Austin Healey out as Lisa Snowdon makes Strictly Come Dancing semi-final

PUBLISHED: 08:08 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole survived their third dance-off, at the expense of rugby star Austin Healey [Picture: BBC]

Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole survived their third dance-off, at the expense of rugby star Austin Healey [Picture: BBC]

TOP model Lisa Snowdon waltzed through to the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing last night (Sunday). The ballroom beauty from WGC proved she is the queen of the dance-off after beating former England rugby star Austin Healey to the final place in week

TOP model Lisa Snowdon waltzed through to the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing last night (Sunday).

The ballroom beauty from WGC proved she is the queen of the dance-off after beating former England rugby star Austin Healey to the final place in week 13 of the BBC1 show.

All four judges voted to send the glamorous television and radio presenter through at the expense of 'Leicester Lip' Austin and his dance partner Erin Boag.

Lisa and professional Brendan Cole had the previous night scored three tens for their beautiful waltz on Saturday's live programme.

And their ballroom dance just had the edge over Austin's cheeky salsa on Sunday's results show.

It was the third time Lisa had survived the dance-off, having previously beaten actress Cherie Lunghi and then supermodel Jodie Kidd in the dreaded head-to-head contest.

She will now battle petite former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens and Holby City actor Tom Chambers for a place in the final.

* Make sure you back the WHT's SOS - Save our Snowdon - appeal and vote to keep Lisa in the competition on Saturday by phoning 09015 22 23 11 when the lines open.


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