Kate Silverton and Aljaz Skorjanec became the eighth couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing tonight.
The pair faced Graeme Swann and dance partner Oti Mabuse in the dreaded dance-off after coming bottom of both the judges scores and public vote.
Each of the couples performed their dances again – Graeme and Oti with their Theatre and Jazz (Couples Choice) number to The Trolley Song and Kate and Aljaz’s American Smooth to Everlasting Love.
Following the dance-off, all of the judges chose to save Graeme and Oti.
Kate Silverton and Aljaz Skorjanec became the eighth couple to leave Strictly
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)
the judges chose to save Graeme and Oti
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)
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Bruno Tonioli said: "Purely based on what I saw I have to go for the couple that gave the more accomplished and overall stronger performance and for that reason I think Graeme and Oti."
Meanwhile Darcey had said: "This is really tough, but the couple I would like to save on a more energised and detailed performance is Graeme and Oti."
When asked by host Tess Daly about her time on the show, Kate admitted that she was partly relieved to be out.
"You know I’m actually weirdly perversely, not that I would have wanted to go out, but on a night like tonight in such a place, I couldn’t have asked for anything better really," Kate said.
Kate and Aljaz performed their American Smooth to Everlasting Love for the second time
Graeme and Oti danced their theatre and jazz number again
"I got to dance twice, went up in a hot air balloon twice, and I loved it twice.
"We have had what? Eleven weeks. And you have got me ballroom dancing. I am forever grateful to this man."
Meanwhile Aljaz said: "I can say it has been eleven weeks, I have to say we started every single dance from scratch and I am so impressed. Every week going out there and delivering incredible performances, for someone that has never performed in her life I am so incredibly proud of you.
"You have taught me so much, you’re such an incredible woman, you’re an incredible mother and thank you honestly it has been an amazing series. I’m never going to forget it and thanks to all of you who supported us."
*Kate will be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two with Zoe Ball on Monday 19 November at 6.30pm on BBC Two
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