Danny John-Jules is the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Danny John-Jules is the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing as he faced Graeme Swann in the dreaded dance off.

 

The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off. This week, that was Graeme Swann and his professional partner Oti Mabuse and Danny John-Jules and his professional partner Amy Dowden.

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Both couples performed their routines again, Graeme and Oti performed their Salsa to Follow The Leader by Soca Boys and Danny and Amy performed their Samba to Feels Like Home by Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul and Kent Jones in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

 

After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts:

 

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Danny and Amy.

 

Craig said: “Just for sheer level of difficulty and who I think is the best dancer. That is Danny and Amy.”

 

Darcey Bussell chose to save Graeme and Oti.

 

Darcey said: “I wish you didn’t put me in this position, I am not enjoying this at all. The couple I would like to save, on a more finished performance without any mistakes, is Graeme and Oti.”

 

Bruno Tonioli chose to save Graeme and Oti.

 

Bruno said: “Well this is a nightmare because really what we have to do is choose someone based purely on what happened now, not who was good yesterday, next week, whatever. Purely based on this dance, someone was slightly better and then it went wrong, and another one gave a fully full performance. What do I have to do? I have to choose the person who delivered better tonight and that person for me was Graeme. Graeme and Oti.”

 

Head Judge Shirley Ballas had the casting vote and chose to save Graeme and Oti.

 

Shirley said: “Both couples were really wonderful. I think they both put the best step forward but with a more flawless performance, more energy packed, with more excitement I’m going to go with Graeme and Oti.”

 

When asked by Tess about his time on the show, Danny said: “It’s been a great experience and I’m just so unhappy I didn’t get Amy to where she needed to be. And I just think that as I said before, everything I have done on this show is because of Amy. It was her training, her choreography that got me here. I can only look as good as her dancing and you know, she is great, and I hope that her career goes up and onwards as she deserves.”

 

Amy was asked if she had any words for Danny, she said: “Do you know Danny told me day one that he has been a frustrated song and dance man. And I just think it’s lovely that the nation has been able to see your talent and to see you back out there performing again, so thank you for delivering such amazing performances week in, week out. And your children are going to be so proud of you.”

 

Danny then said: “My children love her they are probably going to be watching this now really sad. And I know that they love you, and I love you.”

 

Sunday’s Results show saw a special Remembrance Day performance from the Strictly Come Dancing professionals alongside the RAF Spitfires Choir and the women of the RAF in a tribute to the Royal Air Force, as well as a musical performance from Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo.

 

The remaining eight couples will take to the dancefloor next week when  Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 17th November  at 6.45pm live from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, with the results show on Sunday 18thNovember at 7.20pm on BBC One.