Fiona Fullerton survives Strictly Come Dancing public vote
A SHAKE of her head told the story of Fiona Fullerton’s second dance on Strictly Come Dancing.
It was far from a flawless performance for the former Bond girl from the Cotswolds, who scored 22 points from the judges for her cha cha with professional dance partner Anton Du Beke.
This was less than the 24 points the pair scored last week when they performed the tango on the hit BBC One show, but they made it through the public vote last night.
Fiona, 56, who starred in James Bond film A View to a Kill in 1985, was seen to shake her head after accidently kicking Anton towards the end of her dance.
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Judge Bruno Tonioli told her: “You can play the part, but you can’t go wrong anymore, not in such an obvious way.
“It is very competitive and people are working very, very hard and you can do it, but you have to do it right.
Fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood added: “I thought you were very good up until the point you kicked Anton in the shin and it all went horribly wrong but you’re a nice couple and I like watching you dance.”
Darcey Bussell praised Fiona’s “stretched legs” but said that she lost consistency.
She added: “There are some very special things, very controlled and you have lots of promise.”
Head judge Len Goodman said: “I was loving it, but then Fiona, you know, there was the incident.
“You never quite recovered from that. You just need to focus more.”
After dancing, Fiona, who is moving to Montpellier, Cheltenham, said: “I have got to get control of my nerves. We were flying through it and I completely lost my timing.” In the scoring, Craig and Darcey gave the pair six points with Len and Bruno scoring them five.
This placed them in the middle of the leaderboard with a combined score of 46 going into the elimination show last night.
Top of the leaderboard were soap actress Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvinstev with a combined score of 65 from the judges.
At the bottom were ex-golfer Tony Jacklin and Aliona Vilani with 29 who were sent home last night.
An average 9.3 million viewers watched Strictly on Saturday, with a peak audience of 10.6 million.
ITV’s X Factor which attracted 8.5 million, with a peak of 10 million viewers.