Strictly Come Dancing 2018 results! Who left? First celebrity is eliminated

Tonight's Strictly Come Dancing 2018 results - who left?

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Tonight's Strictly Come Dancing 2018 results are in but who left in the first elimintion?

Following the opening two weekends of live shows, tonight was the first dance off and elimination.

Once all was said and done, Susannah Constantine and Anton Du Beke were the first celebrity couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2018.

As usual in the results, the judges' marks were combined with the viewer votes. Susannah and her pro partner Anton found themselves in the bottom two with Lee Ryan and his pro partner Nadiya Bychkova.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 results

Strictly 2018 RESULT SHOW
Susannah Constantine, Anton Du Beke, Nadiya Bychkova, Lee Ryan

As always, hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman gathered all 15 of the remaining celebrity couples to read out the safe dancers in no particular order.

Both couples performed their routines again; Susannah and her dance partner Anton Du Beke did their Foxtrot to They Can’t Take That Away From Me by Frank Sinatra, and Lee and his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova performed their Jive to Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood then had to decide who to save, with head judge Shirley having the casting vote if required.

All four decided to save Lee and Nadiya.

Craig said: “For me it’s a no brainer and the couple I would like to save is Lee and Nadiya.”

Darcey added: “I have to say that both couples made a great improvement tonight, thank you. But the couple I would like to save on a more rounded, stronger performance is Lee and Nadiya.”

Bruno concluded: “It’s obvious I have to save the overall better couple, and to my eyes Lee and Nadiya were the winners.”

Although her vote was not needed, Head Judge Shirley Ballas agreed with her fellow judges, and said she too would have chosen to save Lee and Nadiya.

Sunday’s Results show also featured a group routine from our sensational professional dancers, plus a musical performance from chart-topping singer and songwriter George Ezra who performed his number one hit, Shotgun.

Strictly 2018 RESULT SHOW
Strictly 2018 celebrities

Meanwhile, it's been confirmed next Saturday night will see Strictly's Movie themed special.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host as the fabulous 14 couples get ready for their close-ups as they perform routines inspired by some of the greatest films of all time (and hope to impress the judges).

After the first two weeks, the leaderboard has been reset and everyone is starting on a blank page as the judges score and public vote once more.

Sadly another couple will have to leave the competition on Sunday night’s Results Show - and no-one wants their Strictly experience to end.

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