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Kym Marsh becomes latest celebrity axed from Strictly Come Dancing days after Covid battle

Kym Marsh has become the tenth celebrity booted off Strictly Come Dancing after battling Molly Rainford in the dance-off. The Coronation Street star faced the axe alongside her professional partner Graziano Di Prima after an intense dance-off with the CBBC star and pro Carlos Gu.

Kym has left the show just one week after she made her return to the BBC One ballroom floor following a bout of coronavirus. The 46-year-old and Graziano performed their Cha Cha to Fame - from the musical of the same name, while Molly and Carlos danced the Charleston to Hot Honey Rag from the musical Chicago.

The two couples took to the dancefloor once again to perform in the dreaded dance-off in the hopes of impressing judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas. After the performances, it was up to judges to decide who would continue into the next round of the BBC show in the hopes of raising the Glitterball trophy.

Craig was the first to save Molly and Carlos, noting that both couples "danced brilliantly" and was reluctant to see either go. Motsi then made the same decision, saying: “First of all, I want to say to both of you, that you can be so so proud of yourselves. You’ve both been so great and amazing.”

Anton chose to save Kym and Graziano while noting the "incredible" quality of the dance-off. He said: “I thought both couples danced brilliantly, but I felt one couple raised their game with a freedom which they didn’t have on Friday night, and because of that I am going to save Kym and Graziano.”

The decision then ultimately fell to head judge Shirley, who decided to save Molly and Carlos with her casting vote. Shirley said: “First of all huge congratulations to both couples. Both couples danced exquisitely,

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