Strictly Come Dancing 2013 result: Ashely Taylor Dawson sent home
Craig, Darcey and Bruno all chose to send Ashely home after the dance-off
Sunday 08 December 2013
Ashley Taylor Dawson has become the tenth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2013.
Dawson and his partner Ola failed to impress the judges in their second dance-off, losing out to Patrick Robinson and Anya.
Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all decided to save Patrick and Anya, after their rumba to “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars.
However, head judge Len said he disagreed with his fellow judges and admitted he would have saved Ashley and Ola, who performed a salsa to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga”.
Len said he thought Patrick made more errors and should have been sent home.
“I totally disagreed with this verdict. For me Ashley and Ola should have been through. I know Ashley missed that last lift, however I’m only judging this one routine,” he said.
“If I hadn’t had seen it before I wouldn’t have known there was going to be a lift there. Plus, the cardinal sin in rumba is stepping forward on the heel. There is never a heal lead. Unfortunately on that last routine that we saw, Patrick did many and on that basis I would have 100 per cent gone for Ashley.”
Dawson found himself in the final two after coming second-to-last in Saturday’s Swing-at-thon, receiving just two points after Susanna Reid and partner Kevin were voted bottom by the judges. The judges’ scores were combined with the public vote to decide the bottom two.
Speaking of his time on Strictly, Ashley said dancing the salsa has been his highlight. “I feel like we threw everything including the kitchen sink into it, so I’m glad we went out on a high,” he said.
The former Hollyoaks actor, who became a father shortly before appearing on Strictly, added: “Thanks to my amazing fiancé for doing such an incredible job while I’ve not been there. I’m coming home!”
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