Strictly: Ranvir Singh misses out on the final as she and Giovanni Pernice are voted off

Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 43, admitted that she was ‘sad’ not have made to next Saturday’s grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni Pernice, 30. 

Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie Laing.

All over: Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing

All over: Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing

All over: Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing

When asked by Strictly host Tess Daly about her time on the show, Ranvir said: ‘I’m just really sorry for him [Giovanni], he’s worked so hard and been in so many finals that I’m really sorry I couldn’t do it for you. Sorry.’

Giovanni responded: ‘You don’t have to be sorry at all, we’ve both worked very hard, you’ve been an absolute dream to work with. You are a true hero, your job at 3 o’clock in the morning then you come in the room and dance with me.

‘More than anything, you’ve grown as a person and this for me is the most rewarding thing that I could ask for, so well done to you. Well done.’

Looking back on her time on the show, Ranvir said: ‘There’s some really beautiful moments in there and so much more than I ever expected and I’m sad not to be in the final.

Close: Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie (picured)

Close: Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie (picured)

Close: Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie (picured)

Close. Ranvir and Giovanni embraced after discovering their time on the show is over

Close. Ranvir and Giovanni embraced after discovering their time on the show is over

A kiss: The couple's undeniable chemistry has prompted romance rumours over recent weeks

A kiss: The couple's undeniable chemistry has prompted romance rumours over recent weeks

Close. Ranvir and Giovanni embraced after discovering their time on the show is over

Gutted: The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted that she was 'sad' not have made to next Saturday's grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni

Gutted: The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted that she was 'sad' not have made to next Saturday's grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni

Gutted: The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted that she was ‘sad’ not have made to next Saturday’s grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni

‘But at the same time, I am glad that we’ve moved people to tears and the Argentine tango was an amazing moment. We’ve had some really fantastic memorable moments and I know I couldn’t have got this far without you.’

When asked if he had any words for Ranvir, Giovanni said: ‘I’m really hoping from this experience you just feel a better person because you truly are an amazing person inside and out.

‘Yes, you’ve grown as a dancer but more I hope you feel happier in your life because you deserve it.’ 

The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off. 

Emotional: 'I’m just really sorry for him [Giovanni], he’s worked so hard and been in so many finals that I’m really sorry I couldn’t do it for you. Sorry,' she told her dance partner

Emotional: 'I’m just really sorry for him [Giovanni], he’s worked so hard and been in so many finals that I’m really sorry I couldn’t do it for you. Sorry,' she told her dance partner

Emotional: ‘I’m just really sorry for him [Giovanni], he’s worked so hard and been in so many finals that I’m really sorry I couldn’t do it for you. Sorry,’ she told her dance partner 

Decisive: The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off

Decisive: The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off

Kind words: 'I’m really hoping from this experience you just feel a better person because you truly are an amazing person inside and out,' Giovanni told Ranvir following their elimination

Kind words: 'I’m really hoping from this experience you just feel a better person because you truly are an amazing person inside and out,' Giovanni told Ranvir following their elimination

Decisive: The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off

Sensational:On Saturday night, Ranvir and Giovanni pulled off a breathtaking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban

Sensational:On Saturday night, Ranvir and Giovanni pulled off a breathtaking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban

Sensational:On Saturday night, Ranvir and Giovanni pulled off a breathtaking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban

Praise: Head Judge Shirley Ballas was highly impressed with the dance and used a string of complimentary words to express how she felt

Praise: Head Judge Shirley Ballas was highly impressed with the dance and used a string of complimentary words to express how she felt

Praise: Head Judge Shirley Ballas was highly impressed with the dance and used a string of complimentary words to express how she felt

Tough dance: Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple

Tough dance: Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple

Tough dance: Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple

Oh dear: Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating, ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here'

Oh dear: Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating, ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here'

Oh dear: Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating, ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here’

Both couples performed their routines again; Ranvir and her partner Giovanni performed their Waltz to Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban and Jamie and his partner Karen Hauer performed their Salsa to Last Dance by Donna Summer.

After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts: Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Jamie and Karen.

Explaining his decision, he said: ‘Well one of course did an explosive fabulous Salsa, the other couple did a dreamy delicious, gorgeous waltz.

‘I think both couples couldn’t have danced those dances better than they did tonight, it was incredible and I want to see both of you in the final. I’d like to save Jamie and Karen.’

Success:  Strictly Come Dancing's Maisie Smith topped the leaderboard during Saturday night's semi-final with a perfect score of 30 points

Success:  Strictly Come Dancing's Maisie Smith topped the leaderboard during Saturday night's semi-final with a perfect score of 30 points

Success:  Strictly Come Dancing’s Maisie Smith topped the leaderboard during Saturday night’s semi-final with a perfect score of 30 points

Enchanting: The pair's second dance, the Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points

Enchanting: The pair's second dance, the Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points

Enchanting: The pair’s second dance, the Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points

Motsi Mabuse chose to save Ranvir and Giovanni, saying: ‘Well this was really one tough decision, we had two beautiful dances, two beautiful human beings and I will save Ranvir and Giovanni.’

