Mollie King training 12 hours a day to avoid Strictly Come Dancing axe

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Mollie King has been training 12 hours a day to avoid Strictly Come Dancing elimination.

This weekend the pressure was on after last week's shock dance off where Mollie was in the bottom two for a second week.

Plus, a spot in next weekend's Blackpool special was up for grabs.

Once again deciding who was on top form on Saturday evening were judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, who scored the remaining celebrity couples.

After two weeks in the dance off, Mollie and AJ were hoping to bounce back with their Paso to Layla by Derek and the Dominoes this evening.

However they got a disappointing response from the judges and left the dancefloor with just 22 marks.

It resulted in the couple just above the danger zone before the viewer votes are cast.

Speaking before the performance, Mollie revealed she had been working non-stop on the routine.

“It’s so tough being in the dance-off. Making Blackpool would be an absolute dream," the singer confessed.

Mollie told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “We’ve been putting in 12 hours of training a day this week so we can dance this dance the best we possibly can.”

She added: "We’re so driven this week. We just have to try and up our game. We’re both such hard workers so we’re ready to go that extra mile. That’s why me and AJ make such a good team.”

As always, one more celebrity will leave in the latest results show which airs tonight on Sunday, 12 November at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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