Russell Grant bows out of 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Published Nov 20 2011, 20:00 GMT | By Daniel Sperling Russell Grant
has become the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing
The celebrity astrologer and his professional partner Flavia Cacace were eliminated following yesterday's live Wembley Arena special.
Grant landed in the bottom two alongside Holly Valance and a returning Artem Chigvintsev, who was absent from the show last week after suffering a spinal injury in training
Speaking to hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman following his axing, Grant commented: "Every show I've done has been a highlight, it's been fantastic. The public have been great, the audiences have been great. I've learnt from the judges, I've listened to the judges… but most of all I've had the most fantastic partner in Flavia."
Cacace added: "I completely agree with everyone out there who absolutely loves you because you are a true inspiration. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy partnering you."
60-year-old Grant has been plagued with injury
during his appearance on the show and recently underwent keyhole surgery
to correct a knee issue. Strictly Come Dancing
continues next Saturday (November 26) at 7pm on BBC One.