Christine Bleakley has performed her last tango
The One Show presenter - Christine Bleakley's time on the dance floor has finally come to an end as judges unanimously agreed it was her turn to leave.
The television presenter and partner Matthew Cutler found themselves in the bottom two, facing Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone in the dance-off.
Viewers gave the two women the lowest number of votes after Saturday night's show, forcing them to go head to head in front of the judges.
The tango performed by Christine Bleakley and partner Matthew Cutler was not up to the standard of the opponent's moves, and as the judges gave their scores, it was four of a kind and time for Christine Bleakley to bow out.
Strictly Come Dancing's viewing figures peaked at 11.2 million people last week as John Sergeant performed a goodbye waltz after choosing to leave the show, but the average number of viewers for last night's show was 9.8 million - fans seeing through their threat to turn over to rival show The X Factor if Sergeant hung up his dancing shoes.
Bleakley, who admitted she had not expected to survive for so long:
"I thought I would go in the first week," she said. "It's been absolutely incredible. I can't thank people enough for their support, in Northern Ireland and over here.
"I'm going to miss him (Matthew) every day more than anything."
With only four celebrities left in the competition, there's still value to be had - Austin Healey is the current favourite but at 11/8, this is far from a foregone conclusion to the BBC competition with dance-off survivor Rachel Stevens as tempting at 7/2 for the win.
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