Find out the latest contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing


Laura Whitmore and her partner Giovanni Pernice are the latest couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair, who took the second-to-last spot on the leaderboard after Saturday night's performance, were in the bottom two along with Ore Oduba and his professional partner Joanne Clifton, and had to perform in the Dance Off.



Laura and Giovanni left the competition

Laura and Giovanni danced their Samba to Bamboleo by Gipsy Kings once more,but unfortunately their efforts weren't enough to keep them in the competition.

The judges unanimously voted to save Ore and Joanne, with Craig Revel Horwood explaining: "One couple danced the best I've ever seen them dance and I think was probably their personal best; but for me, the dance of the night and who I would like to save was Ore and Joanne."

Darcey Bussell said: "I think both couples danced exceptionally well tonight and it makes it very difficult but I'd like to save the couple that I believe and know performed their best, a finished performance, was Ore and Joanne."


Ore and his dance partner Joanne were saved after being in the bottom two 

Finally, Bruno Tonioli praised both couple's moves in the Dance Off, but ultimately chose Ore and Joanne.

"First off, let me say this wasn’t a dance off, it was a dance treat," he said. "You both danced with such vibrancy, energy and entertainment value, it's like splitting hairs here. We didn't put you there, if you didn't vote, don't moan. But I have to pick one out of the two that in a way outshone everyone else, and that couple was Ore and Joanne."

Speaking of her time on the show, the TV presenter said: "Just being here, 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.”

Giovanni thanked Laura for their time on the show, saying: "I would like to say again thank you for being such a great partner, an amazing person to work with, you teach me a lot and I will never ever forget this journey."

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