STRICTLY Come Dancing said goodbye to its first contestant last night.
Two couples took on the dreaded dance-off in hopes of saving their Strictly spot but ultimately only one couple was saved. Here’s everything you need to know.
Who left Strictly last night?
Kaye Adams was the first celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
The Loose Women star and her partner Kai Widdrington found themselves in the bottom two alongside Bros star Matt Goss and his partner Nadiya Bychkova.
When asked by host Tess Daly asked about their time on the show, Kaye said: “It was the right result and I did make mistakes, and when it comes to that high pressured situation that’s what happens.
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‘’So I am delighted for Matt and Nadiya, the only person I am just sorry for is this wonderful man [Kai], who has just been so brilliant…It was a hell of a lot of fun, I said my ambition was to learn to love to dance, and actually I have seen a whole new side to myself, it’s opened a little door.
‘’It’s been a wonderful experience and to spend time with such talented people who love the show so much has been a joy!.”
Kai was then asked if he had any words for his partner, Kaye and he said: “Well, you know, only we know how much real hard work has gone into this.
“There has been lots of ups and downs and we won’t go into them, but this lady is a trooper, and I know what she’s been going through in the week.
‘’For this woman to come out and give the performance that she did tonight really shows the testament to her character.
“I am proud of you, I know that your girls and your other half are proud of you, but the most important thing is that you should be proud of yourself, because you are a superstar.”
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Who was in the dance off?
We saw the two lowest scoring couples go head-to-head in the first dance off of 2022.
The judges’ scores this week were added to those from last week and were then combined with the results of the viewers’ votes.
Both couples performed their routines once again.
Kaye and her dance partner Kai performed their Charleston to Music! Music! Music! by Dorothy Provine.
Followed by Matt and his dance partner Nadia who performed their Samba to Night Fever by the Bee Gees.
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After both couples danced for the second time in a bid to impress the judges, the Strictly panel delivered their final verdicts.
Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Matt and Nadiya.
When delivering his vote, Craig said: “Well the couple for me, that I considered danced the best on the night, and the couple I would like to save is Matt and Nadiya.”
The next judge to vote was Motsi Mabuse, who also chose to save Matt and Nadiya.
Motsi said: “Well that was so close, both couples made mistakes. I feel like they were on the same level, but one couple was a little bit better for me, and I am saving Matt and Nadiya.”
The third panellist to vote was Anton Du Beke, who also chose to save Matt and Nadiya.
Anton said: “Well it wasn’t a vintage dance off, and I know exactly how they feel and I’ve been in that position many times myself and I think if you had the chance you would like to go again, both of you. There were a lot of mistakes for both couples, I felt that one couple lost performance as well, and because of that I would like to save Matt and Nadiya.”
With three votes to Kaye and Kai, their fate was sealed, however, Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she would have decided to save Kaye and Kai.
When asked if she agreed with the other judges, Shirley said: ‘‘I didn’t, I thought due to a little better quality, I would have saved Kaye and Kai.’’
Who has left Strictly so far?
Here's who has left the show so far:
- Week two: Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington
Who is still left in the competition?
There are 14 celebrities still left dancing for that Glitterball trophy in the Strictly 2022 season.
The stars that are left in the competition are:
- Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez
- James Bye and Amy Dowden
- Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystał
- Fleur East and Vito Coppola
- Tony Adams and Katya Jones
- Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu
- Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe
- Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova
- Tyler West and Dianne Buswell
- Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin
- Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer
- Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice
- Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima
- Will Mellor and Nancy Xu
When is Strictly next on TV?
Strictly week three will air on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 6.30 pm.
Fans will be delighted to know the remaining 14 couples will take to the dancefloor for Movie Week.
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The results show will then air on Sunday 9 October at 7:20 pm on BBC One.
You can also catch any missed episodes on the BBC iPlayer after they have been broadcast.
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