed again for a place in next week’s Semi-Final.

Speaking to Tess, Ashley praised his time on the show and partner Ola: “It’s just been absolutely amazing, from meeting the crews to make-up and costumes, to judges to all the contestants. I’ve had a fantastic time and of course this lovely lady standing here, it’s been an absolute delight. And my amazing fiancé for doing such an incredible job while I’ve not been there. I’m coming home!”

We were first on the floor for this exclusive reaction from Ashley, Ola and their fellow couples saying a fond farewell...

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Our remaining couples say a fond farewell to Ashley Taylor Dawson


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    Comment number 1.

    Commiserations Ashley & Ola. You were on the wrong end of some biased judges voting in the. Swingathon which put you 2nd from bottom. Fair play to Len for saying he would have saved you because you were better than Patrick in both your routine and the swingathon and deserved to stay in.

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    Comment number 2.

    Ashley and ola youve been fab. Great team and great entertainment. Shame you have left too early. Ola hope to see you next year x

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    Comment number 3.

    So sorry to see Ashley & Ola go in my humble opinion Ashley is by far a better dancer than Patrick and I agree wholeheartedly with Len, Patrick is sooo flat footed

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    Comment number 4.

    Well, well, well! What a surprise!!! Last on the leaderboard; first out of the Swingathon and yet Susannah STILL manages to escape the dance-off!! EXACTLY as I predicted yesterday evening!! What a farce this programme has become! Give Susannah the bloody Glitterball and get it over with!!!!

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    Comment number 5.

    A bit of a disasterous result there. However, Ashley should go with his head held high, knowing that he is an ace dancer and should keep dancing forever, regardless of any silly popularity program. His Quickstep, including a sharp scissor step and weave was probably the best I have seen since the start of SCD. I can only hope that we have an all female final so we are left with true quality dancers to vote for.

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    Comment number 6.

    Shame Ashely's gone - should have been Susanna. But at least we didn't have to see their dance
    again! Great shows - without YKW!

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    Comment number 7.

    Result!!! S&K are through against the odds

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    Comment number 8.

    Sorry to see ashley go!but no way patrick should have been in bottom two!!and what len said was out of order!!abbie or patrick to win! :)

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    Comment number 9.

    Patrick basically just stood around looking smoochy whereas Ashely danced his @ss off. I'm appalled that the judges determined that Patrick was the better dancer. You was robbed Ash.

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    Comment number 10.

    Sophie is vulnerable as she has Paso and Salsa to dance and Latin is a struggle for her.

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    Comment number 11.

    Why are the judges so hard on Natalie? She is an absolutely brilliant dancer who has made no errors and yet she is constantly being undermarked. I look forward to watching her dance every week. Come on judges - give her a break. She deserved to have a number of tens throughout the series. Great show stopping routines. Joan Dsouza

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    Comment number 12.

    I thought Susannas dance was really good, it was the music that let it down. Didn't think Patrick was particularly great.

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    Comment number 13.

    I thought Len's comments about Patrick were very unpleasant and unnecessary ,it would have been sufficient to say he disagreed .
    He was also very unkind in his comments to Natalie and Artem.......What was his problem this week????
    Neither Ashley or Patrick should have gone,as much as I like Susannah and Kevin,they should have left this week.

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    Comment number 14.

    Good old Len he doesn't mince his words!and ckmaxx Susanna has gone from strength to
    strength and rightly deserves her place in next weeks semi final

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    Comment number 15.

    Sussannah should have gone tonight. She is no dancer compared to Ashley the voting public must be completely stupid. She clod hops around the floor and now we have the usual farce with the results where a good dancer goes out and a mediocre one stays in. If Susannah wins I'll never watch it again it's ridiculous

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    Comment number 16.

    I'm sooooooo disappointed! Patrick should have gone. Len called it right but too late!!!

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    Comment number 17.

    Not only does 'Brucie' need to go, so does Len Goodman. His outdated and overly subjective views are becoming increasingly irritating. His marks never reflect his comments, he seems to take against certain dancers for no apparent reason.

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    Comment number 18. were a star, !so mmuch content, action, style and professionalism.

    You and Ola deserved much better treatment.

    Len was right; you and Ola were the most accurate and visually pleasing on the night.

    We will miss you both.

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    Comment number 19.

    This series of strictly in my opinion has been the most controversia;l tonight's dance off was a joke as Len said Patrick did make a lot of mistakes tonight more so than last night, Ashley for me was the better dancer, but again I'm convinced they voted for Patrick as he was a fav of the judges.

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    Comment number 20.

    Spot on CKMaxx Susanna peaked weeks ago and should be gone this week. Who's voting for her?


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