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Myers and Hauer - 500 Miles was the end of the road

After weeks of avoiding the dance-off, Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers and his professional partner Karen Hauer were eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend.

Myers and Hauer were placed in the bottom two couples along with actor Mark Benton and his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Benton and Lukosiute, but head judge Len Goodman said he would have saved Myers and Hauer.

After his elimination, an emotional Myers told host Tess Daly:  "I've had the time of my life, Tess. I mean, I've met some wonderful friends, but everything is down to our Karen."

Myers continued: "I did come to this having never danced before - well, only planted my feet and banged my head.

"The first dancing lesson is a bit like having your first driving lesson, but they give you a Ferrari, so you're bound to crunch the gears, but she's still in one piece."

He added: "But I think with her and Kevin [Clifton, fiancé and Strictly Come Dancing professional], myself and my wife, we've just made the most wonderful friends. And you lot [judges] are all right as well. I would like to thank everyone at Strictly, including yourself [Tess], including all of the professional dancers who've embraced us lot.

"The wonderful thing about Strictly, it's democratic: the public have a say, the professionals have a say and everybody looks out for everybody else and I've loved every minute."

Hauer said: "You've given everything and I thank you for that, because every day you've given 100% - I love you."

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