Strictly: JLS perform and we say goodbye to Michael Vaughan

Tonight's Strictly Come Dancing saw JLS perform for the first time ever on the show.

Michael Vaughan's the 8th celeb to leave StrictlyWe're only weeks away from the Strictly Come Dancing final but Michael Vaughan won't be there - he's been voted off the show:

JLS perfromed on the show for the first time. Copyright [BBC]

We bet Simon Cowell wasn't best pleased at their jumping ship.

The X Factor regulars and former contestants performed their latest single 'Hold Me Down' during the results show.

Could this be something to do with JB's upcoming appearance on the Christmas special?

Most likely.

Back in the competition, Michael Vaughan became the next celebrity to leave the show.

The cricketer found himself in the bottom two alongside Westlife singer Nicky Byrne.

Michael and Nicky found themselves in the bottom two. Copyright [BBC]

During the dance off Michael reattempted his Samba while Nicky performed his Argentine Tango.

After the dance off it was left to judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman to decide their fate.

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Craig was the first to cast his vote choosing to save Nicky saying: "This couple were absolutely sensational the second time around and that couple was Nicky and Karen."

Darcey agreed and said: "Well they both upped their game tonight it's really difficult but I'm going to save Nicky and Karen"

Bruno then sealed Michael's fate saying: "I really have to go for the couple who really had the license to thrill, Nicky and Karen."

Micheal thanked Nathalie for all her support. Copyright [BBC]

On leaving Michael told Tess Daly: "Everything about the show, the judges, everyone backstage and the contestants are great."

"I've had a ball, the real winner for me is this one [partner Nathalie Lowe] as she's got through to week nine."

We have to admit, we will miss Michael's dodgy Dad dancing during his Latin numbers.


Strictly Come Dancing returns next week on BBC1.