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Louisa Lytton out of Strictly Come Dancing

Louisa Lytton isn't celebrating in the Queen Vic as she was voted out of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.


For the first time in Strictly Come Dancing, the bottom two couples Louisa Lytton and Vincent Simone and Emma Bunton and Darren Bennett had to perform their highest scoring dance again for the judges and the viewers.


Louisa and Vincent and performed the American Smooth and Emma and Darren performed the Tango.


The judges were torn between who out of Emma and Louisa should leave the competition but in they end they all agreed that Emma should stay.


Of Louisa and Vincent's American Smooth performance the judges said -


Craig: "Mediocre. Really, really disappointing. You did well with what you were given, very well. It didn't excite me, it was just boring."


Arlene: "We're in the quarter-final of possible the most exciting competition of Strictly Come Dancing because anyone can win. You two can get through to the semi-finals but you need to do two things, when you go into lifts you've got to stretch your feet. Also there are moments when you just stop performing."


Len: "You do realise that they are doing two new dances, they are under tremendous pressure. I was not expecting Louisa to pull of such a lovely performance. It lacked a bit of the wow factor. I thought you did a great job."


Bruno: "Potentially you really are a great dancer. The American Smooth is a showmanship dance. You were a bit safe tonight, you didn't have the wow factor I was expecting."


Scores: Craig 7; Arlene 8; Len 8; Bruno 8; total: 31.


And of Louisa and Vincent's Rumba the judges said -


Craig: "As much as I liked it, you went into your hip action a little too sharply for me and you didn't move through the movement and that really spoiled the whole thing for me. It was a little bit jagged and not enough Rumba."


Arlene: "I thought it was distinctly underwhelming. I wanted you to be like a little diva tonight and I have to say when your doing the Rumba like a mantra the hip action which comes from the leg action which comes from the feet which is all important. Flowery and flouncy."


Len: "I do know that they were all fighting to get into next week's semi-final. They all want to go out there and give it a go and attack but the Rumba is a dance that you can't attack. It's a dance of romance, it was more of a fight with Vincent."


Bruno: "Of all the Latin dances this is the one that really tells a story. I didn't see a story I saw tricks and you lost balance a few times as well."


Scores: Craig 7; Arlene 7; Len 7; Bruno 7; total 28. Overall total: 59 out of 80.


Louisa said: "I loved every minute of it. I've lived every little girl's dream out there."


On Vincent she said: "We're going on holiday together to Italy. I love him and we'll continue with the lessons."


Mark Ramprakash, Matt Dawson and Emma Bunton are now through to what is expected to be a nail biting semi-final next week (16 December).


Notes to Editors


Get all the latest gossip on sister show It Takes Two, weekdays at 6.30pm on BBC Two, and also via


You can also catch the Strictly Come Dancing highlights show at 7pm on Sunday 10 December on BBC Two.






Category: TV Entertainment; BBC One
Date: 09.12.2006
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