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Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Find out the latest contestant to leave the show

Emmy Griffiths

SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN SUNDAY'S EPISODE OF STRICTLY COME DANCING.

Lesley Joseph and her dancing partner Anton du Beke were sadly the latest pair to be voted out of Strictly Come Dancing.

The couple were chosen to depart the show after finding themselves in the bottom two with model Daisy Lowe and her partner, Aljaž Škorjanec.

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Lesley and Anton are the latest couple to leave

The two couples performed their routines again in the Dance Off, with Lesley and Anton performing their Tango to Whatever Lola Wants by Gotan Project. However, their efforts to remain for another week were simply not enough.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Daisy and Aljaz, saying: "I love both couples for completely different reasons. But for me tonight, for precision, for an improved performance in this particular Dance Off, and finishing on time, the couple I would like to save is Daisy and Aljaž."

Darcey Bussell agreed, explaining: "Again this is very difficult, I wouldn't want these two couples here at all, and to choose between them is very difficult. But the couple I would like to save on their cleanness and the quality of their dance that stood out to me is Daisy and Aljaž."

Bruno Tonioli then sealed the couple's fate by also voting for other couple. 


"Well I love both of these girls for many different reasons," he said. "They're gorgeous, look at them. But I have to really choose the stronger dance on every aspect – technique and performance. And for that reason I am choosing to save Daisy and Aljaž."

Lesley opened up about her time on the show and about her dance partner, saying: "Learning a new dance every week has just been lovely, working with him [Anton]) has been an absolute joy and we’ve laughed a lot," she said.

"And yeah it’s been just a lovely lovely lovely journey and it's come to an end and that's absolutely fine. We've loved it."

Anton agreed, telling Lesley: "I would just like to say thank you very much, you enriched my whole Strictly experience this year. Dancing with you has been an absolute joy. You pushed me, I don't know about me pushing you, you pushed me to try and be more creative and make the numbers better and that's just down to you and you're just an absolute joy. And I love you dearly."

 

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