Jimi Mistry voted off Strictly
Actor Jimi Mistry became the latest star to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (07.11.10) after failing to win over viewers with his routine, despite coming fourth on the leaderboard.
Jimi Mistry became the latest star to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (07.11.10).
The former 'EastEnders' actor and his professional partner Flavia Cacace found themselves in the bottom two - alongside singer Michelle Williams and Brendan Cole - after failing to win over viewers, despite receiving their highest score from the judges on Saturday night.
Jimi was reduced to tears after host Tess Daly announced he would be leaving the BBC One show, as he felt he still had a long way to go in the competition.
The actor has since said the programme has become a popularity contest, as former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe keeps getting through, despite failing to win over the judges.
He said: "When I was asked on, I thought it would be great, it was all about the dancing. But if I was asked next year I'd want to know, who is the Ann Widdecombe? Who's getting that vote?"
Jimi - who claims he wants Ann and her partner Anton De Beke to win because they make great TV - also admitted he wants the judges to be able to have the final say on who goes, because they make their decision based on who is the best dancer.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "Until this year the question of whether it was a dance or entertainment show wouldn't be asked because the power was with the judges - to somehow work out who they wanted to stay in - that would validate it as a dancing show."