Posted on October 11, 2010
In the first “Strictly Come Dancing” results show of 2010, Goldie became the first celebrity to be voted off. The judges’ scores had left Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke at the bottom of the leaderboard, but the combination of judges’ scores and viewer vote meant that Goldie and his partner Kristina Rihanoff were eliminated.
Head judge Len Goodman had said of Goldie’s foxtrot, “It was more brassy than golden, but I thought it was a far superior performance than we saw from you last week and it was a real performance dance. What I like is that you’re genuinely trying to master the technique, and some of the couples don’t even bother with their footwork, so I commend you for working on that.”
After being voted off, Goldie said, “It’s all right. I’ve had a great time and been superfit, so I’ll keep that. Kristina is fantastic. It’s been a good experience for me – onwards and upwards.”
In this weekend’s show, on Saturday, October 16, the remaining couples will be dancing either a rumba or a quickstep.
For views and analysis, see “Strictly Speaking”, Marianka Swain’s blog of the new series.