Sunday 27 November 2022 06:50 PM Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Taylor is the ninth contestant to be voted off ... trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 06:50 PM Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Taylor is the ninth contestant to be voted off ... trends now
Sunday 27 November 2022 06:50 PM Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Taylor is the ninth contestant to be voted off ... trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 06:50 PM Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Taylor is the ninth contestant to be voted off ... trends now

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe became the ninth dancing partnership to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday evening.

The Ted Lasso actress, 38, and the professional dancer, 35, missed out on a spot on next week's show after facing Fleur East and Vito Coppola in the dance off.

During Saturday's show, Ellie found herself at the bottom of the leaderboard after receiving a mere five out of ten points from judge Craig Revel Horwood.

Bye! Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe became the ninth dancing partnership to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday evening

Bye! Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe became the ninth dancing partnership to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday evening

After landing in the bottom two, Ellie performed heir Jive to Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison in a bid to stay in the competition.

However the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton du Beke unanimously voted to save Fleur and Vito after they performed their Rumba to Too Lost in You by the Sugababes.

After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts.

Craig chose to save Fleur and Vito, explaining: 'Based purely on the technique alone I would like to save Fleur and Vito.'

She's out: The Ted Lasso actress, 38, and the professional dancer, 35, missed out on a spot on next week's show after facing Fleur East and Vito Coppola in the dance off

She's out: The Ted Lasso actress, 38, and the professional dancer, 35, missed out on a spot on next week's show after facing Fleur East and Vito Coppola in the dance off

Motsi also chose to save the couple, and said: 'First of all I would like to say that both couples performed really really well, also for me the technical aspect was very important, so I'm going to save Fleur and Vito.'

Anton added: 'Well I'd just like to say congratulations to both couples for getting this far into the competition. Both danced marvellously. I thought Ellie danced a great performance in your Jive. And Fleur I thought your technique was strong and you performance was powerful, and I'd like to save Fleur and Vito.'

With three votes to Fleur and Vito, it meant they had won the majority vote and would be staying in the competition regardless, however Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she would also have decided to save Fleur and Vito.

Vote off: However the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton du Beke unanimously voted to save Fleur and Vito after they performed their Rumba to Too Lost

Vote off: However the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton du Beke unanimously voted to save Fleur and Vito after they performed their Rumba to Too Lost

Shirley said: 'Both couples danced exceptionally well but on this occasion, down to the technique qualities, I'd have saved Fleur and Vito.'

Asked by Tess if had been everything she expected it to be, Ellie said: 'It has and it's been, I'm going to be a cliché machine now, buts it's been everything and more. I never in a million years expected to be in for this long and to experience it so fully. 

'Strictly is about dancing but it's also about the people, and every part of this show from the top to bottom, from the Execs to the make-up, to the hair to the costumes, to the sets to the band, to my fellow celebs and the dancers - even some of the judges have been alright! It's been an absolute privilege to become part of the Strictly alumni and I've really really loved it.'

Ouch! During Saturday's show, Ellie found herself at the bottom of the leaderboard after receiving a mere five out of ten points from judge Craig Revel Horwood

Ouch! During Saturday's show, Ellie found herself at the bottom of the leaderboard after receiving a mere five out of ten points from judge Craig Revel Horwood

Asked about her special relationship with Johannes, Ellie said: 'We've had so much fun. And to borrow an Anton-ism, let me tell you about you Johannes Radebe. You [Johannes] are as wonderful as everyone said you would be, and I've said you're like human sunshine and you really really are. 

'You see people and you saw me, at every point. I have been so worried and so out of my comfort zone and so self-conscious and so weird and you have said 'embrace your weird Ellie'. You've done it so full-heartedly and without judgement.

'It's been an absolute privilege to dance with you JoJo, I don't know what runs through your body but it's not blood, it's rhythm and it's music, and to watch you perform is incredible.'

Dancing their socks off: After landing in the bottom two, Ellie performed heir Jive to Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison in a bid to stay in the competition

Dancing their socks off: After landing in the bottom two, Ellie

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