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Bond girl shaken by Strictly score

Former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton may have killed off her own chance of winning Strictly Come Dancing after finding herself at the bottom of the leaderboard.

The A View to a Kill star scored just 22 point in last night's show, closely followed by Dave Myers, Deborah Meaden and Julien Macdonald who got 23 each.

Hairy Biker Myers, who was taken to a beauty salon by professional partner Karen Hauer ahead of the show, was told his waltz to The Eagles' Take It To The Limit was his best dance of the BBC1 series so far.

Head judge Len Goodman told him: "On Strictly the only failure is the failure to try. And what I love about you - you try very hard every time."

Craig Revel Horwood added: "It seems that was your personal best."

Meaden, who performed a jive to Bucks Fizz Eurovision-winning hit Making Your Mind Up and in the true spirit of the original had her skirt ripped off by partner Robin Windsor, was watched by fellow Dragons Den star Peter Jones from the audience.

But the entrepreneur was told "it just wasn't your dance" by Darcey Bussell, while Revel Horwood added: "There was no real spring in your step and the kicks I have to say were very, very lame."

Fashion designer Macdonald who did the samba to the Spice Girls' Spice Up Your Life, was told by Goodman: "It was a little bit wild and wacky, it needed more control."

But Bruno Tonioli added: "It looked like you tried to do them all at once - Scary, Sporty, Baby, Posh, Sporty. You threw yourself into it. You always do everything you can."

Meanwhile in joint place at the top of the chart were Abbey Clancy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Natalie Gumede, who all scored a 35 out of a possible 40.

Actress Gumede wowed the judges with her performance after suffering from a compressed disc and sciatica which left her with chronic back pain all week and left her appearance in last night's show in doubt.

The former Coronation Street star danced the quickstep to Usher's Yeah! after only having a couple of days to practice.

Tonioli said: "I can't believe that you delivered a dance of this standard in such short time. You captured the spirit of the dance so well. I thought it was absolutely wonderful."

Clancy and partner Aljaz Skorjanec's tango to Florence and the Machine's Spectrum was "snappier than the crack of a whip", according to Tonioli.

"You are a formidable couple. There was snap, crackle, pop. Punchy, dynamic. That was a terrific tango," added Goodman.

The night had got off to a promising start with Ellis-Bextor's "exquisite" foxtrot to Cheek to Cheek by Dick Haymes which earnt her and partner Brendan Cole a standing ovation.

Tonioli told the singer: "You really look like a star from Hollywood's golden era."

"It was elegant, it was graceful. The movement around the floor was absolutely exquisite," Revel Horwood added.

One of the couples will be voted out on tonight's result show.

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