Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin has said he is “absolutely gutted” after making a shock exit from Strictly Come Dancing.
Former England footballer Alex Scott, Viscountess Emma Weymouth and Paralympian Will Bayley were the bookies’ favourites to leave the BBC One dance show.
But Griffin, 34, who was a partner with Dianne Buswell, 30, became the third celebrity to be kicked off the show.
The pair faced a dance-off with Viscountess Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec after judges’ scores were combined with viewers’ votes in the format of the show.
All the panel of Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse opted to save the viscountess rather than the DJ.
DJ Griffin said: “I am absolutely gutted, but learning how to dance, hanging out with Dianne and the other pros and celebs, I’ve absolutely loved it.”
Australian dancer Buswell said she was “sad” Griffin will not be able to demonstrate more of his “talent”.
And Bushwell said: “His work ethic is insane. I see him everywhere practising and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”
But it was bye-bye Griffin as the show moves on to the next stage.