Strictly: Melvin Odoom axed by public vote
DJ Melvin Odoom has become the first contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing in the opening rounds without going through a dance-off.
Odoom and his partner Janette Manrara were due to face US singer Anastacia and her partner Brendan Cole.
But Anastacia was unable to dance due to a tear to a cancer surgery scar.
So the result reverted to the viewers' vote. Odoom said: "It was unexpected but I care about the people above everything else."
Anastacia's injury - a tear to a scar from a double mastectomy - had forced the singer to perform a modified routine during her initial dance.... read more
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