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You're fired! Explosive jive fails to save Russell

RUSSELL Grant was blasted off Strictly Come Dancing last night, despite starring in one of the show's "best ever entrances" on Saturday.

The astrologer was fired out of a cannon and into a jive routine watched by a live audience of 6,000 at Wembley Arena and a peak of 12.5m viewers at home.

Although the judges gave Grant a score of just 24 they all praised the original entrance, with Alesha Dixon saying it was "definitely" the best she had ever seen on the show.

But it was not enough to save Grant and partner Flavia Cacace from being voted off at last night's results show.

Holly Valance and Artem Chigvintstev landed in the bottom two together with Grant and Cacace, but the Australian beauty and her Russian professional partner lived to dance another day.

Grant kept his chin up saying: "Every show I've done has been a highlight, it's been fantastic. The public have been great, the audiences have been great.

"I've learnt from the judges, I've listened to the judges - but most of all I've had the most fantastic partner in Flavia Cacace."

Pro partner Cacace added: "I completely agree with everyone out there who absolutely loves you because you are a true inspiration. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy partnering you."