Fern Britton has become the latest celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2012.
With just a week to go until Strictly Come Dancing’s Children In Need extravaganza at Wembley arena, it was murder on the dancefloor as our ten remaining couples quickstepped, waltzed and foxtrotted in an attempt to make it to next weekend’s supersized Strictly show.
This week Claudia Winkleman stepped in to host alongside Tess Daly as Sir Bruce Forsyth took a week off.
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples. When all the votes were combined, Fern Britton & Artem Chigvintsev and Kimberley Walsh & Pasha Kovalev became the next two couples to face the dreaded dance-off.
After both couples had performed for a second time the judges delivered their verdicts:
Craig chose to save Kimberley saying: “It’s a no brainer – Kimberley & Pasha”
Darcey chose to save Kimberley saying: “The cleanest performance for me was Kimberley & Pasha”
Bruno also chose to save Kimberley saying: “Well with all due respect, I thought one couple was outstanding and that couple is Kimberley & Pasha”
With this unanimous vote, it meant that Fern Britton became the next celebrity to leave the competition. ”This is the best party on the television, it’s the best programme in the world, and I’m thrilled to have been part of it. My ticket on the train has run out. Everyone else – good luck, good luck, good luck! It’s the best party. You’ve got dancing in the drawing room, you’ve got snogging upstairs, you’ve got throwing up in the garden. It’s been fantastic. You really do live that – the throwing up mostly! Artem, I’ve loved it. I wouldn’t have swapped you for anything. There have been highs and lows, we’ve got to know each other pretty well, and I do adore you… and Kimberley and Pasha are fantastic.”
And Artem reflected, simply “It has been very lovely”
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from Dutch classical music sensation Andre Rieu, performing “The Rose”.
Next week Strictly Come Dancing Wembley extravaganza is on Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.