Here’s why Greg Rutherford and Judge Rinder were NOT watching the Strictly semi-final…

Who knew the two former Strictly Come Dancing contestants were such good friends?

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Judge Rinder and Greg Rutherford have a good excuse for not watching Ore Oduba, Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac and Claudia Fragapane battle it out in the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final: they are at the top of a French mountain. 

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It was only last week that Rinder was eliminated from the competition, following in the footsteps of Olympic longjumper Rutherford who left the show in week nine. 

But missing out on a spot in the semi-final has come with a silver lining, as the TV judge is now living it up in the luxury ski resort of Val Thorens with his newfound Strictly best friend. Even better: the two of them have brought the spirit of Strictly on holiday with them.


Rutherford wrote: “Dancing at the top of a mountain. Surely it’s a 10. @bbcstrictly.”

He added: “Me and Rob (Judge Rinder) are having an incredible time in #valthorens. Conditions are almost perfect.”

The athlete also proved there were no hard feelings, sending a message to the four semi-finalists who were stuck in the Elstree Studio instead of taking in the mountain air…

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 The Strictly Come Dancing results show starts at 7:15pm on Sunday 6th November on BBC1