The former England player is latest celeb to face the axe, after his Charleston was blasted by judges
England football star Peter Shilton has become the latest celebrity to get the boot from Strictly Come Dancing, after his Charleston with pro Erin Boag didn’t make the cut.
The former goalkeeper has hung up his dancing shoes, getting just 17 out of 40 for his performance on Saturday night, and not impressing the judges or fans at home enough to keep him in.
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams also found herself in the bottom two, but narrowly escaped elimination when the footballing veteran was shown the red card.
Bruno Tonioli criticized Shilton saying, ‘Oh Peter, what can I say, you looked like a penguin stuck in the mud! It couldn’t quite get going.
‘It’s true you’ve never done it before and it’s tough because it requires the timing to be spot on, it has to have energy and it didn’t really gel’.
‘It’s like your body doesn’t have an understanding of what the Charleston is all about and it’s such a shame really because I think last week was really positive and I feel you’ve gone a step backwards, Alesha Dixon added.
‘It’s like your body can’t compute the dance.’
But Peter didn’t let the bad marks get him down. ‘I’ve had a fantastic time, but I’m disappointed for Erin as I didn’t dance as good as I could have,’ he revealed.
‘I’m going to miss the spirit amongst the competitors – it’s been great. I won’t miss the judges, obviously! I’ve been taught by the best in the business’.
Meanwhile in the show, Blue Peter star Matt Barker and Eastender Scott Marslen both impressed the judges getting 35 out of 40 each, putting them in joint first place on the leader board.
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