Tim Wonnacott is the third celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
TV and radio presenter Mark Wright and professional partner Karen Hauer and Bargain Hunt’s antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and his partner Natalie Lowe, found themselves in the dance-off. The 13 couples each danced in a bid to impress the viewers at home – as well as judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood – in the studio.
“It’s a great treat to be on a programme like Strictly. For an old geezer like me, who comes along in his 64th year and he’s slightly portly, and he thinks he’s a bit over the hill, this last month, with this delightful teacher, has taken me to a very special place. I am fitter, I am a better person than I was a month ago as a result of this experience and I cannot tell you what a wonderful thing this whole programme is so I commend you all and thank-you. I would like to say what a treat it’s been. Thank-you very much, and thank-you to my lovely Nat.” – Tim Wonnacott
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off. Both couples then performed their routines again; Mark and Karen did their Quickstep to ‘Tiger Feet’ by Mud and Tim and Natalie performed their Paso Doble to ‘Simply the Best’ by Tina Turner 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 chose to save Mark and Karen. Darcey also chose to save Mark and Karen. And Bruno confirmed the decision, saying: “The white knight won the challenge. Mark and Karen.”
Plus in a UK television first, Sunday’s results show featured a performance from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Next week’s show will air on Saturday 25th October at 18:30, with the results show on Sunday 26th October at 19:20 on BBC One and BBC One HD.