Strictly Come Dancing 2023 results: Krishnan Guru-Murthy is the seventh celebrity eliminated after facing Angela Rippon in the dance off
Krishnan Guru-Murthy was the seventh celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2023 following Sunday’s dreaded dance off.
The newsreader who danced a Samba on Saturday, left the show alongside professional partner Lauren Oakley after landing at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Krishnan faced TV presenter Angela Rippon in the tense dance off as both stars tried to impress the judges one final time.
First up was Krishnan who once again performed his routine to to Bamboléo by Gipsy Kings, before Angela Rippon and her dance partner Kai Widdrington performed their Paso Doble to Hung Up by Madonna.
After both couples took to the floor for a second time judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke all opted to save Angela.
Exit: Krishnan Guru-Murthy (C) was the seventh celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2023 following Sunday’s dreaded dance off – pictured with partner Lauren Oakley (R) and host Tess Daly (L)
Bottom two: Krishnan faced TV presenter Angela Rippon (R, with partner Kai Widdrington) in the tense dance off as both stars tried to impress the judges one final time
Despite three votes to Angela and Kai meant they had won the majority vote and would be staying in the competition regardless, head judge Shirley Ballas said she would have decided to save Krishnan and Lauren.
Craig said: ‘Well Krishnan you really upped your game in that dance off, it was magnificent. Angela you nearly lost your supporting leg darling in the kick but you saved it, miraculously.
‘But the couple that I would like to save and go through to Blackpool is Angela and Kai.’
While Motsi, who also saved Angela and Kai, admitted she struggled with her decision. she said: ‘To be honest I’ve never been so undecided in my decision, I’ve been going back and forth, back and forth, in the end I’ve decided for fundamentals and technical level so I will be saving Angela and Kai.’
Anton Du Beke chose to save Angela and Kai too explaining: ‘Well also I thought both couples danced very well – it was a super dance off, if there is such a thing.
‘But just for the cleaner technique really, and the more recognisable fundamentals, I’m going to save Angela and Kai.’
Despite her vote not being counted Shirley Ballas said: ‘Well I picked the person that I felt was more grounded on their feet without any technical errors and I would have saved Krishnan & Lauren.’
Speaking about his time on the show Krishnan gushed: ‘Look this has been the most incredible experience.
Dance: First up was Krishnan who once again performed his routine to to Bamboléo by Gipsy Kings
Loveable: Krishnan’s time on the show has earned him thousands of young fans on social media who hail him a ‘legend’ and a ‘hero’
Hard work: Angela Rippon and her dance partner Kai Widdrington then performed their Paso Doble to Hung Up by Madonna for a second time
Gutted: Krishnan (C) and Lauren (L) couldn’t disguise their disappointment as they discovered they were leaving the show
Sad to go: Speaking about his time on the show Krishnan gushed: ‘I said it has been life changing and it genuinely has. I am incredibly grateful to the entire production team, judges, my incredible Strictly family up there’
‘I said it has been life changing and it genuinely has. I am incredibly grateful to the entire production team, judges, my incredible Strictly family up there.
‘It’s right I am going out this week and I have got to get back to life. The thing that has made Strictly really special is Lauren.
She is most incredible teacher, partner, friend. She is the real Strictly star and I am so delighted I am the first partnership you have had.
She is going to go a long way and I am very proud of her.’
The remaining seven couples will take to the dancefloor next week when the Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool Special returns to the Tower Ballroom.
Watch on Saturday 18th November at 6:40pm, with the results show on Sunday 19th November at 7:20pm on BBC One.
Strictly 2023: Week Eight Leaderboard
Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – Argentine Tango to Tattoo by Loreen – 39 points out of 40
Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola– Rumba to True Colours by Cyndi LauperWilliams – 35 points out of 40
Nigel Harman and Katya Jones – Couples Choice to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars – 34 points out of 40
Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu – Waltz to With You I’m Born Again by Billy Preston and Syreeta – 33 points out of 40
Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell – American Smooth to Ghost of You by 5 Seconds of Summer -32 points out of 40
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington – Pasa Doble to Hung Up by Madonna – 32 points out of 40
Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe – Samba to Whenever, Whereber by Shakila – 31 points out of 40
Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley – Samba to Bamboléo by Gipsy Kings Al – 25 points out of 40
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