Gethin gets Strictly Come Dancing chop

December 17, 2007 by  
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Blue Peter’s dancing Welshman Gethin Jones has been voted off the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing after a tense showdown with actor Matt Di Angelo.

Prior to the weekend’s show, the children’s TV star had been the bookmakers’ favourite to take first place in the celebrity talent show, however his Paso Doble and Argentine Tango ultimately let him down when it mattered most.

Judge Arlene Philips said of his Paso Doble: “At times it was not very pleasant, like a Spanish omelette, at other times it was like a fine Rioja.”

However, fellow judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli failed to take anything positive out of his dancing and voted to send him home, leaving former Eastender Di Angelo to face pop singer Alesha Dixon in next week’s final.

After the judge’s decision was announced, Gethin remained upbeat saying: “I’ve had an incredible adventure and now I have some great dance moves.

“My friends never expected me to get past week two.”

The Welshman will now have Saturday evenings free to take out opera star Katherine Jenkins after the pair recently confirmed that they are seeing each other.

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