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Former politician Edwina is the first to waltz off Strictly

Former politician Edwina Currie became the first celebrity to waltz off Strictly Come Dancing.

After getting a low score of 19 from the judging panel, the public vote saw off the 64-year-old.

She danced the foxtrot around a table and chairs, accompanied by professional dancer Vincent Simone, but failed to impress the judges.

The other couple in the bottom two were Audley Harrison and Natalie Lowe -- who got 23 points for their salsa to a rendition of Michael Jackson's Don't Stop Til You Get Enough.

After the performance, Len Goodman said: "Make the most of that meal, because it could be the last supper", with Bruno Tonioli comparing Edwina to a "bendy bus".

Currie, a former Tory MP, said that she had a "fabulous" time learning the dance moves and had lost about half a stone.

She said: " I feel sorry for Vincent, because he has worked very hard. He's been a terrific teacher, he really, really has. "Anything that we did wrong is entirely my fault.

Her dance partner Vincent added: "I just want to say I've had so much fun with you. Which I didn't expect because you were a politicianist. But yes, you've taken care of me -- so thank you for that."

A Strictly spokeswoman said that 8.7 million people tuned in to watch the two-hour show on Saturday night, which featured a performance from Will Young with his new single Come On.