A Be sure to come dance Contestant was eliminated from the show just a week before the finale.
On Sunday (December 11), the remaining celebrities performed two dances in hopes of securing a spot in next week’s finals.
Unfortunately, actor Will Mellor fell at the last hurdle and became the 11th person to be chosen from this year’s series.
Mellor danced off with singer and radio host Fleur East. Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse opted to save East, but when Anton Du saved Beke Mellor it was up to Chief Justice Shirley Ballas to cast the deciding vote.
“First of all, the British public has spoken and I take that on board with respect,” Ballas said. “My fellow judges have decided they don’t agree, so I’ve been making lots of notes here. Both couples were outstanding, and not just today, but throughout the series. I loved both of them.”
Both Horwood and Ballas said they were “the hardest decisions” they’ve ever had to make on the show, with the former adding that he’s “made a lot of them, darling.”
Reflecting on his departure, Mellor said: “I have to thank you all for giving me this chance to put a smile on my mum’s face, she deserves it. I will take everything I learned from this show with me in everything I do because it shows that you can achieve more than you think.
He continued; “I didn’t think I could get this far and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved but also of everyone who voted for me, who supported me, the messages I get from my local community received and children. Thank you everyone, we really appreciated every little bit.”
Mellor also urged every celebrity who has the opportunity to attend the show to say yes. “If you get the chance to get to this floor, do it. It’s incredible,’ he said.
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That Two pints of lager and a packet of chips The star’s dance partner Nancy Xu said: “I’m proud of the partnership, we’ve had such an amazing journey together. I really wish I could make more memories with you and your family.”
StrictThe live finale of airs this Saturday (17 December) at 19:15 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
East, Molly Rainford, Helen Skelton and Hamza Yassin will all be fighting for a chance to win the Glitterball trophy.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/will-mellor-strictly-come-dancing-final-b2243492.html Will Mellor canceled Strictly Come Dancing a week before the finale