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Robbie Savage voted off Strictly

Robbie Savage is hanging up his dancing boots after his time with Strictly Come Dancing came to an end.

The footballer, whose long blond mane grabbed the headlines more than his footwork, said he is not lamenting his loss, but instead believes the show has lifted his reputation.

"It's just been everything, you know," he said.

"People didn't know who I was before I came to this show, I wasn't a nice person on the football pitch and hopefully I've changed people's perceptions of me.

"I am just a normal, decent guy."

Robbie and dance partner Ola Jordan miss out on the semi-finals, with their last dance being a quickstep to the track Little Green Bag, featured on the film Reservoir Dogs.

It was between them and Australian actor Jason Donovan after the public voted them in the bottom two, following Saturday night's Hollywood themed show.

Jason's brush with the axe came as a surprise after he and dance partner Kristina Rihanoff put on a stunning Singing In The Rain fox-trot that judges had placed third on the leaderboard, seven points ahead of Robbie.

The One Show's Alex Jones escaped the firing line despite judges ranking her among the bottom two pairs for her Pretty Woman routine with partner James Jordan.

Next week's semi-final will be broadcast at 6.30pm on Saturday on BBC One.

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