Colin Salmon has said that Strictly Come Dancing has been an "amazing" experience.
The Hollywood actor left in tonight's latest Strictly Come Dancing 2012 results, after a second week in the dance off with Richard Arnold.
Reflecting back on the results of tonight’s show, Colin stated “I’ve got to say without question, this is one of the greatest shows I’ve ever been involved in. The quality of the competitors this year is seminal. Judges – I respect everything that’s been said, what you do is knowledge.
"Anybody who is out there who may have doubts, you have to understand that this is a discipline beyond anything we understand. So I accept with grace this decision. I’m going to miss Kristina, she is an amazing dancer, a pre-eminent dancer in her field, she’s taught me many many things. That’s going to be the biggest thing.”
Discussing Colin's exit, Victoria Pendleton said: "I'm really, really sad about Colin leaving. He was the first person I really spoke to you, we had a lot of common, he's such a gentle and positive person to be around."
Lois Smith added: "I'm really upset about Colin going, he's been like a father figure to me in the competition."
Next week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 10th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC Oneand BBC One HD.