Strictly Come Dancing results: Favourite to leave tonight revealed

Strictly Come Dancing judges

Here's who could be going home in tonight's Strictly Come Dancing 2018 results show at Blackpool.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman hosted the latest live show on Saturday night as eight couples danced once more, this time from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Judges Dame Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, and head judge Shirley Ballas were back again to give their honest opinions on all of the routines.

As always, they awarded marks out of 10 for the performances, with those scores combined with the latest public votes to determine the two couples at the bottom of the leader board. Tonight, those two couples face the dance off to stay in the competition.

The judges will decide which of the duos to keep and put through to next week and which couple will be the next to waltz out of the competition.

At the bottom of the scoreboard for this week was Lauren Steadman, who found her Argentine tango picked apart by the judges as she landed a distant bottom of the scores with 25 points.

Joining her in the bottom two based on the judges' scores was Kate Silverton, who matched her 30 points from last weekend with the American Smooth.

And it's BBC journalist Kate who has found herself chalked up as the favourite to go.

Alex Apati of bookmakers Ladbrokes said: "She's done well to reach this stage of the process but it looks as though it could be curtains for Kate in Blackpool."

Meanwhile, it was Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev who topped the scoreboard after a Jive to Shake Ya Tail Feather by The Blues Brothers. They scored the best marks of the series yet, topping the leaderboard with the first ever perfect 40 points this year.

But Stacey Dooley remains the favourite to win, even if she's not topping the judges' marks. She scored 33 points last night after opening the Blackpool show with her Salsa.

> Strictly Come Dancing 2018 leaderboard: Week 9 / Blackpool scores and results.

In tonight's Strictly Come Dancing results, the two celebrity couples in the bottom two of the combined judges' and viewer rankings will find themselves having to dance again before the judges decide who stays.

Plus, there will be a sensational group number from the professional dancers together with a special music performance from Take That.

Strictly is back Sunday night on BBC One with the results from 7:20PM, Sunday November 18.

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