Lisa Riley leaves Strictly

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After an intense night that saw our couples perform not one, but two dances in a bid to secure a place in next week’s Final, it was sadly the end of the road for Lisa Riley as she faced her fears and fellow contender Denise Van Outen in the dreaded Dance-Off. Both couples performed their highest scoring dance from Saturday night but sadly, Lisa’s performance wasn’t enough to save her a space in next week’s Final as the Judges unanimously voted to save Denise.

An emotional Lisa broke down in tears alongside Robin as she joined Tess and delivered her departing words, as the Judges and audience gave them both a standing ovation.

“It’s been the best time of my entire life, I can’t thank you enough. From the costume to the makeup, everybody backstage is just beyond belief, and all the judges, I’ve had the time of my life. And one person has made that and that’s Robin Windsor. He has just been amazing.”

The couple vowed to keep dancing together, before taking to the floor for one last time, in one of the most emotional exits Strictly has ever seen.

Find out what some of our couples thought of Lisa’s departure:

Next Saturday will see our remaining couples, Kimberley and Pasha, Louis and Flavia, Denise and James and Dani and Vincent dance the performance of their lifetime as only one couple will be crowned the King/Queen on the dancefloor. Who will it be? Let us know your thoughts.

Strictly Final is on the 22nd of December, BBC One at 18:30. The results show will be on at 20:50. Until then, keeeeeep dancing!

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