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When the going gets tough... Nicky Byrne pulls through

Catherine Wylie London

Published 19/11/2012 | 05:00

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Arnold became the latest contestant to leave 'Strictly Come Dancing' on the week the show swapped the Strictly ballroom for Wembley Arena.
Nicky secured a place in next week's show after judges' scores were combined with viewer votes.
Embargoed to 2000 Sunday November 18For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only.Kylie Minogue performing her single, 'Locomotion', during tonight's Strictly Come Dancing results show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday November 18, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

FORMER Westlife star Nicky Byrne and his partner Karen Hauer have lived to dance another day on Strictly last night.

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Nicky secured a place in next week's show after judges' scores were combined with viewer votes

Not so lucky was 42-year-old showbusiness expert Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag.

Arnold became the latest contestant to leave 'Strictly Come Dancing' on the week the show swapped the Strictly ballroom for Wembley Arena.

Undaunted, however, Arnold still insisted the amazing thing about the show is that the "party is happening in millions of homes".

After judges' scores were combined with viewer votes, Arnold and his partner, Erin Boag, faced Nicky Byrne and his partner, Karen Hauer, for a place in next week's show.

Three of the four judges chose to save Byrne which meant Arnold had performed his final dance on the BBC1 show.

Judge Bruno Tonioli said that while both couples were "highly entertaining", he had to go with the "power and content" delivered by Byrne and Hauer.

Irish Independent

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