TV presenter Laura Whitmore is the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing.
This weekend the nine remaining couples danced to please the viewers at home, as well as the judges in the studio – Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood. Laura and her partner Giovanni Pernice ended up in the dreaded dance off with BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton in tonight’s results programme.
Seeking to impress the judging panel and secure their place in the competition, each couple performed their routine from Saturday again with Laura and Giovanni dancing their Samba to Bamboleo by Gipsy Kings and Ore and Joanne doing their Salsa to Turn The Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson.
After both couples had danced for survival the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell forming a majority in saving Ore and Joanne while head judge Len Goodman confirmed he would have also voted for the retention of Ore and Joanne.
“The judges… behind the scenes. I don’t think anyone realises how much goes on here, the make-up, the costume, everything and just to be part of that for a little while is amazing. And if I’m going to go against anyone then, Ore, I mean… I’m ok.” – Laura Whitmore
Tonight’s results show also featured a performance from Gary Barlow. Ratings wise Saturday’s screening of The X Factor continued its quest to destruction by keeping Honey G in the show so she can appear on the live tour thus reflected in the ITV series pulling in a miserable 5.60 million viewers (27.3%) the beeb ballroom contest saw a much more impressive 9.70 million tune to BBC One (46.2%).
Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday 12th November at 6.55pm, with the results show on Sunday 13th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.