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Rachel Riley voted off Strictly Come Dancing

    Rachel Riley (right) lost the dance off against top model Abbey Clancy (Photo: BBC)
    Rachel Riley (right) lost the dance off against top model Abbey Clancy (Photo: BBC)

    Rachel Riley was the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

    The Countdown co-presenter performed the American Smooth to "Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkinswith on the Halloween themed show this weekend.

    But the 27-year-old found herself in the bottom two against model Abbey Clancy, a favourite to win the show's eleventh series.

    All four show judges said the decision was "difficult" but voted to save Ms Clancy.

    Darcey Bussell said: "Both couples performed even better tonight, so it's very difficult, but the couple I have to save is Abbey and Aljaz [Skorjanec]."

    An emotional Ms Riley Rachel said: "I haven't cried until now, I have made some amazing friends. I really enjoyed tonight, I really enjoyed yesterday's dance so I'm really pleased to go out on a high. Abbey is just gorgeous, a gorgeous dancer, a gorgeous girl and I have no shame in getting knocked out to her. I have just loved it - from the make-up, to the hair - the whole show."

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