Paula Daniels voted off Strictly

Paul Daniels and his dance partner Ola Jordan were voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (17.10.10) after their rumba failed to impress the judges and members of the general public

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Paula Daniels

Paul Daniels was voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (17.10.10).

The 72-year-old musician and his dance partner Ola Jordan were the second pair told to leave the ballroom dance show, after landing in the bottom two alongside Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams and her partner Brendan Cole.

Paul had landed at the bottom of the leaderboard after gaining just 16 points out of 40 for his rumba to Rihanna's 'Take a Bow'.

After being told the news, he said: "I've had a wonderful time on 'Strictly Come Dancing', I really have. If I hadn't had a good time, I'd tell you."

However, after leaving the competition Paul blasted judge Craig Revel Horwood for being too critical.

He said: "I think he's just criticising now for the sake of criticising.

"I feel sorry for him really because I don't think the public are taking him seriously any more. He's lost touch with reality. It's become a habit. I wouldn't want to explore Craig's sense of humour."

Michelle and Brendon also landed in the bottom two, despite gaining 24 for their rumba.

However, the professional dancer was told the sad news that his father had died from cancer just hours before their performance on the show.

Because the results show is filmed after the competition on Saturday (16.10.10), but aired the next day, Brendan, his brother Scott and his wife Zoe Hobbs were able to fly to New Zealand yesterday morning.

A friend told the Daily Mail: "Brendan is incredibly disciplined and always professional, so he went out on the dancefloor on Saturday night.

"He didn't tell any of the contestants, I think he was just in a state of shock. His father had been ill for quite a while, but Brendan is of course, devastated."

He will now take a week off to spend in his home country with his loved ones.

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