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Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Jerry Hall gets the boot

Alison Potter
By Alison Potter Published on 22 October 2012

Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Jerry Hall gets the boot

Denise Van Outen


As Strictly Come Dancing oozed glitz and glamour for movie week, one particular celebrity ended up being a box office flop!

Texan model Jerry Hall was the second Strictly contestant to be voted off the 2012 series of the hit BBC ballroom dancing show for her less than stellar quickstep to Mrs Robinson from the film The Graduate.

Last week, the 56-year-old and her partner Anton du Beke had managed to avoid the bottom two, even though they finished near the bottom of the judges' scoreboard.

But week Jerry only received 18 points from the judges and didn’t win enough support from the public vote, meaning she faced cricketer Michael Vaughan and his partner Natalie Lowe in the dance-off.

Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell opted to save Michael, while Bruno Tonioli threw Jerry a lifeline, but ultimately it was head judge Len Goodman who sent the statuesque model home.

Afterwards Jerry said she “had a lot of fun hanging out with Anton”, while du Beke also had nothing but love for his partner, describing her as “just brilliant”.

Meanwhile, Strictly stars Denise Van Outen and Louis Smith continued to shine with their accomplished dance routines.

West End pro Denise and her partner James Jordan took the top spot with their uplifting foxtrot to You’ve Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story.

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and his partner Flavia Cacace took second place after successfully executing one of the most challenging dances of the night.

The athlete channelled the late Patrick Swayze as he danced to I’ve Had The Time Of My Life from eighties classic Dirty Dancing.

The other Strictly celebs were hot on Denise and Louis’ heels, with fantastic dances from Kimberley Walsh, Lisa Riley and Colin Salmon meaning this competition is far from a two-horse race.

It was revealed yesterday that one Strictly star will be needing to take a mid-series break from the programme to get some much-needed rest.

The Daily Mail report that 84-year-old host Bruce Forsyth will be missing one show to recuperate on 10th November, as he’s finding this series is taking its toll on his health.

Brucie’s co-presenter Tess Daly will stand in as main host, which will hopefully give him the rest he needs before the following week’s live episode at Wembley Arena.

Yesterday, a Strictly spokesman said: “Even national treasures are allowed to take a week off.”

by Alison Potter

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