Home News TV Listings Movies Music Video Photos Radio Book Club Life & Style

News

Riley's number is up on Strictly

1 of 1 Riley and Kovalev - Lost out in the dance-off to model Abbey Clancy and her professional dance partner Aljaž Skorjanec
Riley and Kovalev - Lost out in the dance-off to model Abbey Clancy and her professional dance partner Aljaž Skorjanec

Countdown's Rachel Riley and her professional dance partner Pasha Kovalev have become the fifth couple to be eliminated from this year's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One despite receiving their highest score during Saturday's show.

They lost out in the dance-off to model Abbey Clancy and her professional dance partner Aljaž Skorjanec.

Riley and Kovalev had scored 30 points on Saturday, while Clancy and Skorjanec had scored 34.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Clancy and Skorjanec, with head judge Len Goodman adding that he would have voted the same way.

After her elimination, Riley said: "I haven't cried until now; I have made some amazing friends."

She continued: "I'm really pleased to go out on a high.

"Abbey is just gorgeous, a gorgeous dancer, a gorgeous girl and I have no shame in getting knocked out to her."

She added: "I swapped numbers with lots of contestants and a lot of the dancers. Everyone was so nice."

add your own comment
User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use