Strictly Come Dancing Results – first elimination
On Strictly Come Dancing, the first elimination takes place in week 2, as the couples have one show where they don’t face the public vote. The judges marks are carried forward to this week, and added together with their scores for the week 2 dances which we saw last night. At the end of the show, the bottom two couples face the dance-off and then the judges vote for the weakest dancer to leave the competition.
Johnny Ball is the first to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2012
Johnny Ball and professional partner Iveta Lukosiute, and Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag, became the first two couples to face the dance-off.
The fourteen couples each danced a Foxtrot, Jive, Cha Cha, Viennese Waltz or Salsa in a bid to impress the viewers at home, as well as judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood – in the studio.
The judges’ scores were combined with their scores from last week, and then these overall scores were amalgamated with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Richard and Erin did their Cha Cha to Love Shack by The B52s and Johnny and Iveta performed their Foxtrot to Everything by Michael Bublé in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts:
Craig chose to save Richard saying: “I would like to save, based on content alone, Richard and Erin.”
Darcey chose to save Richard saying: “For me, it is about the dance content between the two dances, and who gave me the most confidence in them (as a couple), and for me that is Richard and Erin.”
Bruno chose to save Richard saying: “For both couples it wasn’t as good the second time round. Again, for content alone, for that reason I would go for Richard and Erin.”
With three unanimous votes to save Richard it meant that Johnny Ball bowed out of the competition.
Reflecting back on the results of tonight’s show, Johnny stated “I think for my age I did quite, quite well. I’m so disappointed I’m leaving, I really, really am.”
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from The Scissor Sisters, singing Let’s have a Kiki.
Next week’s show will be the first of Strictly Come Dancing’s show-stopping themed weekend this series live from BBC Television Centre. Tune in on Saturday 20th October at 6.30pm for Strictly does Hollywood with the results show on Sunday 21st October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.