The daytime TV presenter exited the competition this weekend.
Ruth and her partner Anton Du Beke found themselves in the dreaded dance off alongside paralympian Jonnie Peacock and his partner Oti Mabuse after the judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes.
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
The judges then delivered their verdicts with Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli choosing to save Jonnie and Oti. Head judge Shirley Ballas confirmed that she was in agreement with her colleagues.
“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.” – Ruth Langsford
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.”
Sunday’s results show also featured a fitting Remembrance Day performance from the Strictly professional dancers and RAF Spitfires Choir; and a musical performance from singer songwriter, Seal.
Bookmakers have now also put ‘Magic McGee’ as the favourite to take home the 2017 glitterball trophy. William Hill have placed Debbie McGee as their 6/4 favourite to win Strictly this year, with Alexandra Burke her nearest challenger at 9/4.
“It was another magic performance from Debbie and to beat her the others will need to pull something out of the hat,” – William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
To Win Strictly Come Dancing (William Hill Bet): 6/4 Debbie McGee, 9/4 Alexandra Burke, 7/1 Gemma Atkinson, 13/2 Joe McFadden, 10/1 Davood Ghadami, 14/1 Mollie King, 20/1 Jonnie Peacock, 80/1 Susan Calman