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Strictly fans give Shilton the boot


Peter Shilton has been voted off Striclty Come Dancing

Peter Shilton has been voted off Striclty Come Dancing

Peter Shilton has been voted off Striclty Come Dancing

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton was unable to save himself from the boot as he became the third contestant to be kicked off Strictly Come Dancing.

A hapless performance in Saturday night's show put paid to the celebrated stopper's dreams of lifting the BBC1 dance show crown.

His Charleston with partner Erin Boag rubbed the judges up the wrong way, resulting in last night's lowest score - a paltry 17 out of 40.

The judges' scores left Shilton and Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams at the bottom of the leaderboard.

But the combination of the judges' scores and viewer votes meant it was Shilton and Boag who were the ones to say goodbye to the show.

The judges were quick to put the boot in. Bruno Tonioli blasted: "Oh Peter, what can I say, you looked like a penguin stuck in the mud! It couldn't quite get going.

"It's true you've never done it before and it's tough because it requires the timing to be spot on, it has to have energy and it didn't really gel".

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Craig Revel Horwood went for the jugular: "I'm glad you had a good time, because I couldn't wait for it to finish.

"The white gloves were a big mistake, it just magnified everything that was wrong with it".

And even the normally placid Alesha Dixon got the knives out: "It's like your body doesn't have an understanding of what the Charleston is all about and it's such a shame really because I think last week was really positive and I feel you've gone a step backwards."

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