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Strictly boot spices up Saffron’s love life

- By Giles Sheldrick ●Saffron and AJ will appear live on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two tonight on BBC Two at 6.30pm.

INTERNET star Saffron Barker has plenty of time to find love after being booted off Strictly Come Dancing last night.

The YouTube host, 19, had poohpoohed her chances of a relationsh­ip, saying the show took up far too much of her time.

But last night she lost out to rival Karim Zeroual, 26, leaving just five couples standing – and her plenty of time to find love.

The judges unanimousl­y voted to keep CBBC presenter Karim and his partner Amy Dowden after watching Saffron and partner AJ Pritchard perform a samba to Walking On Sunshine. Saffron, from

Brighton, said: “I’ve had the absolute time of my life and it’s all down to AJ. It’s been amazing.

“When I look at what I was like on week one, I was so embarrasse­d and shy. He’s really taken me out of my shell. Thank you so much for everything.”

AJ told her: “Every single week you’ve approached it with a positive mental attitude and you’ve inspired so many on your own social media too.

“As a non-dancer starting from day one I’m not going to lie, I was a bit scared. But performing those fantastic dances has been amazing. I’ll never ever forget that dance.Thank you.”

After watching Karim and Amy perform a contempora­ry Couple’s Choice to Drops Of Jupiter byWith Confidence the panel’s decision was easy.

Judge Motsi Mabuse said: “One couple left me no choice, it was a perfect performanc­e and I’m going to save Karim and Amy.”

Bruno Tonioli added: “I want to keep the couple that has proven to be the strongest both technicall­y and artistical­ly.”

 ??  ?? Exit...presenter Tess Daly with Saffron and AJ last night
Exit...presenter Tess Daly with Saffron and AJ last night

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