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Julien Macdonald voted out of Strictly Come Dancing
Hyperactivity and gusto were not enough to save Julien Macdonald, who was the next contestant to bite the dust at Elstree Studios.
It was third time unlucky for the fashion designer as his Salsa to the Spice Girls' Spice Up Your Life failed to save him from being knocked out of week four of Strictly Come Dancing.
Mr Macdonald, who, according to the Borehamwood Times live blogger, “looks like he's dancing with himself again”, said he had an “amazing time”, calling it the 'best experience of his life'.
Holding on by the skin of her teeth was Countdown’s Rachel Riley, whose “stiff” quickstep to "Johnny Got a Boom Boom" earned her a place in the dance off.
Hairy Biker Dave Myers sacrificed his usual place at the bottom of the leaderboard to former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton, who fluffed her rumba with forgotten steps and bad timing.
At the head of the leaderboard, Abbey Clancey, Natalie Gumede and Sophie Ellis-Bextor did their usual shuffle round for the top spot.
Ms Gumede trounced fears she would have to pull out because of back problems with a fluid and impeccably timed quickstep to Usher's "Yeah!" after only having a couple of days to practice.
Ms Clancy and partner Aljaz Skorjanec's tango to Florence and the Machine's "Spectrum" was "snappier than the crack of a whip", according to judge Bruno Tonioli.
However, the star of the show was again Ms Ellis-Bextor with her "elegant" foxtrot to Cheek to Cheek by Dick Haymes, which earned her and partner Brendan Cole a standing ovation.
Elsewhere in the show, Mr Tonioli fell off his chair in a fit of hysterical laughter.
He disappeared under the table as fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood told Ms Riley to "clench her buttocks" on the dance floor with partner Pasha Kovalev.
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