Former English cricketer, Graeme Swann, was eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday after losing out in a dance-off against Ashley Roberts. 

The 39-year-old star and his professional partner, Oti Mabuse, were sent home by all four judges after failing to impress them or the public with his Quickstep routine.

Craig Revel Horwood called the decision "a no-brainer", while Darcey Bussell said former Pussycat doll Ashley Roberts had the more "technically efficient performance".

Bruno Tonioli added: "No disrespect but it's evident. Overall [Ashley was] much, much stronger on every level."

Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she agreed with her fellow judges.

Swann, who had stumbled during his routine on Saturday, admitted: "I'd have voted for Ashley and Pasha as well. I can't quite believe I was put against them."

 "I was on borrowed time, unless I learnt to fly or something".

He added: "I was a novice coming in to this. This woman Oti...  has just made me fall in love with this whole dance nonsense that I thought it was before.

"I absolutely adore you for that. I'll never forget everything you taught and shouted at me for weeks and weeks... I've just had the best of times. I've had the worst of times."

Mabuse said: "I've had the best season of my entire career on Strictly. I have never laughed so much, I've never been so angry so much."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday December 1 at 6.50pm on BBC One.