With the deciding vote in her hands, Head Judge Shirley Ballas opted to save Jamie and Karen.

‘Well again, this is very difficult because I’ve grown to love both couples,’ she said. ‘I’m getting quite emotional now. Musicality, determination, conviction from both teams, they just gave their all.

‘But I just feel that one couple had a little more determination, a little bit more ‘I’m not leaving without that trophy’ and with that in mind I’m saving Jamie and Karen.’

Giving it his all: Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time

Giving it his all: Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time

Giving it his all: Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time

And again! Consistency was certainly the word for the pair on the night as their second dance – a Quickstep to Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Denver – also earned them 24 points

Saturday night’s semi-final saw Maisie topped the leaderboard with a perfect score of 30 points.  

The EastEnders star Maisie, 19, got off to a brilliant start as she and pro partner Gorka Marquez, 30, wowed with the Couple’s Choice hip-hop routine to Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith. 

Though HRVY had previously bagged 30 points earlier in the series (and another perfect score this week), it was Maisie’s turn to shine in the semi-final as she gained high praise for her performance.  

The actress gave it her all on the dance floor as she and Gorka pulled off a perfectly choreographed routine full of fancy footwork, tricks and plenty of attitude.

Look at them go: Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse danced a Charleston to (Won't You Come Home) with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed his real name was actually Mark

Look at them go: Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse danced a Charleston to (Won't You Come Home) with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed his real name was actually Mark

Look at them go: Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse danced a Charleston to (Won’t You Come Home) with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed his real name was actually Mark

Go for it: His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica

Go for it: His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica

Go for it: His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica

The dance left the newly-returned socially-distanced audience on their feet, with judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse particularly excited.

Head judge Shirley hailed Maisie as the ‘Queen of Pop’, gushing that it was ‘flawless’, ‘spectacular’ and will ‘go down in history as one of the best ones I’ve seen.’

Meanwhile, the pair’s second dance, the Viennese Waltz to the song A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points. 

Strictly semi-final leaderboard 

Maise and Gorka: 30 points for dance one, 29 points for dance two 

HRVY and Janette: 23 points for dance one, 30 points for dance two 

Bill and Oti: 25 points for dance one, 23 points for dance two 

Jamie and Karen: 24 points for dance one, 24 points for dance two 

Ranvir and Giovanni: 26 points for dance one, 18 points for dance two 

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Meanwhile, Jamie Laing and his partner Karen Hauer opened the show with a very colourful salsa to Last Dance by Donna Summer, with the reality star pulling out all the stops with a jazzy, floral shirt and hot pink trousers.

The Made In Chelsea star, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time. 

Jamie and Karen earned a respectable 24 points after getting three 8’s, with Jamie commenting that they were at least ‘consistent.’ 

Consistency was certainly the word for the pair on the night as their second dance – a Quickstep to Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Denver – also earned them 24 points.

Next up was Ranvir, who looked stunning in a sparkling lilac gown as she danced to stay in the compeition.

The presenter and partner Giovanni pulled off a breath-taking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban, with judges Motsi and Shirley on their feet before they even finished dancing. 

Ahead of her scores, Ranvir was treated to a special video message of support from her GMB co-star Kate Garraway, with Ranvir saying it ‘meant so much to her’.  The host earned a respectable 26 points.

Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple.

Shirley said that the Jive is a very ‘unforgiving dance’ and if your ‘weight is in not in right place, it can look very heavy’, adding it ‘wasn’t my favourite.’ 

While Motsi decided to see the positives as she commended Ranvir for daring to ‘try and do some different movements’. She told Ranvir that her ‘confidence is there’, but it was a ‘tough challenge’.

Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating: ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here.’ Ranvir scored a disappointing 18 points.

Next up was Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse dancing a Charleston to (Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey, with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed in his VT that his real name was actually Mark.

Bill scored a respectable 25 points. His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica. They bagged 23 points for their dance.

Sensual: YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden

Sensual: YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden

Sensual: YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden

Last up was YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara, who kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden.

Despite being consistently good in the competition, his comments were not the best, with Craig remarking that he was ‘Slightly off balance through whole dance’ adding his right foot was ‘bothering me’.

While Shirley felt ‘a little bit conflicted’, stating that though ‘certain things were marvellous’, HRVY needed to ‘improve the timing of your body.’ The singer bagged 23 points for the dance.

However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land cast, for which he earned a whopping 30 points – his second perfect score of the series.

Strictly Come Dancing’s grand finale airs on Saturday from 6pm on BBC One.

Amazing: However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land Cast

Amazing: However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land Cast

Amazing: However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land Cast

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