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First person voted off Strictly Come Dancing

1 of 2 Tony Jacklin failed to impress
Tony Jacklin failed to impress
2 of 2 With dance partner Aliona Vilani
With dance partner Aliona Vilani

Former golfer Tony Jacklin became the first celebrity to exit Strictly Come Dancing last night.

Jacklin and professional dance partner Aliona Vilani, and fashion designer Julien Macdonald and his partner Janette Manrara, were the first two couples to face a "dance-off" on the show.

They were the lowest scoring couples after combining judges' marks from performances along with the results of viewers' votes.

Jacklin has performed a golf-themed Charleston on Saturday to It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) but the Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all chose to save Macdonald who danced the Tango to Applause by Lady Gaga.

Head Judge Len Goodman said: "Tony you've been one of my golfing heroes all of my life, sadly I have to say I would have gone with Julien and Janette, but you're still one of my heroes."

69-year-old Jacklin said of the show "It was a very, very intimidating situation going on stage in front of 10 million people - I felt like running away half an hour before going on last night but there was security all over the place."

He said the experience had been very positive and he had no regrets about taking part.

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