Tina O’Brien has become the fourth person to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2010, after she found herself in the bottom two for the first time.

The former Coronation Street star and her partner Jared Murillo lost out to Felicity Kendal after receiving the lowest number of viewer votes in this weekend’s Halloween special.

She got the boot despite receiving 29 out of 40 for her Argentine Tango, which put her ahead of several other contestants including Ann Widdecombe and Gavin Henson.

Afterwards Tina said, “I’m going to miss everything. I’ve had the best time ever and I can’t thank you all enough.

“And I just want to say sorry to Jared because I wanted to do more and I’m really sorry. My love of dancing is something I want to carry on for the rest of my life.”

Tina narrowly escaped elimination two weeks ago when she had to pull out of the show after contracting chicken pox.

She recovered in time to dance last weekend but as per the rules of the show would have had to leave if she had not been well in time to perform.

Her elimination comes following a mixed response for her routine on Saturday night’s show.

“You see this beautiful girl and you think ‘come on give it to me’ but it never quite gets there,” Bruno Tonioli said.

Len Goodman, however, called the 27-year-old’s performance her “best dance to date”.

All of the favourites, including Scott Maslen, Matt Baker and Kara Tointon made it through to next week’s show, as did Ann Widdecombe, whose routines are proving a hit with viewers despite continually low scoring from the judges.

She received just 16 out of 40 from the judges on Saturday night for a flamboyant paso doble which saw her partner Anton de Beke swing her around and drag her across the floor.

Ten couples now remain to compete in next Saturday’s show.