Her performance is described as ‘mummified’

Kate Garraway has been given the boot from Strictly Come Dancing.

Slated by the judges, the GMTV host had been kept in the show by sympathetic viewers’ votes until ending up in this week’s bottom two.

Kate and partner Anton Du Beke – who scored the lowest points of the night for their paso doble – lost the dance-off against footballer John Barnes and Nicole Cutler.

‘Tutankhamun in a frock would have done a better job,’ declared Bruno Tonioli. ‘The footwork was mummified.’

Kate has been suffering from tendonitis and back trouble throughout the BBC contest and is relieved not to have to train any more.

‘I’m having a well deserved day of rest,’ she tells the Daily Mirror. ‘I’m really tired. I’ve got a day of physio tomorrow. I’ve been in the wars!’

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