Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Anastacia speaks out after her elimination


Anastacia has spoken out about her Strictly Come Dancing 2016 exit following Sunday's show.

At the weekend, the ten remaining couples danced to impress the viewers at home, as well as the judges in the studio - Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

In last night's results, singer Anastacia and pro partner Brendan Cole were in the bottom two with model Daisy Lowe and her partner Aljaž Škorjanec.

And in a unanimous vote, the judges decided to save Daisy and sent home Anastacia.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results: Anastacia
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results: Anastacia

Following her exit, Anastacia got a bit teary as she said goodbye to the show.

"I actually have really enjoyed being here, I'm starting to get emotional," she told hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. "This was a place for me to get to know my 'female' and this place allowed me to do that."

Appearing on It Takes Two tonight, Anastacia was a lot more upbeat.

"I'm doing well," she told host Zoe Ball. "I think that overall what I've got out this experience is what I wanted to.

"I wanted to raise awareness in breast cancer and find this piece of female I lost so to me it was a total win win. Whenever you go is whenever you go, you can't control that. You just gotta do the best you can do."

Speaking of her dance on Saturday, Anastacia said her Jive wasn't "that great" and quipped: "Thank God I've got a day job.

"I tried to enjoy it, you got to do the best you can do. I think I gave it what I could give it," she said. "You have to be real with it. You can't be delusional, so I keep it very realistic. Very honest-acica.

Meanwhile, Brendan was full of praise for his latest celebrity partner.

Brendan Cole, Anastacia
Brendan Cole, Anastacia

He said: "She has sheer determination and grit to get stuck in and do a good day's training and prepare for Saturday. It's not an easy thing and there has been a really positive attitude that not everybody brings."

Anastacia's exit leaves nine celebrity contestants on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

They'll be dancing live again next Saturday night on BBC One.

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