Tumble: John Partridge stumbles out of contest

Ex-EastEnder John Partridge found himself in the vault-off for a place in the semi-finals of this celeb gymnastics contest – and lost.

John and The Only Way Is Essex’s Lucy Mecklenburgh were the bottom two on the leaderboard, with John scoring 26 out of 40 for his trampoline routine and Lucy getting 28 for her floor display of rhythmic gymnastics.

They both chose to do handspring vaults and both landed on their feet… but John stumbled forward after landing – a big no-no.

Head judge Nadia Comaneci decided Lucy had performed the “cleaner” vault of the two and put her through to the semis.

Tumble continues on BBC1 on Saturday, September 6, 6.00pm.