Michael Vaughan has had an "extraordinary" experience on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The former cricketer and his professional partner Natalie Lowe bowed out of the show last night (02.12.12) after scoring just 24 points for their samba but he insists he isn't too upset as he is just pleased to have lasted so long.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It started in September and to think I was still dancing in December.

"It has been quite extraordinary.

"I was quite happy to go out wearing a dodgy shirt and dancing to 'Tequila'.

"It's not a bad way to leave 'Strictly'.

"It's been a great laugh and a real good experience for me to be taught something outside of my comfort zone."

Michael places the credit for his success on "wizard" Natalie.

He added: "I call her the wizard. How she got me to the ninth week is remarkable."

And the sportsman has also urged his friend Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff to take part in the show as he is convinced he could easily win.

He said: "I tell you what, if he did 'Strictly' he'd win it. He's a brilliant mover.

"He's been a gymnast since he was a kid. He knows all the tricks. He'd win for sure."