Lulu gets her strictly marching orders
Published 07/11/2011 | 09:04
Lulu tangoed off Strictly Come Dancing last night after she failed to impress with her latest routine.
The singer and her partner Brendan Cole found themselves in the bottom two with boxer Audley Harrison and Natalie Lowe in the results show after the judges' scores were combined with the public vote.
The pair danced a Tango to Prince's Kiss last night and received high praise from Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey, who stood in for head judge Len Goodman.
She said: "Well, how gorgeous are you. That was phenomenal.
"I was really looking forward to seeing you dance and I was not disappointed. I just have one question - I don't know what they're putting in your porridge but I want some.
"I loved it. I mean, I know we have little slip-ups, but all-in-all I couldn't help but love everything about you."
However, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli were more critical of the routine.
Revel Horwood said: "The head and neck placement for me was very, very poor. You were looking down an awful lot, I know Brendan has told you about that.
"Shoulders were very loose and that's why everyone was talking about the frame. You keep miming, which is driving me mad, you need to stop that and tell the story.
"But I thought you had a lovely moment up on the bridge, a beautiful ronde, I saw what you did there and it was lovely and strong, and I really loved the routine."
Tonioli said: "You drive me crazy. You started so well, the Queen of Mean with a heart of stone, looking at him as if he smelled.
"That is right for the tango. But then what happened, it started going. Gone. Lost it.
"And then just the frame went, no the frame went, he was just dragging you around at the end."
Lulu described her time on Strictly as "a lifetime's very special experience" and said she "would never have missed it for a moment".
Cole added that he would be sad not to dance in the competition next week but said his partner had been "great".