This week on Strictly Come Dancing saw 48-year-old newsreader Kate and her professional dancer partner Aljaž Škorjanec take to Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom for a rousing American Smooth performance to Everlasting Love by Love Affair.
Dressed in a sparkling powder pink gown, Kate looked every bit the pro on the dance floor and she received heartfelt comments from the BBC series’ judges.
Unfortunately the viewer vote put Kate and fellow contestant Graeme Swann with his dance partner Oti Mabuse in the bottom two during tonight’s results show.
Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and head judge Shirley Ballas deliberated over the decision before deciding to send Kate home from the competition.
A heartbroken Kate became the eighth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing after facing cricketer Graeme, 39, one final time.
Both couples performed their routines again, with Graeme and Oti delivering another energetic and fun version of The Trolley Song from Meet Me in St Louis to Theatre & Jazz (Couples Choice).
Craig kicked off the voting by choosing to save Graeme and Oti to dance another week in the competition.
“For technique and performance I’d like to save Graeme and Oti,” he said, and Darcey followed suit.
Heaving a big sigh in anticipation, Darcey explained: “This is really tough, but the couple I would like to save on a more energised and detailed performance is Graeme and Oti.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Kate Silverton was eliminated from the competition in tonight's show (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Kate Silverton thanked her partner Aljaz