Russell Grant fired from 'Strictly' after cannon stunt

Monday November 21, 2011

Russell Grant has been blasted off Strictly Come Dancing despite featuring in one of the show's most daring entrances.

On Saturday's show 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 12.5 million viewers at home.

Although the judges gave Russell 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 Russell and partner Flavia Cacace from being voted off during Sunday's results show after the audience's votes were tallied up with those of the judges.

Holly Valance and Artem Chigvinstev also landed in the bottom two, but the Australian beauty and her Russian professional partner lived to dance another day.

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