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Jonnie Peacock leaves Strictly Come Dancing 2017

The paralympian lost the dance-off in Blackpool.

Jonnie Peacock
Credit: BBC

Jonnie Peacock’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017 journey came to an end tonight during the Blackpool results show.

The paralympian and his partner Oti Mabuse were in the bottom two with Debbie McGee and her partner Giovanni Pernice. After both couples danced again, it was over to the judges who all chose to save Debbie and Giovanni.

Talking about how much he enjoyed his time on the show Jonnie said: “Massively. I think it’s been an absolute honour to be the first disabled person and I want to thank each and every one of you for judging me as an equal. That’s what I want. You’ve been critical with me and I want that criticism; and I think that’s fantastic and hope it paves the way for more people to come through and I think they may be able to stick their bum under a bit better than me. I need to say an absolutely gigantic thank you to this woman for pushing me because she knows what I’m capable of. Her choreography has been has been outstanding, and for putting up with me, pinching me, biting me – thank you so much.”

Oti added: “This has been one of the most life changing things that could ever happen to me. Jonnie is not only an inspiration but he represents so much more. If anybody wants to do anything, if you put your mind to it then you can achieve it and that’s what he represents.”

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Music tonight came from Tears for Fears and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, and there was a spectacular group performance from the pros and the celebs.

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 continues at 6.50pm Saturday on BBC One. See all of the action from tonight’s show in our gallery below:


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