Ruth Langsford is the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing as she faced Jonnie Peacock in the dreaded dance off.
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
This weekend, it was TV presenter Ruth Langsford and her partner Anton Du Beke; and Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock and his professional partner Oti Mabuse.
Both couples performed their routines again, Ruth and Anton did their Foxtrot to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin and Jonnie and Oti also performed their Foxtrot to Someone Like You by Adele 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 Jonnie and Oti, Darcey Bussell chose to save Jonnie and Oti and Bruno chose to save Jonnie and Oti.
Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she agreed with her fellow judges and would have also saved Jonnie and Oti.
When asked by Tess if she had enjoyed her time on the show, Ruth said: “I’m disappointed for Anton because he should be going to Blackpool. He’s made this whole thing so much fun, I’ve absolutely loved it, even the judges’ comments, even Craig’s – he knows I love him really!
All those wonderful people up there, they all deserve to be going to Blackpool. And you Anton Du Beke, are just the most fabulous man, so funny and you are a beautiful dancer and I hope we will be friends for a very long time.”
Anton added: “It’s a funny old thing this, getting voted off Strictly Come Dancing, it never gets any easier and this is, by far the most difficult. I feel a bit emotional and I don’t know why.
I don’t really get emotional about this kind of thing because it’s part of the fun of the show, the thing that upsets me the most is not being able to spend all the time that we do together, you are beyond the most joyous person I’ve ever met, I’ve enjoyed every second of it.
The time we spent in the studio together rehearsing and laughing. The moment you jumped on me and wrapped your legs around my hips to the moment where we basically laid on the floor. You are amazing and I love you.”
The remaining eight couples will head to Blackpool as next week the show is broadcast live from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One Saturday at 6:30pm.