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 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 2.

    Nicky has been consistently undermarked by the judges. His and Karen's Argentine tango last week was the sexiest thing I've seen in ages. Nicky's my Strictly Champion this year,and my 7-year old daughter agrees.

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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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    Comment number 4.

    common one of the best dancers is out, no disrespect to LISA bubbly personality yes, dancer definitely not. This is about dancing not personality.

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    Comment number 5.

    Travesty....Lisa's entheusiasm is fantstic, and she is very entertaining, but she should have been in the dance off.


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