Strictly Come Dancing: Dave Myers Loses Dance-Off
Hairy Biker rides off into the sunset after his tango falls flat...
Strictly Come Dancing after losing the dance off against Mark Benton last night.
Hairy Bikers star Dave and partner Karen Hauer performed what might have been the world's first tango to The Proclaimers' classic I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).
But three of the four judges preferred Benton and Iveta Lukosiute's rumba to Shirley Bassey's James Bond theme song Goldfinger.
Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save the actor, while head judge Len Goodman indicated that he would have gone the other way.
Myers unconsciously quoted the Dirty Dancing soundtrack as he said: "I've had the time of my life, I've met some wonderful friends, but everything is down to our Karen. I did come to this having never danced before, well only planted my feet and banged my head.
"The first dancing lesson is a bit like having your first driving lesson but they give you a Ferrari, so you're bound to crunch the gears, but she's still in one piece. But I think with her and Kevin, myself and my wife, we've just made the most wonderful friends.
"I would like to thank everyone at Strictly, including all of the professional dancers who've embraced us lot. The wonderful thing about Strictly, it's democratic, the public have a say, the professionals have a say and everybody looks out for everybody else and I've loved every minute."
And Karen paid tribute to her partner, saying: "Ah Dave, I love you. You've given everything and I thank you for that because every day you've given 100 per cent - I love you."
Next weekend's show will be broadcast live from Blackpool.
Rachel Riley left the show last week.
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