Aljaz Skorjanec and his celebrity partner, Sara Davies, exited the Strictly dance floor on Sunday night, after facing the dreaded dance-off against Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, who were saved unanimously by the four judges – and now the pair have spoken out.
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Taking to Instagram following the end of Sunday's show, Janette Manrara's husband paid tribute to his dance partner for "the last 10 weeks".
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"We have been having so much fun from day 1. It was such a joy to dance with you every single day for the last 10 weeks," he began.
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He continued: "You transformed yourself every single weekend into a beautiful dancer. A real testament to how working hard towards something can make dreams come true. I LOVED every second of it! Thank you partner! @saradaviescc #haway."
The pair have formed a strong friendship since the show began
Fellow Strictly stars were quick to express their sadness, with Gorka Marquez writing: "You both should be proud! Well done brother."
Amy Dowden, who is still in the competition with Tom Fletcher, added: "Loved watching you each week! You should be so proud my friend."
Sara was clearly touched by Aljaz's words and wrote back: "I'll miss you so much partner. Love you tons!"
On her own social media account, the 37-year-old entrepreneur was honest, and told her followers that she was "pretty gutted".
Sara Davies revealed she was 'gutted' to be leaving the competition
"Well I'm not gonna lie – I'm pretty gutted - my Strictly journey has been an unbelievable experience and I wasn't quite ready to finish it yet but you know what they say about all good things coming to an end...
"I'm going to miss dancing every day - but what I'm really gonna miss is this guy here. He literally is one in a million and lights up every room he walks into and has had such a positive impact not only on me but my whole family. He's become an honorary member of the Davies clan these past 2 months and the boys are beyond devastated that 'uncle Aljaž' isn’t going to be round for tea tomorrow night."
She continued: "I know it sounds like such a cliche but this really has been a life-changing experience – I've learnt so much about myself and I’ve achieved things I never thought I could. I'm so proud of every dance I've done and I'm so pleased I went out on such a high with that Argentine Tango after having had the best week! @aljazskorjanec @bbcstrictly."