16/12/2012 14:44 GMT | Updated 16/12/2012 19:51 GMT

STRICTLY COME DANCING: Lisa Riley Pays Tearful Tribute To Partner Robin After Semi-Final

Lisa Riley's crowd-pleasing routines on this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' series have come to an end, after she was voted off the competition during this week's semi-final.

The judges unanimously voted to send through Denise Van Outen and her partner James Jordan to next week's grand final, after a dance-off between the two pairs.

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Lisa Riley's tearful goodbye

There were lots of tears in the house - presenters Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman and even judge Darcey Bussell seen wiping her eyes - as Lisa emotionally thanked everyone involved, but made a special tribute to her partner Robin Windsor, saying, "Having me as a partner is a really tough ask, and I owe every inch of 'Strictly' to Robin - he's just been amazing."

And Robin proudly reciprocated her affection, saying, "Lisa's come out and shown you don't have to be a certain size to dance, and she's just inspired so many people."

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Denise Van Outen and James Jordan made it through - just - after the dance-off against Lisa and Robin

The three finalists joining Denise next week will be actress Dani Harmer, singer Kimberley Walsh and gymnast Louis Smith.

Next week's final will see each of the pairs performing three separate routines, in a bid to waltz off with this year's prize glitterball.

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