Nicky Byrne leaves Strictly

Sunday 9 December 2012, 19:36

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Having managed to make it to the tenth week of Strictly, 2012, Nicky Byrne must have been feeling as though his nine lives were all but used up. He and Karen were no strange to the dreaded dance off, but after seen off Michael Vaughn just one week ago, the luck of the Irish finally ran out as Denise and James scored a unanimous judges vote against Nicky and Karen.

Characteristically positive and upbeat, Nicky said: “It has been just so much fun. It is the biggest and best show in the world. To come out every Saturday night is hard but it’s playing a different character, doing a different dance – it’s just been amazing. Karen, every week, every day has been incredible. We had a bit of a shaky start in terms of judges and stuff, but we just seemed to improve. I have to say thank you to the judges – you have been absolutely amazing with all your advice, all the people backstage – even the people that get you your coffee - I am going to miss the whole thing it’s been an amazing experience.”

With Nicky and Karen waving goodbye to the competition, we are now down to just five couples. Click below to see how they feel about this weekend’s results and the challenge ahead in next week’s semi-final.

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    Comment number 23.

    Well let us drop the pretence now. The result was a foregone conclusion when the dance of couples were announced. Niki did not stand a chance. Lisa should have been in the dance off. Thanks to the wrong scoring of Niki putting him at the bottom of the leader board. Craig should hang his head in shame. Not a word of praise for what Niki did well and plenty of praise for Lisa's personality. Is it a dance competition or a personality competition?? The judging this year has been pathetic since week one. Let us see if they get it right next week!!!

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    Comment number 11.

    This sort of thing always happens. Lisa was dreadful last night and should have been in the dance off with Nicky. The danger is that next week she escapes again and a good dancer falls.

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    Comment number 1.

    This is getting ridiculous now. Lisa may be extremely enthusiastic but technically she is miles behind the others, including Nicky. I know he was bottom of the leaderboard and probably expected to be in the dance off but Lisa should have been there too. She may have got through, being a favourite with the judges who only see her face and not her feet!

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    Comment number 34.

    As a larger lady myself, I would like to say that I am just as angry as anyone that Lisa is still in the competition at Nicky's expense. I was just as angry last week when Micheal went when she should have. She is not in the same league technically. I'm afraid her size does limit her range of movement and ability to look graceful, just as it would me, but she is making a lot of mistakes as well, which the judges are just ignoring. That is outrageous. Nicky had far more left to give and I'm gutted that he has gone ahead of her. Please put a stop what can only be ascribed to politically correct voting - at this stage It's just ridiculous.

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    Comment number 3.

    Thought Kimberley and Pasha were amazing last night and deserved 40 points. Think Lisa is good but am surprised she made it through to semi's and wasn't in dance off as she did make a few mistakes, it is a dancing competition not personality contest at the end of the day!


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