Nigel Harman reflected on his performance

Strictly star Nigel Harman was bookies’ favourite to be eliminated this weekend before exit

The odds are out and they're weren't falling in Nigel's favour…

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Strictly star Nigel Harman had been tipped to leave Strictly Come Dancing tomorrow (Sunday, November 3). But now he has had to leave the show due to an injury the field is wide open.

The former Casualty actor, 50, who was partnered up alongside professional partner Katya Jones on the BBC show, has had to give up fighting for his place in the semi-finals.

Nigel Harman and Katya Jones received feedback from the judges
Bookies have predicted Nigel and Katya will leave Strictly Come Dancing (Credit: BBC)

Strictly exit for Nigel Harman

It was revealed today (Saturday December 2) just hours before the live show that Nigel and Katya had been forced to quit the competition. In a statement posted to their social media, Strictly said: “Unfortunately Nigel has sustained an injury which means he is unable to perform in tonight’s show and has had to withdraw from Strictly.”

The couple were set to perform a Charleston to Step in Time from Disney’s Mary Poppins. Ladbrokes had predicted that his odds of being sent home stood at 5/4. EastEnders actor Bobby Brazier was next with odds of 7/4.

However, it seems like it’ll be a close call this weekend. Tennis legend Annabel Croft and her partner Johannes Radebe have odds of leaving at 9/2. West End star Layton Williams odds of being eliminated along with Nikita Kuzmin currently stand at 7/1.

Former Coronation Street actress Ellie Leach, who is paired up with Vito Coppola, is most likely to stay in the competition. Her odds of leaving the show currently stand at 33/1. This means she is the favourite to make it through to the semi-final.

The BBC has yet to state what will happen with tomorrow night’s results show, with a rep telling ED! it’s a “live situation” and therefore any changes will be announced in due course.

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Nigel told to ‘dirty’ his dance moves

Earlier this week Nigel and Katya were on Steph’s Packed Lunch. The pro dancer explained that while she appreciated his elegance, she had been on a mission to ‘dirty’ his dancing moves ahead of their Mary Poppins performance.

“We have been trying to deconstruct him for this week,” she said. He added: “Basically I have been told I am not dirty enough. I’m not dirty enough for this dance so I am trying to dirty it up.”

We don’t know about you, but we’re disappointed we won’t get to see this Charleston!

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