Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden has become the fourth celebrity to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing.

The Dragon failed to impress judges when she went head-to-head with Casualty star Patrick Robinson.

Deborah and partner Robin Winsor performed the Viennese Waltz to It’s a Man’s World by James Brown, but it was Patrick and dancing partner Anya’s salsa that won the votes of the Strictly judges.

Despite being disappointed, Deborah was determined to put on a brave face.

‘There’s going to be tears. No, I’m a dragon, there’ll be no tears,’ Deborah said after her elimination.

But it was a different story for dance partner Robin, who broke down after hearing the news.

Deborah said: ‘Strictly gave me a gift, but the big gift that Strictly gave me was this guy. To teach me to dance, to find something I never even knew I could do and to make it the best. He’s wonderful.’

By Lauren Hughes