Scott Maslen and Gavin Henson eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing

Scott Maslen

Scott Maslen and Gavin Henson have become the latest Strictly Come Dancing stars to be eliminated from the competition. Eastenders actor Scott and Rugby player Gavin were eliminated in tonight's semi final along with their partners, Natalie Lowe and Katya Virshilas respectively.

It was the second time in the bottom two for both pairs, but with a double elimination lined up there was no escape this week. The result means Matt Baker, Kara Tointon and Pamela Stephenson continue to fight it out in next weekend's final.

On his exit, Gavin said: "Katya's been amazing, she's been perfect for me, I've come in here with two left feet."

He added: "It's been so stressful for me!"

Katya told Bruce and Tess: "[Gavin] taught me patience! It was one of the best experiences ever, I couldn't have asked for a better partner than him."

Meanwhile speaking after his exit to Bruce and Tess, Scott said his best time on the show was when the dancing "just worked". He explained: "You know when it works because you can feel it. When it does work you can feel it in your body and we've had a few of those moments."

The Eastenders actor added: "It's been the best experience I've had in maybe my life. To tackle something you've got no skill set in, it's a challenge and to do it live it's a bigger challenge."

The final of Strictly Come Dancing kicks off on Saturday at 7PM on BBC One.