Melvin Odoom becomes the first celebrity to leave Strictly 2016

Sadly we say goodbye to Kiss FM DJ and TV Presenter Melvin Odoom and his partner Janette Manrara. In a week when the viewer vote opened for the first time,  the dynamic duo also known as 'Team Boom' found themselves in the bottom two alongside Anastasia and Brendan.

Due to an existing injury, Anastasia was unable to take part in the dreaded Dance Off.  Under the rules of the show in the absence of a Dance Off, the couple with the fewest viewer votes leave the competition.

When asked by Tess about his time on the show, Melvin said, “I just need to say, every single person on this show; the contestants, the dancers, the production, the judges, everyone is absolutely amazing. It’s a blessing to be on the show and thank you for Janette, it’s been a great experience for me, thank you!”


Janette replied “In this industry, we get to meet a lot of different kind of people and I think Melvin is one of those individuals that you meet and never forget from the first moment you meet them. He’s got such a beautiful soul, such a gorgeous smile, an infectious personality and I just want to thank you for making this, although short, an extremely sweet journey amazing for me.”

Anastacia said: "I danced on Saturday even though the doctor had advised me to rest after I ripped the scar tissue around where I had my double mastectomy. After that I was unable to dance again and I was devastated that I couldn't take part in the Dance Off. I am so very sad to see Melvin and Janette go, they are the most the most wonderful pair and I will miss Melvin's unique spirit and beautiful smile."

Speaking after the show had finished Melvin said: “ I love Anastacia I think she’s a great woman, she’s a great role model and her health comes first before everything else."

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