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SYTYCD - Gavin and Chloe out!

Chloe Campbell and Gavin Tsang have become the second finalists to get the boot from BBC1's So You Think You Can Dance.

The pair - who had partnered each other during the first two live shows - came a cropper after they found themselves in the bottom two with fellow dancers Mandy Montanez and Alastair Postlethwaite.

Once again each of the four had 30 seconds to impress the judges with their solo performances - but ultimately the panel opted to save Alastair and Mandy.

"I've had so much fun, it's been such a great experience," a tearful Chloe said afterwards, while Gavin admitted he had "absolutely loved" his time on the show.

"I've made so many amazing friends, these guys are phenomenal dancers," he said.

Earlier in the show the pair partnered each other on a Broadway themed routine which hit a rocky patch after Gavin slipped and dropped Chloe midway through a lift.

The judges gave the couple mixed reviews. Nigel Lythgoe praised Gavin for carrying on in spite of his mistake but told him, "You never found your centre at all this evening."

And Arlene Phillips told the pair the routine "just wasn't good enough".

Ten dancers now remain in the competition, bidding for the top prize of £100,000 and the chance to perform on the US version of the show.

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Boss urges county to support Gavin

Shropshire dancer Gavin Tsang will hope to wow the judges tonight in the next round of a prime-time BBC One TV show as his boss today called on the county to get behind him.

The 24-year-old dancer, from Shrewsbury, survived the first finals show of So You Think You Can Dance last weekend, although there was a nerve-wracking moment when he was told he could be facing the dance-off.

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Gavin Tsang

Profile - Gavin Tsang

Late arrival in the dance world. Helps out in his parent's Chinese takeaway.

Gavin got into dance relatively late, when he was 18, after landing the role of Danny Zuko in a school production of Grease. The show's choreographer spotted he had talent and encouraged him to continue training with her. At the time he could naturally dance hip-hop, after watching lots of music videos on TV, although he had no formal dance training.

After meeting Britney Spears' backing dancer, Jessie Lee Santos, while he was on a two-day dance workshop in Shrewsbury, Gavin knew that dance was the life for him. Jessie encouraged Gavin to finish his classical training so that he could continue to develop and perfect his skills as a hip-hop street dancer.

Having decided to forge ahead with his dancing career, he studied at Merseyside Dance School. Over three years at Merseyside he embraced a variety of styles and now wants to excel as a diverse dancer.

After graduating he kept taking a number of classes at Merseyside and at Pineapple in London. He was a dance captain on Costa Cruises for seven months around South East Asia. He danced in the chorus for The King And I at the Royal Albert Hall in 2009. Daniel Dae Kim and Maria Friedman were in the lead roles.

Favourite song to dance to?

"I love my tear-jerkers – my rock ballads! Songs that I hear and make me move to feelings. I always listen to the back-beats and dance to those as well as the front-beats. There is a band called Switchfoot that have really inspired me lately."

Greatest dancing fear?

"Falling over! But it happens."

Best physical feature?

"My hair? People get jealous because it is always so straight – but you always want what you can't have – I've always wanted big curly hair!"

Worst habit in dance?

"I always shake off my moves. It's almost like a shiver! I don't know why. I always get told off for it."

On stage most embarrassing moment?

"At dance college I dropped a girl on stage in front of everyone. But I didn't realise! I watched it back on DVD after and felt like such an idiot."

How did you get into dance?

"I auditioned for Grease at school. I got the part of Danny – I couldn't believe it. After that I wanted to pursue dance. I was 18 when I started – very late, I've only been dancing for four years – and my mum was really supportive, so I went to an audition and got in."

Where did you train?

"I went to Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre. That's where I met my best friend; you might know him... Ray Quinn! But he doesn't know I'm through in the competition yet so it'll be a shock when he sees me on the TV!"

What is your favourite type of dance?

"Contemporary. But I have my own unique style. Also, since doing the show, I've learnt how to do the foxtrot and I love it!"

What is it like working on a TV show?

"Amazing! Never have been on one before but I could live my life doing it. We don't sleep, but it doesn't matter. I can't wait to show the UK how cool dancing actually is."

Have you bonded with the other contestants?

"Well, I'm the joker – but I'm good friends with Robbie, Drew, Mark – the rest I like to wind up! Ha ha."

Are the judges as scary as they seem?

"No, I thought I'd be petrified, but they make me feel at ease. I respect them so much. I actually look forward to hearing what they have to say. But you just keep cool and calm and you can't do any more than your best."

What are your future plans?

"I never plan ahead. But really I'd like to meet a girl... and now I work with seven absolutely gorgeous girls who are all amazing dancers... it's like winning the lottery!"

Why did you enter the competition?

"I entered the competition because I want to make a difference on how dancing is perceived – especially for male dancers. I want to inspire young males into starting up dance."

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