Close call! Tumble's Lucy Mecklenburgh lands in bottom two but is saved from elimination after John Partridge's shaky vault sees him get the boot
With the semi-finals for BBC One's gymnastics show Tumble kicking off next week, the bar was raised on Saturday night’s episode.
Despite gaining immense confidence since her first week Lucy Mecklenburgh’s seductive ribbon routine failed to impress the judges and landed her in the bottom two.
The 22-year-old former TOWIE star had to face off against actor John Partridge, whose trampoline routine was the lowest-scoring of the night, in a head-to-head a vault competition - with the weaker performer being evicted.
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The lady is a vamp! Lucy Mecklenburgh delivered a moody and sexy ribbon routine but it landed her in the bottom two
She's come so far: ‘I’m actually starting to enjoy to perform. I loved that routine! I am starting to get into the routines and get into character,' Lucy said
Check this out! The reality TV star also incorporated am impressive trick called a tinsica, which is a half cartwheel that leads into a walkover, into her performance
However Lucy, who looked sexy in a metallic leotard and big bouncy curls, was pleased with her ribbon performance and admitted she’d finally come into her own.
‘I’m actually starting to enjoy to perform. I loved that routine! I am starting to get into the routines and get into character,’ she said of her moody and sexy show with gym pro partner Billy.
The reality TV star also incorporated am impressive trick called a tinsica, which is a half cartwheel that leads into a walkover, into her performance.
But the judges insisted the routine wasn’t hard enough and gave her 28/40.
Meanwhile John kicked off the show with an energetic trampoline set full of stag jumps, somersaults and split leaps.
Such great heights! John delivered a lively trampoline set but it didn't cut it for the judges
Hair splitting stuff: The actor showed off his incredible flexibility
Pre vault jitters: Lucy had to go face-to-face with actor John Partridge in a vault competitive
Determined: 'There’s immense pressure. It’s fight or flight,' John said
Back on solid ground: The actor had a shaky landing but eventually found his balance
Judge Louis Smith slammed the routine, which scored 26/40. ‘The difficulty just wasn’t there. I really didn’t enjoy it this week,’ Louis said.
In the end, Lucy and John took to the vault in front of the watchful eye of Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci, who had the final say in who to send home.
Before taking to the vault John said: ‘There’s immense pressure. It’s fight or flight.’
While Lucy was equally as nervous. ‘I don’t like the vault. I’m worried I’m not going to have enough power because of how nervous I’ll be. You just get one shot and that’s it.’
Although Lucy came extremely close to hitting her back on the vault, Nadia decided John’s vault was the weaker of the two and sent him home.
Giving it her all! The brunette beauty looked determined as she ran up to the vault
Eek! The reality TV star almost hit herself on the vault but walked away unscathed
It's time to go... Judge Nadia Comăneci sent John home
It was a different story actor Bobby Lockwood from Wolfblood, who landed the highest score for the second week in a row thanks to a tight, clean and skilled space-inspired trampoline routine, which saw the star get a standing ovation from the audience.
Bobby walked away with 35/40 and the judges praises. ‘Everything you did from the beginning to the end was the best form and execution,’ Nadia said.
‘One small step for man, one giant leap for Bobby and Kristin. You are no longer a celebrity, you are a gymnast to me now,’ Louis added.
Space cadet! Actor Bobby Lockwood landed the highest score of the night
Welcome to the West End: Steps star H wowed the judges with his cabaret rendition
In a twirl! Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan played a businessman with a soft side in his ribbon routine and walked away with a solid score of 31/40
Coming a close second was Steps star H, who well and truly bounced back from his injury and delighted the crowd with a cabaret-themed skit with a cane. Clad in a sparkly black suit, H demonstrated acute hand-eye coordination and received a final score of 34/40.
Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan played a businessman with a soft side in his ribbon routine and walked away with a solid score of 31/40.
While professional boxer Carl Froch gave an entertaining routine with a tyre – or as the judges liked to call it rhythmic gymnastics the macho way. Carl also scored 31/40.
Sugarbabes Amelle Berrabah showed off her skills with a backwards somersault on the trampoline and ended up with 29.5/40 in her routine.
And Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, who struggled with her ball routine, just missed out on having to take on the vault with 29/40.
Extreme strength: Professional boxer Carl Froch had no problem lifting up his partner
Don't lose your balance! Amelle Berrabah held an impressive headstand
Wobbly: Sarah Harding struggled with her ball routine
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