It was Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer who missed out on a semi-final spot on Strictly Come Dancing as they lost the dance-off with Denise Van Outen and James Jordan. This leaves the semi-final line up as:
- Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev
- Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone
- Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace
- Denise Van Outen and James Jordan
- Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor
It was Nicky’s third time in the bottom two and it was one dance off too many, as he and partner Karen Hauer lost out to Denise Van Outen and James Jordan. Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman all voted to keep Denise Van Outen and James Jordan in the competition.
It was Denise’s first experience off being in the bottom two and she performed exceptionally well with Bruno commenting “The outstanding couple is Denise and James”.
Earlier in the results show we had a performance from Michael Buble singing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”.
In the live show we had already seen the first perfect score of the series as Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev made all the judges reach for their 10s after an impressive Cha Cha–Tango dance fusion.
For full detail on the judges scores see Strictly Come Dancing Results.