Monday 19 February 2018

Johnny Ball will dance no more as TV presenter first voted off Strictly

For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. Handout photo issued by the BBC of (left to right) Tess Daly, Iveta Lukosiute and Johnny Ball, as Johnny Ball has suffered the dubious honour of becoming the first to depart the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor this year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 15, 2012. After a public telephone vote, the former TV presenter, with his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute, was forced into a dance-off with Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag, which he lost. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Des Willie/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.
For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. Handout photo issued by the BBC of (left to right) Tess Daly, Iveta Lukosiute and Johnny Ball, as Johnny Ball has suffered the dubious honour of becoming the first to depart the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor this year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 15, 2012. After a public telephone vote, the former TV presenter, with his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute, was forced into a dance-off with Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag, which he lost. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Des Willie/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

JOHNNY Ball suffered the dubious honour of becoming the first to depart the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor this year.



After a public telephone vote, the former TV presenter, with his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute, was forced into a dance-off last night with Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag, which he lost.



The judges' scores from Saturday night's show were combined with those from last week, and the overall scores were amalgamated with the results of the viewers' votes to decide the lowest scoring couples facing the dance-off.



Both couples then performed their routines again last night - Arnold and Boag did their cha cha to Love Shack by The B52s, while Ball and Lukosiute performed their fox-trot to Everything by Michael Buble in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.



Three of the four judges supported Arnold, meaning Ball departed the show.



One of the judges, Bruno Tonioli said the two couples' dances were even worse the second time around.



He said: "For both couples it wasn't as good the second time round. Again, for content alone, for that reason I would go for Richard and Erin."



Craig Revel Horwood, said: "I would like to save, based on content alone, Richard and Erin."



Darcey Bussell also supported the duo, saying: "For me, it is about the dance content between the two dances, and who gave me the most confidence in them (as a couple), and for me that is Richard and Erin."



Reflecting back on the results of last night's show, Ball said: "I think for my age I did quite, quite well. I'm so disappointed I'm leaving, I really, really am."



Sunday's results show also featured a performance from Scissor Sisters, who sang Let's Have A Kiki.



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