Friday 6 December 2019

Mills eliminated from Strictly

Scott Mills and partner Joanne Clifton have departed Strictly Come Dancing
Scott Mills and partner Joanne Clifton have departed Strictly Come Dancing

Scott Mills has departed Strictly Come Dancing after his Addams Family turn spooked the judges.

The Radio 1 DJ is the fifth celebrity to leave the contest after losing a dance-off against TV presenter Alison Hammond.

On Saturday night he dressed as Uncle Fester from the TV series for a Foxtrot as the 11 remaining competitors performed Halloween-themed dances.

Bookmakers made Scott favourite for elimination and he was in the bottom two with Alison after the judges' scores were combined with public votes.

Both couples performed their routines again and Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli chose to save Alison and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

Craig said: "I would like to save the couple that threw the kitchen sink at the routine - extra turns and all sorts of wafting. That is Alison and Aljaz."

Darcey said: "The couple I would like to save is also because of its added flourishes in tonight's performance. That is Alison and Aljaz."

Head judge Len Goodman disagreed and said he would have opted to save Scott and his partner Joanne Clifton.

He said: "Had it been left to me, I thought they were both so much fun. They were both dancing the Foxtrot so I went for the section which was the Foxtrot and in that case, it would have been Scott that I would have saved."

Scott said of his time on the show: "It's something that I never thought I would do and I'm so glad that I said yes to it because it's been the most fun I've ever had."

Referring to his partner, he said: "We've become friends so it's really sweet. It doesn't really end for me here because I'll still see her."

Joanne said: "He's made my first experience of Strictly so special. He's the best partner I could have asked for.

"We've had so much fun and I'm just so proud of him. He's come from absolutely nowhere and I think loads of people at home can relate to him - he's got two left feet - but coming out in front of everybody and just performing in front of millions of people each week, I'm so proud of him."

The results show featured a performance from Annie Lennox singing I Put A Spell On You.

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