Strictly Come Dancing 2010: Goldie and Kristina Rihanoff voted off

In the first Strictly Come Dancing results show of 2010 Goldie was voted off, becoming the first celebrity to leave the competition.

Having had the first week to impress the judges and receive their vote, this week saw the audience have the final say as to who remained. And this time there was no dance off and no chance for the judges to save a couple. Couples danced either a salsa or a foxtrot.

The judges’ scores left Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke at the bottom of the leaderboard but the combination of the judges’ scores and viewer votes meant Goldie and partner Kristina Rihanoff were eliminated.

Of Goldie and Kristina’s dance, the judges said:

Bruno Tonioli:

“I liked the beginning and the end because you had that free jazzy feel that really suited you. Sometimes you were taking your footsteps as if you were slipping on a banana skin – you were either too backwards or too forwards. I couldn’t quite get it. I didn’t understand. You didn’t get your frame right. It kind of spoiled it for me. But the beginning and the end – I liked.”

Craig Revel Horwood:

“I think that was slightly exaggerated, Bruno, to be honest. What he meant to say really was that your weight was just a little too far back as you took your heel leads, that’s all. You occasionally lost some body contact. I thought the interpretation of that whole dance routine was fantastic. I thought that was very, very good. It still needs work but it’s getting there.”

Alesha Dixon:

“I think you put your own little Goldie swagger on that routine, I loved the role play, I loved the storytelling. It’s clear to us that you’re working extremely hard, and that’s noted”.

Len Goodman:

“It was more brassy than golden, but I thought it was a far superior performance than we saw from you last week and it was a real performance dance. What I like is that you’re genuinely trying to master the technique, and some of the couples don’t even bother with their footwork, so I commend you for working on that.”

After their elimination Goldie said:

“It’s alright. I’ve had a great time and been superfit, so I’ll keep that. Kristina is fantastic. It’s been a good experience for me – onwards and upwards.”

The celebrities who also competed this week and escaped elimination were: Peter Shilton, Kara Tointon, Gavin Henson, Tina O’Brien, Matt Baker, Patsy Kensit, Jimi Mistry, Felicity Kendal, Ann Widdecombe, Michelle Williams, Scott Maslen, Pamela Stephenson and Paul Daniels.

Tonight’s show also saw a guest performance from Robbie Williams backed by Katya Virshalis, Kristina Rihanoff, Aliona Vilani, Ola Jordan and Flavia Cacace.

All remaining couples will be dancing next week to either a rumba or a quickstep.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!