Vanessa Feltz on being voted off Strictly Come Dancing: 'It's no great tragedy'

The TV presenter admitted she was 'never exactly set to win the show'

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Vanessa Feltz was never the most likely contestant to win Strictly Come Dancing, as she admitted herself.

The 51-year-old presenter was voted off the show last night, but said her departure was “not a terrible tragedy”.

After losing out to fashion designer Julien Macdonald in the dance-off, she said: “I don't think it's a great personal tragedy. I was never exactly set to win the show, was I? Let's face it.”

Feltz and her partner Jordan performed the tango to Abba’s “Lay All Your Love On Me” in a bid to remain in the competition.

After both couples had danced, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all choosing to save Macdonald.

Head judge Len Goodman said: "Funnily enough Vanessa, I thought you danced a little better in that second dance, however I would have gone for Julien and Janette."

Feltz said she was “disappointed” to be voted off the programme, which she described as a “great pleasure” to be part of.

"It was so much fun, and so enjoyable, and so great. So of course I'm sad, and I would have liked to have stayed as long as possible, but it wasn't to be obviously which is a big shame,” she said.

"I think I was probably due to leave... If there had been one more week, or two more weeks, I think that would have been my limit.

"I really, really tried hard. I loved the dancing. I loved the clothes. I loved the people. I made some very good friends.”

She said she hoped Sophie Ellis-Bextor or Abbey Clancy would go on to win the competition.