Tilly Ramsay has become the latest celebrity to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing after a tense dance off with Rhys Stephenson.
The daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay alongside her professional partner Nikita Kuzmin were booted off the show tonight as they performed the Samba to Levitating by Dua Lipa.
However, all four judges chose to save Rhys as he performed a Waltz to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston with partner Nancy Xu.
Tilly thanked everyone at the show for the “most extraordinary time” as she recalled her “positive journey”.
“I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made this an amazing, positive journey for me,” she said.
“From everyone here to backstage, wardrobe, make up and camera crew. It’s just been the most extraordinary time. I found out something about myself that I didn’t know I could do, I didn’t know I could dance and have fun like this.”
She added: “So a massive thank you and, obviously, a huge thank you to Nikita who has guided me out of my shell and has just made this the most amazing experience.”
Tilly also thanked Nikita as she dubbed him her “best friend for life”.
She added: “Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s just been amazing. I really meant it when I said I made a best friend for life. You’ve just been incredible. Thank you for the best couple of weeks.”
Nikita was nearly in tears as he thanked Tilly for her partnership, adding: “I’m the most emotional person so I hope I don’t cry.
“I’m just grateful for everything, for the whole Strictly team, for the production team, for the costume, for the make-up, for everything. Thank you guys, thank you to the professionals and cast, and a huge, huge thank you to Tilly.”
Guest judge Cynthia described the decision on who to save as “really really difficult”.
She added: “This is really, really difficult. Both couples did beautifully but it just came down to the tiny details like the finish of the footwork. I’d like to save Rhys and Nancy,” whilst Anton said it was a “terrific dance off”.
Strictly Come Dancing continues next weekend on BBC One.
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