Tina O'Brien exits Strictly
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 November 2010
Former 'Coronation Street' actress Tina O'Brien has become the fourth star to leave 'Strictly Come Dancing' after failing to impress judges with her Halloween-themed Argentinean Tango
Tina O'Brien has become the fourth star to leave 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The former 'Coronation Street' actress and her professional partner Jared Murillo were axed from the BBC One show last night (31.10.10) after failing to impress the judging panel - Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Alesha Dixon - with their Halloween-themed Argentinean Tango.
After hearing she had lost out to 'The Good Life' star Felicity Kendal and her partner Vincent Simone, a visibly upset Tina - dressed in a black leather and lace catsuit - vowed to continue dancing for the rest of her life.
She said: "I'm going to miss everything. I've had the best time ever and I can't thank you all enough. And I just want to say sorry to Jared because I just wanted to do more and I'm really sorry. My love of dancing is something I want to carry on for the rest of my life."
The 27-year-old beauty also admitted she would be backing former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe as a potential winner of the competition.
Tina told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I know she's not necessarily the best dancer, but it's an entertainment show and she's definitely keeping everyone entertained. There's every chance she could go all the way. She's just the loveliest woman ever."
Meanwhile, head judge Len Goodman has been criticised for telling dancer Brendan Cole - who is partnered with former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams - to "Turn up, keep up and shut up" after he missed last week's show to return home to New Zealand following the death of his father.
Writing on a 'Strictly Come Dancing' online forum, one fan said: "Len Goodman telling Brendan to turn up in view of Brendan's recent loss and absence from the show, was crass beyond belief."