Naga Munchetty is the fourth celebrity to depart the ballroom in Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

BBC Breakfast - Naga Munchetty

“This week. Getting to know Pasha, working with Pasha, I’ve loved every minute of it, your patience, your brilliance with your choreography and just being the best teacher I’ve ever had.” – Naga Munchetty

This weekend, Naga Munchetty became the fourth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing as she faced Anastacia in the dreaded dance off, it followed the departure earlier this week of Will Young, the third celebrity to leave the beeb show, after he chose to withdraw from the competition due to personal reasons.

On the results show earlier tonight the judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ vote to decide the two lowest scoring couples to face each other in the dance off. This week, that was BBC Breakfast Presenter Naga Munchetty and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev and Singer Anastacia and her professional partner Brendan Cole.

Both couples performed their routines again; Naga and Pasha did their Charleston to ‘Minnie The Mermaid’ by Firehouse Five Plus Two and Anastacia and Brendan performed their Rumba to ‘The Way We Were’ by Barbra Streisand in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

After both couples had danced a second time, Tess asked the judges’ based on the dance-off alone, which couple they wanted to save and their reasons for saving them. The judges’ vote was unanimous and they all chose to save Anastacia and Brendan.

“Thank you for being the best student I’ve ever had, so determined and so much fun all the time.” – Pasha Kovalev

Sunday’s results show also featured a performance from the legendary Madness while the Saturday outing was once more a ratings success for the BBC despite not being on an even footing with the commercial rival by not having a BBC One+1 service unlike ITV. Ratings, including ITV1+1, saw The X Factor pull in 5.76m and a 28.0% audience share. The search-for-a-singer show peaked with 6.72m at 9pm while the beeb ballroom battle pulled in almost double of its rival with 9.78m and a 46.3% audience share. Strictly peaked at 7.55pm with 10.76m.

The remaining eleven couples will take to the dance floor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 22nd October at 6.35pm with the results show on Sunday 23rd October at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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