Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Natalie Gumede not shocked by dance off

Natalie Gumede (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

Natalie Gumede has confessed she wasn't surprised to be in the Strictly Come Dancing bottom two at the weekend.

The Corrie star was saved by the judges after the dance-off against Patrick Robinson following Saturday night's semi-final performances.

Despite topping the scoreboard with a perfect 40 points, Natalie insisted she wasn't shocked about having to dance again.

She explained: "Just because you score well on the night it doesn't give you any assumptions you'll go through, you wont got through without the public support. We're completely reliant on votes"

Her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev added: "There was a really high chance of being there, we've been secretly dreading that moment for a couple of weeks now."

Now they're through to the final, Natalie and Artem can focus on their showdance, which will be performed to “Steppin’ Out with My Baby” by Christina Aguilera and Tony Bennett.

Natalie gushed: "I'm absolutely excited about the showdance, it'll be a big celebration, we've made it to the end, by the skin of our teeth!"

> Strictly Come Dancing 2013 spoilers: Final songlist and dances!

The grand final will be on Saturday 21st December at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. The Strictly 2013 winner will be revealed in the second show of the evening next Saturday at 8:40pm.

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