Who left Strictly last night? Here's which celebrity was voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2021 on Sunday night

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 saw the departure of its eighth celebrity from the BBC ballroom dance competition on Sunday night – here’s who left after finishing in the bottom two

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 2:59 pm
Who left Strictly last night? Here's which celebrity was voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2021 on Sunday night (Image credit: PA/Guy Levy/BBC)
Who left Strictly last night? Here's which celebrity was voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2021 on Sunday night (Image credit: PA/Guy Levy/BBC)

The eighth week of Strictly Come Dancing saw the departure of another celebrity from the BBC dance show as the 19th series of the show continues.

Last week’s show saw another celebrity favourite make a shock exit from the competition, as BBC Dragon’s Den favourite and Northern entrepreneur Sara Davies danced out of the competition.

The Strictly results show on 21st November saw another tense dance-off take place between two much-loved couples and another bittersweet exit for a celebrity contestant.

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But which celebrity was voted off Strictly last night?

Here’s who became the eighth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2021 this weekend – and what happened.

What happened on Strictly this weekend?

Nikita Kuzmin and Tilly Ramsay during the live show of Saturday's BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing. (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy/PA)

Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing saw contestants dance eclectic routines to widely known musicals, with couples dancing to songs from Les Miserables, Matilda, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.

Fan favourite Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice came in third place on the Strictly leaderboard after performing a quickstep to Love Is An Open Door from Disney’s Frozen, earning them 37 points from the judges.

Meanwhile, AJ Odudu and pro partner Kai Widdrington placed second with 38 points for their intense waltz to Edelweiss from The Sound Of Music, while Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin soared to the top of the scoreboard after two consecutive weeks in the bottom two.

Tilly and Nikita earned a perfect score of 40 from the judges for their couple’s choice dance to Revolting Children from Matilda.

McFly star Tom Fletcher was the eighth celebrity eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing after his musicals week dance failed to win a standing ovation (Image credit: BBC/Guy Levy/PA)

Meanwhile, Dan Walker fell foul of the judges for a second week running as he and partner Nadiya Bychkova performed a Charleston to Good Morning from Singin’ In The Rain.

Arch-villain of the Strictly judging panel, Craig Revel Horwood, was absent this week after testing positive for coronavirus – with broadway star Cynthia Erivo standing in.

Who left Strictly Come Dancing this week?

The public vote this week saw former McFly boy band memberTom Fletcher and Amy Dowden face off in the bottom two against Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu, after Tom was told by the judges that his couple’s choice routine to On My Own from Les Miserables was lacking in emotion.

CBBC presenter Rhys and partner Nancy had performed a jive to Footloose and, after a dramatic dance-off, were picked by judges to stay in the competition over Tom and Amy.

“This was really tough," said Cynthia.

"I think both couples did such a beautiful job, but there was just an edge in this couple’s dance.

“I really enjoyed it, thank you both for doing what you did, but Rhys and Nancy I choose you.”

Anton Du Beke agreed with the other judges and chose to save Rhys and Nancy despite an “outstanding dance-off” from both couples.

“I agree with the other judges, it was an outstanding dance-off,” Anton said.

"On Saturday night Rhys made a slight mistake and Tom didn’t really fulfil his potential in the dance.

“Tonight, both couples danced exquisitely but just a very slight edge goes to Rhys and Nancy.”

In response to the judges’ decision, Tom said his time on Strictly had “been the best experience.”

“I’ve made the best friend in Amy, you’ve been amazing,” Tom told partner Amy Dowden.

“Thank you so much for teaching me how to dance, I know it was a struggle at times.

He added: “It’s an amazing show, everyone that works on it, all of you guys have been amazing, I’ve loved getting to know you.”

“Thank you so much, it’s been the best experience and I don’t regret a single minute of it.”

What time will Strictly be on this weekend?

The next episode of Strictly Come Dancing will air on Saturday 27 November on BBC One at 6.55pm.

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