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Phil Daniels first to leave Strictly Come Dancing

Phil Daniels and partner Flavia Cacace scored just 20 points from their waltz and a poor return in the viewers’ vote saw them finish in the bottom two with Don Warrington and his partner Lilia Kopylova.

Then, in a dance-off with Rising Damp star Don Warrington and his partner Lilia Kopylova, Daniels and Cacace failed to impress all the judges once more and were subsequently sent off.

Bruno Tonioli said: “For a bit of rough you actually scrub up quite well. It was a bit shaky and unsteady. You held your breath – you looked like you were going for a dive.”

Judge Arlene Phillips said of their performance: “You need to introduce your right foot to your left foot and they need to fall in love, because they never came together. Bring them together occasionally”.

Head judge Len Goodman had the casting vote, saying: “They both did make some mistakes and it is very difficult to judge between a waltz that needs so much control and a cha cha cha which needs so much rhythm.

“But for me the performance I’ve just seen – the cleanest one – was Don and Lilia.”

Phil Daniels or Kevin Wicks as know in Albert Square said after the vote: “It was a short ride. It’s been fantastic, good fun.”

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