Julien Macdonald Exits Strictly Come Dancing
It was third time unlucky in the dance-off for fashion designer...
Fashion designer Strictly Come Dancing.
The 42-year-old Welshman found himself in the bottom two for the third time in last night's results show, but this time failed to survive the dance-off.
It was Countdown's Rachel Riley and her partner Pasha Kovalev who got the better of Julien and his professional partner Janette Manrara this week.
Julien and Janette danced a salsa to the Spice Girls' Spice Up Your Life, but it was no match for Rachel and Pasha's quickstep - and the judges' vote was unanimous in her favour.
The unlucky contestant said afterwards: "I'd like to thank everyone at home for voting for me, all the audience and the judges - even Craig! Most of all I've had an amazing time and this has been the best experience of my life and I've left on a high. I hope I have spiced everybody's night up!"
And his partner paid tribute to his efforts, saying: "I don't think I have ever met anyone that has put in more hours to try and make it happen. I am so glad I had Julien as my first partner on Strictly."
He follows in the dejected footsteps of previous contestants Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Feltz, who went in the first and second dance-offs.