PUBLISHED: 20:01, Sun, Nov 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:01, Sun, Nov 1, 2020
Strictly Come Dancing fans tuned in on Sunday evening (November 1) for the first elimination of the 2020 series. The special episode saw two couples dance again before one pair were sent home. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about what happened and who left the show.
Season 18 of Strictly Come Dancing was well and truly underway tonight as the first couple was sent home.
All 12 contestants and their professional partners took to the dance floor on Saturday evening.
Their scores from judges Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood were then combined with last week’s leaderboard.
Ahead of the public vote, this meant Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez were at the top of the leaderboard alongside HRVY and Janette Manrara.
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Who left Strictly Come Dancing tonight? (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing results: Jamie and Karen were also in the bottom two (Image: BBC)
Both impressed the judges in week one and week two, landing them 12 points each.
Also near the top of the leaderboard were Nicola Adams and Katya Jones who performed their couple’s choice dance in Saturday’s show.
At the bottom of the scoreboard heading into the results show were Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke.
Other couples in the danger zone were Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer as well as Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk.
The judges’ scores when then combined with the public vote to decide who was in the bottom two.
Strictly Come Dancing results: Jacqui and Anton left first (Image: BBC)
In Sunday night’s result show, the two couples in the bottom two were Jacqui and Anton and Jamie and Karen.
After dancing again for the judges, it was former home secretary Jacqui who was eliminated.
This came after she performed her Samba to Help