Dan Lobb voted off Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2011
Dan Lobb

Dan Lobb

Dan Lobb has become the second contestant to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' after finding himself in the bottom two with Nancy Dell'Olio

Dan Lobb has become the second contestant to be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 39-year-old 'Daybreak' presenter admitted he was confused by the scoring system, which saw him and his professional partner Katya Virshilas leave the BBC One competition last night (16.10.11) after receiving fewer votes than fellow bottom-ranked couple Nancy Dell'Olio and Anton Du Beke.

He said: "The consensus each week from the pros is that the judges have been really harsh.

"It's not natural for me to act something out but you do your best. But on the show there is theatre and pantomime and I don't think there's a particularly strict scoring system. It did seem a bit harsh. I got every single step right and I've still been underscored. It's confusing.

"I was disappointed to leave because I felt I was just getting into my stride."

Dan had received mixed reviews on Saturday night (15.09.11) after he danced a Viennese Waltz with Katya to Queen's 'Somebody To Love'.

Craig Revel Horwood said: "You have an awkward nature about you", while Bruno Tonioli added, "This song should carry you into another world, but you look like a casual acquaintance of Katya."

Despite what he perceived to be an unfair scoring system, Dan admitted he won't miss the gruelling hours, as he said trying to juggle his work on 'Daybreak' with his 'Strictly' responsibilities was "tough".

He added to The Sun newspaper: "You don't have to be a mathematician to work out how many hours in the day I was doing and how tough it was. I was the only person getting up at half past three and then doing a full day afterwards.

"I didn't realise all the extra stuff with 'Strictly', like doing publicity, promotions and filming VTs each week. That hit me quite hard - I was working 65 to 70 hours a week."

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