Clara Amfo has become the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday.
The Radio One DJ, 36, bade farewell to the competition with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, 30, after landing in the bottom two with Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, and pro Karen Hauer, 38.
As she received news that she would be the next star to depart the show, Clara said: ‘I’ve had the best time ever, the best time ever and got a new friend for life. I’ve loved it. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever ever done, it’s been a dream come true.’
Last dance: Clara Amfo has become the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday. Pictured with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec
A ‘gutted’ Aljaz shared some parting words with his dance partner, as he playfully combined her first name with a list of classic ballroom dances.
He said: ‘First I’m really gutted. All I really want to tell you is I’m so happy we got to do Lady Clamalade, the Claraston, which I’ve never done before in my life, the Clarasambafo you are a dream to be around, you’re a beautiful girl inside out, I hope that people at home got to see that.
‘This series has been so special and its only because of you, thank you so much. I’m going to miss dancing with you.’
Bottom two: The Radio One DJ, 36, bade farewell to the competition, after landing in the bottom two with Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, and pro Karen Hauer, 38
Clara and Aljaz had failed to impress with their Jive to Tina Turner, scoring a paltry 19 out of 30.
Jamie and Karen were second from the bottom with 24 out of 30 points.
Both couples performed their routines again; Clara and Aljaz performed their Jive to River Deep – Mountain High by Tina Turner and Jamie and Karen performed their Tango to Tanguera by Sexteto Mayor.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts:
Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Clara and Aljaz, saying: ‘My goodness it’s a really difficult one, both couples I thought were absolutely incredible and danced with so much passion and love but the couple I would like to save, Clara and Aljaz.’
Best experience: Speaking to host Tess Daly, Clara said, ‘I’ve had the best time ever, the best time ever and got a new friend for life’
Motsi Mabuse, who was returning to the show after isolating for two weeks, chose to save Jamie and Karen.
Motsi said: ‘I have to say this was one of the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make and based on that dance off only I saw one couple that did their choreography and had all the steps correct…
‘I saw another couple who had a mistake in the steps and in the timing. So I’m going to choose for me, I’m saving Jamie and Karen.’
Head judge Shirley Ballas had the deciding vote and chose to save Jamie and Karen.
Shirley said: ‘Well this is a very difficult series, I mean every couple is outstanding and I felt on this occasion that both couples totally lifted their game, but there was one couple they just convinced me.
Score: Clara and Aljaz had failed to impress with their Jive to Tina Turner, scoring 19 out of 30
‘They had conviction from step to step, they believed in their performance and therefore I’m going to save Jamie and Karen’.
When asked by Tess about her time on the show Clara said, ‘I’ve had the best time ever, the best time ever and got a new friend for life. I’ve loved it, its one of the best things I’ve ever ever done, its been a dream come true.’
When asked if he had any words for Clara, Aljaz said ‘First I’m really gutted. All I really want to tell you is I’m so happy we got to do Lady Clamalade, the Claraston, which I’ve never done before in my life, the Clarasambafo you are a dream to be around,
‘You’re a beautiful girl inside out, I hope that people at home got to see that. This series has been so special and its only because of you, thank you so much. I’m going to miss dancing with you.’
They’re through! Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez were overjoyed with the news they had managed to escape a third dance-off
Moving onto musicals! The actress and her pro partner were the first couple to be revealed as safe from elimination on Sunday
Sunday’s Results show also featured a musical performance by Gary Barlow who stood out in a bright red suit.
It was also a night of celebration for Maisie Smith who managed to get through to next week’s Musical extravaganza with her pro partner Gorka Marquez.
The duo were announced as the first couple through by Claudia and Tess, with the EastEnders actress appearing joyful at the result.
Speaking to the hosts after the news, Maisie said: ‘This week I let go of everything and had the best time, enjoyed every second with this guy and I think it paid off!’
Calling in: Judge Bruno Tonioli shared his expert opinion on the Strictly routines from his home in America
Show off: HRVY, 21, flaunted his muscles for the camera after it was revealed that he and Janette Manrara, 37, would be dancing another week
Perfect score: The duo made history as, for the first time in week six, the pair got a perfect score with the judges praising them for their ‘unbelievable’ Couple’s Choice routine
It comes after Motsi Mabuse made a triumphant return to the Strictly judging panel on Saturday night, after a two week hiatus.
The television personality, 39, cut a glamorous figure in a satin floral metallic dress as she told hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman she was delighted to be back in the studios, after having to isolate in Germany.
Meanwhile, HRVY, 21, and Janette Manrara, 37, made history as – for the first time in week six – the pair got a perfect score, with the judges praising them for their ‘unbelievable’ Couple’s Choice routine.
Incredible: The Greatest Dancer winners Michael and Jowita also got to perform a routine on the results show
Funky: The pro dancers entertained the nation with a retro routine to kick start Sunday’s show
She’s back! Motsi Mabuse made a triumphant return to the Strictly judging panel on Saturday night, following her two week hiatus
Well done: HRVY and Janette got a standing ovation with Craig labelling their lyrical Couple’s Choice routine a Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay ‘GOAT… Greatest Of All Time.’ He added: ‘Brilliant, absolutely amazing
Dream is over: Clara and Aljaz were seen looking sombre as they left the studios after their elimination
Oh dear: The pair looked pensive as their time in the show came to an end
Goodbye: The pair were deep in thought as they wore face masks in a cab
Marking Motsi’s return, Claudia, 48, said: ‘A huge welcome back to Motsi, we have missed you. How does it feel to be back?’, to which the South African dancer replied: ‘You know what, it was such a joy to watch from home on the couch but there is nothing better than being here. I love you so much, thank you guys.’
Anton Du Beke stepped in to cover the role after Motsi had to isolate due to an emergency trip to Germany.
The South African dancer caught a flight after her dance school was ‘targeted’ and worked with police to ‘solve the crime’.
The highlight of the night was when HRVY and Janette topped the leaderboard and got a standing ovation from the judges.
Near miss: Jamie, who was in the dance-off looked pensive as he sat in a cab
Pro partner: Karen Hauer looked stylish as she left the studios after the show
Craig labelled their lyrical Couple’s Choice routine to a Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay ‘GOAT… Greatest Of All Time.’ He added: ‘Brilliant, absolutely amazing.’
While Shirley told Janette it was the ‘most amazing Couple’s Choice choreography I’ve seen, by far’.
Motsi added: ‘What a night to come back to. Unbelievable’.
Claudia told them: ‘You have made Strictly history, there have never been a perfect score in week 6. Craig’s first 10. You’ve never got a perfect score Janette. And you did it in those outfits. I’m so proud of you.’
The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor next week, when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 5th December at 7.25pm with the results show on Sunday 6th December at 7.30pm on BBC One.
Exit: Clara was eliminated after losing the dance-off by a narrow margin