Goldie's 'unfair' Strictly departure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 October 2010


Goldie thinks it is ''unfair'' he became the first person to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (10.10.10)

Goldie thinks it is "unfair" he was voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (10.10.10).

The drum and bass DJ became the first contestant to leave the show, after receiving the lowest support from viewers, despite a respectable score for his foxtrot with professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff.

After hearing that he was to go home, Goldie told the Daily Mirror: "It's water off a duck's back. Coming in the middle of the leader board you think you're safe, but it's a dangerous place to be.

"To win you have to be either really good, or hilarious. I was a bit shocked, to be honest - Kristina doesn't deserve it."

"I didn't see it coming. If there had have been a dance-off, the result would have been totally different. I can't help but think, 'b****y hell, that was unfair'."

In previous series of the show the two lowest-scoring couples perform a dance-off in front of judges, who then save the act they think deserves to stay. In this series, however, the loser is decided by a combination of viewer votes and overall score from the judges.

Goldie scored higher than former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, magician Paul Daniels and ex-politician Ann Widdecombe, who gained the lowest score in the show's history for her salsa dance with Anton Du Beke, at 19 points.

Although the results were broadcast on Sunday night (10.10.10), the actual segment was filmed on Saturday (09.10.10), after which Goldie remained undeterred and went on to DJ in Cambridge.

He told the crowd: "These are my people, my fans are those who come to hear me in a nightclub, not people who watch 'Strictly'."

Meanwhile, former judge Arlene Phillips admits she feels the panel are being biased with their comments, by shying away from saying negative things to older contestants such as Ann, but being critical of younger contestants like rugby player Gavin Henson.

She told The Sun newspaper: "They're more reluctant to criticise and it's just not level pegging. I felt Gavin Henson was given such a hard time. Especially when Ann is hopeless beyond belief - that was an excuse of a salsa.

"I know they marked her low, but they acted like she'd performed a miracle. She really hadn't - it was bad from A to Z."

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