Belfast Telegraph

Actor Mistry voted off Strictly

Jimi Mistry is Strictly Come Dancing's latest casualty, becoming the fifth celebrity to leave the competition after he was voted off by viewers.

Actor Jimi donned a pin-striped suit on the BBC show on Saturday while accompanying dance partner Flavia Cacace.

But the judges had mixed feelings about the performance.

Craig Revel Horwood said he appeared "pigeon-toed", while Bruno Tonioli thought the routine captured a jazz-era feel.

He said: "You were on it all the way through, you could read the storyline through it, it was very entertaining, very well danced, well done."

Alesha Dixon was also impressed.

"You make everybody smile; it's exactly what I expect from a quickstep," she said.

The judges awarded him a combined score of 32 out of a possible 40 points for the performance, his highest in the competition, but it was not enough for him to stay on the show.

As he wiped a tear from his eye, Jimi was given a standing ovation from both the judges and the studio audience.


From Belfast Telegraph