Edwina Currie first to slink off 'Strictly'

Monday October 10, 2011

Former politician Edwina Currie is used to being at the mercy of other people’s votes.

But that didn't lessen her disappointment at being voted off Strictly Come Dancing.

The public vote was the final nail in the coffin for the 64-year-old after she received a low score of 19 from the judging panel.

Edwina danced the foxtrot around table and chairs in a routine supposed evoke the atmosphere of a romantic dinner date.

The former Tory MP was accompanied by professional dancer Vincent Simone, but their moves left the judges cold.

After the performance, Len Goodman said: "Make the most of that meal, because it could be the last supper".

And Bruno Tonioli compared her to a "bendy bus".

Despite her quick exit, Edwina is still upbeat about her time on the show, saying she had a "fabulous" time.

She also had some words of sympathy for her dancing partner Vincent Simone.

“I feel sorry for Vincent, because he has worked very hard. He's been a terrific teacher.”

Photo: © BBC

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