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Strictly minor changes: but Ola to return

Katya Virshilas has been axed from Strictly Come Dancing - but the rest of the professional cast will remain on the BBC ballroom hit. The Canadian, who danced with Antonio Banderas in 2006 film Take The Lead, joined the show in 2009.

She finished eighth with cricketer Phil Tufnell in her first series and was knocked out in the semi-final with rugby star Gavin Henson the following year.

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Strictly Come Dancing axe stunner

Strictly Come Dancing beauty Katya Virshilas has been axed from the show. The dancer partnered Daybreak host Dan Lobb on last year’s show and in previous series was paired up with rugby player Gavin Henson and former cricketer Phil Tufnell.

But she has fallen foul of new bosses who are ditching her to make way for a new face. Lithuanian-born Katya is the main casualty of the shake-up. The other professional dancers have been told they will stay.

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‘Robbie’s such good fun' says Katya

Welshmen have dominated Strictly star Katya Virshilas’ life lately. As she prepares to perform in Wales, the dancer chats to Dave Owens and reveals the highs and lows of life on the dancefloor with Gavin Henson and Robbie Savage

As befitting a duo who know how to dazzle and impress, it sounds as if Strictly Come Dancing stars Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev are as much a whizz on the road as they are on the dancefloor.

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Katya and Pasha get own show

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional stars Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev will step into the limelight this spring with their own tour.

The show, at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford on March 14 and Catford’s Broadway Theatre on March 20, will see the pair perform classic dances, including the rumba, waltz, foxtrot and tango.

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Three Strictly couples at war

Strictly producers have had to deal with bust-ups between three warring couples in the run-up to tomorrow night's grand final.

The situation between Lulu and Brendan Cole has been described as "extremely tense" — with the pair not talking to one another following their departure from the show in week six. A source said: "It makes things difficult for everyone."

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Dan: Public saved Anton not Nancy

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dan Lobb has spoken out about his elimination on Daybreak, saying that he believes he was disadvantaged in the public vote by Nancy Dell'Olio having a famous dance partner in Anton Du Beke

Making an appearance on his own breakfast show's sofa, Lobb said of his Strictly departure: 'What people have to remember at home – when it comes down to me and Nancy Dell'Olio, her partner is Anton Du Beke who is an institution on Strictly Come Dancing.

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Dan Lobb dances his last!

Dan Lobb has become the second casualty of Strictly Come Dancing 2011 after finding himself in the bottom two for the first time.

The former tennis player turned Daybreak presenter - who scored just 24 points on Saturday night's Broadway-themed show, got the boot following the second public vote of the series - which also saw Nancy dell'Olio have her first brush with the bottom two.

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Dan Lobb is voted off by fans

Former professional tennis player Dan Lobb was served up an ace tonight by fans of Strictly Come Dancing who voted him off the BBC1 contest.

The 39-year-old and his partner Katya Virshilas found themselves in the bottom two of the celebrity contest after scoring 24 points from 40 with last night's Viennese Waltz.

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Anita is `loving every minute' of Strictly

Anita Dobson has joked that her husband Brian May finds it "terribly scary" sitting in the Strictly Come Dancing audience each week.

The actress was joined by dance partner Robin Windsor and fellow contestant Dan Lobb appeared on Daybreak. Lobb admitted that meeting Queen guitarist May had been a personal highlight of his time on the show so far.

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Lobb In A Strop

Daybreak hunk Dan Lobb has slammed the judges for marking con- testants based on their popularity.

The presenter reckons Len Goodman, Bruno Tonilio, Craig Revel-Horwood and Alesha Dixon already have their favourite celebs. And they are handing them top marks even if their performance is worse than others.

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Katya shows you how to get a sexy body

A professional dancer’s physique is usually impressive, but Katya Virshilas’s takes the biscuit. Not one inch wobbles on the Strictly star as she struts into the dance studio to put two Mirror readers through their paces.

The 28-year-old’s stomach is enviously flat, her arms toned and her legs sculpted. Could anyone really get a body like that.

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Robbie labels Dan a diva

Robbie Savage has labelled 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant Dan Lobb a ''diva'', claiming he is moody due to lack of sleep.

The retired footballer will be competing against the 'Daybreak' presenter in the BBC One show and admitted Dan's demands get on his nerves.

He said: "Ooh Dan's a bit of a diva. Everything's got to be just right for him. He doesn't get much sleep with 'Daybreak' and all that."

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