Suffolk star cha chas off Strictly

SUFFOLK'S Strictly Come Dancing star Richard Dunwoody last night cantered off the dancefloor, becoming the second celebrity to be voted off the BBC show.

SUFFOLK'S Strictly Come Dancing star Richard Dunwoody last night cantered off the dancefloor, becoming the second celebrity to be voted off the BBC show.

The former champion jockey - who was brought up in Newmarket - faced the dance off against Coronation Street star Craig Kelly after they scored the two lowest marks when the judge's scores were combined with viewers' votes.

Mr Dunwoody and his partner Lilia Kopylova performed a Cha Cha to the Wham! Song 'I'm Your Man' on last nights show.

But the 45-year-olds fate was sealed when judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon voted to save Mr Kelly.

Head judge Len Goodman, who branded him “Richard Dun-goody” on Friday nights show, admitted he had planned to vote for the Suffolk star.

The jockey, a two-time winner of the Grand National, said it had been an “unbelievable experience.”

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He said: “It's just been tremendous.”

His partner Lilia Kopylova described him as “by far the most hard working partner I have had.”

And she revealed her plans to learn to ride horses after partnering up with the jockey.