Lisa Riley Gets Strictly Come Dancing Boot
Finalists revealed as former Emmerdale actress becomes latest to leave...
Strictly Come Dancing in the show's semi-final week after losing the dance-off against Denise Van Outen.
The result means that next weekend's grand final will be contested between DVO, Louis Smith, Kimberley Walsh and Dani Harmer.
Lisa's exit from the series follows a unanimous vote from the judges, although she and partner Robin Windsor had received a standing ovation from the audience for their American Smooth routine to All That Jazz.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said: "First I have to say you've both done so well to come this far, great dancing, great entertainment, but I have to go for the best dance, and that was delivered by Denise and James."
After learning of her exit, Lisa said: "It's been the best time of my entire life, I can't thank you enough. From the costume to the make-up, everybody backstage is just beyond belief, and all the judges, I've had the time of my life. And one person has made that, and that's Robin Windsor. He has just been amazing.
"What you don't all know is having me as a partner is a really, really tough ask and every week, week in week out he's done it… and he's helped me through one of the toughest times of my life. I owe every inch of Strictly to him, he's just amazing."
And dancer Windsor was no less enthusiastic in his praise.
He responded: "I just want to say, from day one this whole experience this year has been absolutely amazing, and Lisa has come out and shown you don't have to be a certain size to dance, and she's inspired so many people around the country. She is one of the loveliest, nicest people I've ever met."
Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne was voted off the show last week.