Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Ore Oduba blames his nerves for being in the dance off

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Ore Oduba has suggested his nerves are the reason he was in the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 at the weekend.

It was the second appearance in the bottom two for Ore, who got the judges' unanimous backing to stay ahead of Judge Rinder.

Speaking on It Takes Two last night, Ore suggested his nerves were the reason he fell into the danger zone.

"I have watched it back and I think the only way to describe it was I was scared," Ore told host Zoe Ball on the BBC Two spin-off. "I was genuinely scared because I couldn't put my finger on it on the night.

"I think there was the fear that we were the opening dance and it was so technical I didn't want to put a step wrong."

Ore went on: "I was so nervous about it being our possible last dance. I let it run through me, it wasn't me that weekend."

Ore and pro partner Joanne Cliffton had performed the Foxtrot and he was happy to be able to do it a second time in the dance off.

"I loved it," he said. "I loved doing it again and doing it justice. Like I said, I didn't feel like myself that whole weekend I was myself.

"I would have been so gutted if we had gone as we wouldn't have done ourselves justice."

While Ore has survived for another week, bookies aren't sure he's cut out for the final and the sports broadcaster finds himself as the favourite to leave this Sunday night.

The remaining four couples will return to the dancefloor for the semi final of the competition on Saturday 10th December at 6:50PM.

Then on Sunday 11th December at 7.20pm on BBC One one more celebrity will leave the competition in the latest results show.

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