Saints rugby legend, Ben Cohen, has survived to perform again in week three of Strictly Come Dancing.
The 34-year-old, who played more than 150 times for his hometown club, Northampton Saints, and 57 times for England, finished with a total of 25 points out of a possible 40 after his Saturday dance, leaving him perilously close to the bottom of the table.
But he avoided Sunday’s dance-off and will dance again next week.
After the result was announced on Sunday evening, his former Saints team mates were among the first to congratulate him.
The official Saints Twitter feed said: “Congrats @RugbyBenCohen - through to week 3 of #strictly 2013!”
Tweeting immediately after his dance on Saturday night, Ben added: “Did a better job this week on @bbcstrictly got to contain my nerves!! But enjoyable.”
In his first dance last week, Cohen scored just 19 points.
This week, the judges praised the ex-Kingsthorpe Upper School student for his natural charm and noted he was more confident on the dancefloor.
The first person to be knocked out of the show was golfer Tony Jacklin.
Left in the show with Ben are fashion designer Julien Macdonald, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Coronation Street’s Natalie Gumede, Hairy Biker Dave Myers, businesswoman Deborah Meaden, actor Mark Benton, James Bond actress Fiona Fullerton, Ashley Taylor Dawson from Hollyoaks, Patrick Robinson from Casualty, model Abbey Clancy, BBC breakfast presenter Susanna Reid, Countdown star Rachel Riley and television personality Vanessa Feltz.