Who left Strictly Come Dancing this week?

As a couple is voted off Strictly Come Dancing we look at who has left the BBC One contest and is your favourite still there?

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Fans of Strictly Come Dancing (opens in new tab) who missed the results show are wondering who left Strictly Come Dancing this week?

After a successful Strictly start (opens in new tab) the 20th anniversary season is underway and this week, viewers watched another set of cracking choreography but for one couple, their dancing journey has been cut short - until they find out if they've made it onto the Strictly live tour 2023 (opens in new tab) or Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals 2023 tour (opens in new tab).

Viewers at home voted for who they wanted to keep in the competition and the couples who scored the lowest vote danced again, with their final performance facing critique by the judges who ultimately selected who they wanted to save.

And if you missed the show, here's the results you need to know...

Who left Strictly Come Dancing this week?

Ellie Taylor (opens in new tab) and her Strictly professional (opens in new tab)dance partner Johannes Radebe was voted off Strictly Come Dancing last night after facing Fleur East in the dreaded dance off.

Both couples performed their routines again. Ellie Taylor and her dance partner Johannes Radebe performed their Jive to Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Then Fleur East and her dance partner Vito Coppola performed their Rumba to Too Lost in You by the Sugababes in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts: Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Fleur and Vito. Craig said, “Based purely on the technique alone I would like to save Fleur and Vito.”

Motsi Mabuse chose to save Fleur and Vito. Motsi said, “First of all I would like to say that both couples performed really really well, also for me the technical aspect was very important, so I’m going to save Fleur and Vito.”

Anton Du Beke chose to save Fleur and Vito. Anton said, “Well I’d just like to say congratulations to both couples for getting this far into the competition. Both danced marvellously. I thought Ellie danced a great performance in your Jive. And Fleur I thought your technique was strong and you performance was powerful, and I’d like to save Fleur and Vito.”

With three votes to Fleur and Vito, it meant they had won the majority vote and would be staying in the competition regardless, however Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she would also have decided to save Fleur and Vito.

Shirley Ballas said, “Both couples danced exceptionally well but on this occasion, down to the technique qualities, I’d have saved Fleur and Vito.”

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When asked by Tess if Strictly had been everything she expected it to be, Ellie said,  “It has and it’s been, I’m going to be a cliché machine now, buts it’s been everything and more. I never in a million years expected to be in for this long and to experience it so fully. Strictly is about dancing but it’s also about the people, and every part of this show from the top to bottom, from the Execs to the make-up, to the hair to the costumes, to the sets to the band, to my fellow celebs and the dancers -  even some of the judges have been alright! It’s been an absolute privilege to become part of the Strictly alumni and I’ve really really loved it.”

Asked about her special relationship with Johannes, Ellie said, “We’ve had so much fun. And to borrow an Anton-ism, let me tell you about you Johannes Radebe. You [Johannes] are as wonderful as everyone said you would be, and I’ve said you’re like human sunshine and you really really are.

"You see people and you saw me, at every point. I have been so worried and so out of my comfort zone and so self-conscious and so weird and you have said “embrace your weird Ellie”. You’ve done it so full-heartedly and without judgement. It’s been an absolute privilege to dance with you JoJo, I don’t know what runs through your body but it’s not blood, it’s rhythm and it’s music, and to watch you perform is incredible.”

When asked if he had any words for his partner, Johannes said, “Oh my goodness - it’s been a pleasure, treasure, that’s our thing. Ellie Taylor, moving forward, embrace your weird! Embrace your long limbs, because you are one gorgeous person. So thank you for everything, you know my heart, thank you.”

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Sunday's results show opened with a colourful routine from the Strictly professional dancers to Lizzo’s 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) and Tom Grennan performed his hit single with Joel Corry, Lionheart.

Who is still in Strictly?

The following couples are still in Strictly Come Dancing:

  • Kym Marsh and professional partner Graziano Di Prima
  • Will Mellor (opens in new tab) and professional dancer Nancy Xu
  • Helen Skelton (opens in new tab) and professional partner Gorka Márquez
  • Fleur East (opens in new tab) and professional partner Vito Coppola
  • Hamza Yassin (opens in new tab) and professional dancer Jowita Przystal
  • Molly Rainford (opens in new tab) and professional partner Carlos Gu

Strictly Come Dancing 2022, who are the It Takes Two presenters?

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Who has left Strictly Come Dancing 2022 so far?

  • Kaye Adams (opens in new tab) and professional partner Kai Widdrington [left Strictly in Week One]
  • Richie Anderson and professional partner Giovanni Pernice [Left Strictly in Week Two]
  • Matt Goss (opens in new tab) and professional partner Nadiya Bychkova [Left Strictly in Week 3]
  • Jayde Adams (opens in new tab) and professional partner Karen Hauer (opens in new tab) [Left Strictly in Week 4]
  • James Bye and professional partner Amy Dowden [Left Strictly in Week 5]
  • Ellie Simmonds and professional partner Nikita Kuzmin [Left Strictly in Week 6]
  • Tony Adams (opens in new tab) and professional dancer Katya Jones [Left Strictly in Week 7 due to Tony having an injury (opens in new tab)]
  • Tyler West and professional dancer Dianne Buswell [Left Strictly in Week 8]
  • Ellie Taylor and professional dancer Johannes Radebe [Left Strictly in Week 9]

Ellie and Johannes will be joining Janette Manrara for their first exclusive televised interview live on Strictly It Takes Two (opens in new tab) on Monday 28th November at 6.30pm on BBC Two.

The remaining six couples will take to the dance floor next when Strictly Come Dancing airs for the Quarter Final live on Friday 2nd December at 8.00pm, with the Quarter final results show on Saturday 3rd December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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