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Jimi Mistry quicksteps out of Strictly Come Dancing

Jimi Mistry

In tonight's Strictly Come Dancing results show Jimi Mistry was voted off, becoming the fifth celebrity to leave the competition.

The judges' scores placed Jimi Mistry and Michelle Williams fourth and fifth on the leaderboard respectively, but the combination of the judges' scores and viewer votes meant both couples were in the bottom two and Jimi Mistry and partner Flavia Cacace were eliminated.

Of Jimi and Flavia's dance, the judges were divided and said:

Bruno Tonioli: "It was slick, and it was polished! It was your best performance to date. You captured that jazz era feel. You were on it all the way through, you could read the storyline through it, it was very entertaining, very well danced, well done."

Craig Revel Horwood: "I really liked the virtuoso section at the top; I thought that was very good. However, you went very pigeon-toed on that grapevine or the zigzag steps in promenade going down stage centre. You need to relevé more throughout the whole thing up on to the balls of your feet, because that will then make it much lighter. It looked a little bit heavy because of that. A little bit more swing and sway, I thought in the lead. A bit flaky arms at the end, but you know what I really liked it."

Alesha Dixon: "Well I really liked the opening section of the routine and the way you got into the dance. I can see you've really worked on your posture. I can see improvement, I know it's not perfect but you're getting there and it was light and bouncy and fluffy. You make everybody smile; it's exactly what I expect from a quickstep!"

Len Goodman: "It was a light, bouncy, busy quickstep. I liked the movement around the floor, I found along with Bruno that it was light; I didn't think it was in any way heavy. What I would like you to do is get a little bit cleaner in your hold, and a little bit sharper in your feet. But, again – from me, your best dance so far!"

After their elimination, Jimi received a standing ovation from both the Judges and the audience, but was too emotional to make a comment. Instead he just wiped a tear from his eye, while the audience kept cheering throughout the last dance.

The celebrities who also competed this week and escaped elimination were: Kara Tointon, Gavin Henson, Matt Baker, Patsy Kensit, Felicity Kendal, Ann Widdecombe, Michelle Williams, Scott Maslen and Pamela Stephenson.

Tonight's show also saw a guest performance from Bryan Ferry.

Couples danced a Viennese Waltz, a Paso Doble, a Cha Cha Cha, a Foxtrot, a Waltz, a Salsa, a Charleston, a Rumba or a Quickstep. All remaining couples will be dancing next week to either a Ballroom or Latin dance that they haven't yet performed.

Notes to Editors

Strictly Come Dancing is available on BBC One and BBC HD.

Don't forget you can get all the up-to-date gossip on Strictly Come Dancing's sister show It Takes Two, weekdays at 6.30pm on BBC Two.

Tune in to the next episodes on Saturday 13 November at 6pm and Sunday 14 November at 7.30pm.

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