Who left Strictly Come Dancing last night? | Television and radio | Show biz & TV
Strictly Come Dancing returned on Saturday 23 October on BBC One, where the remaining celebrities had another chance to wow the judges and the audience at home. Most of the contestants seemed to have improved their games in week five, but unfortunately someone had to go. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the latest couple to release.
Who left Strictly Come Dancing last night?
The 10 couples in competition gave everything to try to stay away from the dreaded dance-off.
Actress Judi Love and her partner Graziano Di Prima were unable to perform as she had a positive Covid-19 test but will be back on Strictly next week.
This left the rest of the contestants fighting to keep their place in the competition.
But after the audience had their say, two couples had to perform their Saturday night routines again.
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Former England rugby player Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse, and CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu were in the dance.
Ugo and Oti relived their Rumba for Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic, while Rhys and Nancy returned to swing with their American Smooth for I’ve Got The World On A String by Michael Bublé.
The couples did everything they could, but once the music stopped, it was up to the judges to make their final decision.
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Chief Justice Shirley Ballas all agreed.
Ugo went on to explain how much he enjoyed his time on the show.
He said: “I loved it. It’s an absolute privilege to be on this show and all I wanted to do every week was improve myself a little and I did.
“There are a lot of people I would like to say thank you to.
“Oti, first, just for putting up with me. She said she wanted a challenge and she got one!
“To everyone competing in the competition, it’s really amazing and I wish you all the best of luck.
“To the judges – Craig – I think it’s really important to say that if you’re ready to take positive feedback, you have to take criticism as well, so thank you for all of your feedback.”