Judges criticised his efforts, with Craig Revel Horwood telling him: "I think you'll be disappointed with the two large mistakes and entanglement.a bad shame tonight". After the judges scores were combined with the viewers votes, Mike and Katya Jones were revealed to be in the dreaded dance off alongside Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts - and it was a unanimous decision.
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Whole Bruno Tolioni gushed: "I really appreciated the prupose and intent" and adding that it was a 'very good effort'.
"I'm a guy in his 50s, I'm mentally sharper, I feel able to deal with pressured situations - thanks to the dance-offs!"
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The star dismissed any suggestion he had dance experience before Strictly, saying: "I was a singer in musical theatre, The Lion King, when I was about eight! She'd make the greatest sporting coach ever, she makes you believe that anything is possible". "There's so many memories". "He came in every single day giving his heart, soul, everything, 200 per cent no matter what after every single dance off". "This will I'm sure guarantee you a first-class ticket to Blackpool".
He was beginning to look like a cat with nine lives, but Lady Luck was not smiling on Mike Bushell during tonight's Strictly Come Dancing results show.
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