Hollyoaks hunk Ashley Taylor Dawson may have left behind the glitz and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing, but he is looking forward to "the best Christmas ever" with his family.
The 31-year-old and his partner Ola Jordan faced Sunday night's dance-off for the second week in a row, going head-to-head with Casualty star Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis.
Repeating their salsa routine, Ashley and Ola crashed out of the quarter-final after failing to convince judges Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood. Head judge Len Goodman took the opposite view, but his support was not enough to get them through to the next round.
Having had some time to reflect on his exit, the actor said: "I feel good. I feel like a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I can just count down now to Christmas and look forward to some family time."