Strictly Come Dancing: Michelle Visage is eliminated from the show in Blackpool

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Michelle Visage praised her 'incredible' dance partner Giovanni Pernice as she said an emotional goodbye during her shock Strictly Come Dancing exit on Sunday.

The Drag Race star, 51, was kicked out of the competition during the Blackpool Special when she failed to impress the judges or viewers with her Street Commercial routine - set to the tune of Vogue by Madonna.

Michelle and Giovanni, 29, were left in the bottom two with Saffron Barker, 19, and AJ Pritchard, 25, after Saturday's performance.

She's gone? Michelle Visage praised her 'incredible' dance partner Giovanni Pernice as she said an emotional goodbye during her shock Strictly Come Dancing exit on Sunday

She's gone? Michelle Visage praised her 'incredible' dance partner Giovanni Pernice as she said an emotional goodbye during her shock Strictly Come Dancing exit on Sunday

But their rivals' Quickstep to Marvellous Party by Beverley Knight just scraped Saffron and AJ through into the next leg of the competition. 

Before leaving the Strictly ballroom Michelle gushed about her 'amazing' experience and called Giovanni her 'rock' and 'best friend'.

'At 51 years old and never danced in my life, I never thought I’d be able to do what I have done and to have such an incredible partner,' she enthused.

'To be here for my husband and my kids and the entire community, that’s why I did what I did. I am so honoured to be welcomed by my new friends here.

'Obviously I couldn’t have done it without Giovanni. He has been so amazing, so transformative. Just my rock and my best friend throughout this entire competition.'

Upsetting: The Drag Race star was eliminated from the show after losing to Saffron Barker in the dance-off

Upsetting: The Drag Race star was eliminated from the show after losing to Saffron Barker in the dance-off

Addressing rumours they argued during rehearsals, Michelle added: 'He could take it as much as he could dish it, and I needed somebody like that. 

'I’m going to miss seeing him every day. I would never have wanted to do this with anyone else.'

On Saturday seven celebrity couples took to the dance floor of The

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