Astrologer Russell Grant was axed from BBC dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing. Reuters

Russell Grant was booted off "Strictly Come Dancing" on Sunday night despite his original "cannon blast" performance.

Grant, an astrologer, had blasted off from the cannon and danced with partner Flavia Cacace on the BBC reality dance show, in a starry and glittery performance.

Though the judges had rated the performance with a score of 24, the pair was voted off after the cumulative total of the audience votes was tallied with the judges.

"Every show I've done has been a highlight, it's been fantastic. The public have been great, the audiences have been great," Grant told The Sun. "I've learnt from the judges, I've listened to the judges - but most of all I've had the most fantastic partner in Flavia Cacace."

Professional partner Cacace added: "I completely agree with everyone out there who absolutely loves you because you are a true inspiration. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy partnering you."

Australian beauty Holly Valance and partner Artem Chigvintsev, who had a score of 31 and were fifth on the board, have got another chance to perform after landing in the bottom two.

The celebrity dance show also saw a duet sung by James Morrison and Jessie J. at the Wembley Arena with a live audience of 6,000 and more than 12.5 million viewers at home.