Lulu and her dancing partner Brendan Cole have become the latest couple to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing.
The two were voted off by the judges last night on the BBC One show as their performance of the Tango failed to win over most of the judges or the voting public. While stand-in judge Jennifer Grey, replacing Len Goodman for a week, praised the singer the other judges were not so kind with Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli both being critical.
Lulu and Cole were in the bottom two with Audley Harrison and Natalie Lowe who made their third appearance in the dance off. Despite having appeared in the bottom two several times the judges opted to send Lulu out of the competition. Of her exit the singer said ‘Everything about Strictly has been amazing…The people in front of the camera, the people behind the camera, the audience – the judges! I would never have missed it for a minute. It is just a lifetime’s very special experience.’
Lulu becomes the fifth celebrity to be voted off the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing joining Edwina Currie, Dan Lobb, Rory Bremmer and last week’s celebrity Nancy Dell’Olio. Several tabloid newspapers have reported that Dell’Olio is seeking an apology from judge Alesha Dixon for comments made by her about Dell’Olio’s dancing in Strictly. The tabloids claim Dell’Olio is considering taking legal action over the comments.