Johnny Balls Up

Johnny Ball, the former presenter, and father of ‘90s wild-child Zoe Ball, was the first to be voted off Strictly this week.

The 74 year-old had been dancing with his new partner Iveta Lukosiute, having accidentally broken the leg of the previous one.

However, their foxtrot couldn’t quite stand up to Richard Arnold and Erin Boag’s cha cha cha to ‘Love Shack’ by the B-52s, and Ball was kicked off the show by Judges Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tolioni.

Ball, though upset at the tough break, seemed reasonably upbeat about his performance, saying “I think for my age I did quite, quite wellâ€?.

Strictly Come Dancing returns for another X Factor-slaying week with a Hollywood-themed show next Saturday.