Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Johnny Ball says axe is "unfair"

Johnny Ball (Strictly Come Dancing)

Johnny Ball has claimed his Strictly Come Dancing axe was unfair, because the judges aren't marking the celebs evenly.

Speaking after his exit last night, Johnny claimed that stars like Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen have a huge advantage.

He said: "All actors and actresses have done stage school which includes dance and movement.

"It’s sad that the judges can’t take that into consideration."

Johnny lost out in the dance off last night against Richard Arnold, becoming the first celebrity to be sent home.

And he reckons that his run of bad luck on the show was always going to end in him being the first to leave.

He said: “I have been dealt a few really bad hands that led to me leaving.

“I had to change partners because Aliona [Vilani] fractured her ankle.

“And my new partner Iveta [Lukosiute] doesn’t have the support the other professionals do as this is her first time on the show.”

The 74-year-old admitted he was also frustrated that he didn't get to show off more of his dancing skills.

“I never got to show how youthful I can appear because I was always in a tails and high collar," he said. “The plan was for something lighter next time, and now I will never get the chance.

“But someone has to go out every week — it is bitterly disappointing for whoever it is."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues this weekend with the third live show. Johnny Ball became the first celeb to be eliminated last Sunday, and this Sunday will see another star get the axe!

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will be back to present a Hollywood-themed episode of the dance contest.

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