Strictly Come Dancing semi-final: Two dances for the remaining celebs

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It's the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 semi-final this weekend and the pressure is on for the couples.

It was Charles Venn who became the unlucky star to miss out on the semi-final in last night's Strictly results to leave us with the final five celebrity contestants.

Those left on the Strictly 2018 line up this year are vlogger Joe Sugg, Paralympian Lauren Steadman and BBC documentary maker Stacey Dooley.

Also still fighting for the glitterball is Steps star Faye Tozer and singer Ashley Roberts, who was in the bottom two.

The remaining five couples in the competition will return next weekend where, for the first time this series, they will each be performing two dances in the hope of reaching the Grand Final on Saturday 15th of December.

With the bookies, Stacey is now the current favourite after the latest results.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for bookies BoyleSports commented: “The support for Stacey to win Strictly Come Dancing has been unwavering. For the past couple of weeks, she has been locked in a power struggle with Joe Sugg in the betting but going into the semi-final she is a very clear, red hot favourite after being backed into 7/10.”

Meanwhile, Charles and Karen have spoken out after their exit from the show.

Charles said: “I am so thankful and appreciative of this opportunity. I’ve learnt so much about myself. I now know I can do a bit of ballroom and Salsa. I’m so thankful.

"Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you Strictly Come Dancing. Thank you to the voters. Thank you judges because you guys saved our butts a couple of times so thank you, thank you.”

Karen added: “Oh Charles, I can only say that you have been the most humble, the most professional person who I’ve ever worked with.

"And thank you for always respecting me as a woman, as a friend and as a teacher, and I will never forget this journey that we had together.”

Who are you backing to win the series this year? Vote for your personal current favourite of the final four Strictly Come Dancing contestants in our latest poll below...

Strictly Come Dancing's live shows continue next Saturday night on BBC One.

Next week is the semi-finals where the final four will all dance twice for the first time this series.

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