Strictly fi­nal­ists re­vealed as co­me­dian Ram­sey voted out

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STRICTLY COME Danc­ing’s three fi­nal­ists have been re­vealed af­ter Chris Ram­sey be­came the lat­est celebrity to be voted off the danc­ing con­test.

EastEn­ders ac­tress Emma Bar­ton, 42, CBBC star Karim Zer­oual, 26, and ex-Em­merdale ac­tor Kelvin Fletcher, 35, will go through to the fi­nal.

Co­me­dian Ram­sey, 33, and his dance part­ner Karen Hauer, 37, were knocked out of the BBC One com­pe­ti­tion in the semi-fi­nal yes­ter­day evening. They lost their chance of get­ting their hands on the glit­ter­ball fol­low­ing a dance­off with Zer­oual and Amy Dow­den.

The cou­ples per­formed in front of judges Shirley Bal­las, Bruno To­nioli, Craig Revel Hor­wood and Motsi Mabuse, who opted to save Zer­oual, say­ing he was the “best dancer” and that the pair’s rou­tine was “bril­liant”.

Ram­sey, who has be­come a house­hold name since join­ing the show, said he is “very proud of my­self ” to have got so far.

“I never ever thought I would make it past week two, gen­uinely I had no ex­pec­ta­tions what­so­ever,” he said.

“I am as­tounded and I’ve got to thank Karen – she is just amaz­ing and so pa­tient, it’s crazy!

“I had sleep­less nights in the build-up and there is no one else who can have made it what it has been.”

Hauer de­scribed their ex­pe­ri­ence as a “gig­gle fest” and said Ram­sey, a for­mer co-pre­sen­ter of I’m A Celebrity: Ex­tra Camp, did not know how to walk when he first stepped into the con­test.

The re­main­ing three cou­ples will take to the dance­floor for the Strictly Come Danc­ing grand fi­nal on Satur­day De­cem­ber 14 on BBC One.

Mean­while, Fletcher’s wife has claimed that she is not both­ered by his sexy rou­tines.

The for­mer Em­merdale star’s dances have of­ten left the judges, who have praised his “sen­sual hip ac­tion”, flus­tered on the BBC One show.

El­iz­a­beth Mars­land told Hello! mag­a­zine: “It doesn’t bother me. I’m used to see­ing him kiss Bri­tain’s sex­i­est fe­males on Em­merdale.”

Said he had ‘no ex­pec­ta­tions’ to get fur­ther than the sec­ond week of the show.


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