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Duncan limps out with a smile

Former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan limped out of Tumble tonight - as the final six celebrities get ready to face next week's final.

The veteran TV star, 60, found himself pitted against middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch in the bottom two, and they both had to face the dreaded vault-off in a bid to stay in the competition.

Three-times Olympic gold gymnast and judge Nadia Comaneci decided the boxer's more ambitious vault was enough to keep him in the show.

Duncan, the oldest contestant on the live BBC show, was in high spirits despite his defeat - saying he was proud to have come so far.

Smiling, he said: "I just had such a great time. I never thought, at this age, that I would be in this kind of show. It is fantastic. The semi final - it is good for an old geezer."

Duncan had kicked off the show with a circus-inspired acrobatic routine, but his performance received mixed reviews from the judges.

Olympic silver medallist in gymnastics Louis Smith said: "This is a semi final. The show has given you enough opportunity to show off - for me, I didn't get that at all."

But Comaneci said: "I really liked your performance and I like the fact that every week you do something different."

Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding had found herself at the bottom of the leader board based on the judge's scores alone.

But the public voted for the first time tonight, lifting her out of the bottom two.

Wolfblood star Bobby Lockwood topped the score boards with a romantic routine to Let it Go from the hot film Frozen.

His performance won praise from all of the judges, with Sebastian Stella saying: "That was beautiful work. I think you would be good for an audition of a main character in Cirque du Soleil." While Smith declared: "That was unbelievable."

The remaining six celebrities will compete in next week's final.

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