Lowestoft’s Anthony Ogogo knocked out of Strictly Come Dancing

Anthony Ogogo and Ainsley Harriott faced the dance off. PIC: Guy Levy/BBC

Anthony Ogogo and Ainsley Harriott faced the dance off. PIC: Guy Levy/BBC - Credit: PA

Anthony Ogogo has become the second contestant to leave this year's Strictly Come Dancing competition.

He and his professional partner Oti Mabuse lost out to chef Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe in tonight's dance off.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Ainsley Harriott, sending Anthony Ogogo home.

He had scored just 19 points for his Rocky-themed paso doble in last night's show, which Bruno Tonioli said was 'all over the place'.

The Lowestoft boxer said: 'Obviously it wasn't to be, I've never danced before, I was up against professionally trained dancers and I gave it a good go.'

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He added: 'I do think the judges were quite critical of me, quite harsh with me.

'I think from the get-go, from the first week I think I was scored quite harshly

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'I'm not a dancer, I've never danced before - but I was trying my absolute best, and week one I had a jive which is a really, really difficult technique, a difficult routine. And they just criticised.'

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