Strictly Come Dancing
The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers, BBC,Guy Levy
Strictly Come Dancing
The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers, BBC, Guy Levy

Adam Thomas is the sixth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2023 

Strictly Come Dancing
The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers,BBC,Guy Levy
Strictly Come Dancing
The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers, BBC,Guy Levy

Tonight the remaining couples took to the Strictly Ballroom floor in the hope of impressing our judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Head Judge, Shirley Ballas and the voting public. 

Strictly Come Dancing
The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers, BBC,Guy Levy

This weekend, Adam Thomas became the sixth contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing as he faced Angela Rippon in the dreaded dance off. 

Strictly Come Dancing
Angela Rippon CBE and Kai Widdrington and Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk,BBC, Guy Levy

Both couples performed their routines again. Angela Rippon and her dance partner Kai Widdrington performed their Waltz to Fascination by Nat King Cole. Adam and his dance partner Luba Mushtuk performed their Rumba to Dancing On My Own by Callum Scott, in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition. 

Strictly Come Dancing
Angela Rippon CBE and Kai Widdrington and Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk, BBC, Guy Levy

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

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Angela and Kai. 

Craig said: “It’s a tough one actually because I think both couples have improved in the dance off and I really like both couples, so I’m going to have to make a decision on technique alone and on that decision, I would like to save Angela and Kai.” 

Motsi Mabuse chose to save Angela and Kai. 

Motsi said: “Well I had to agree with Craig it was a really, really tough one this time, and both improved but I will save Angela and Kai.” 

Anton Du Beke chose to save Angela and Kai. 

Anton said: “This is the closest dance off we’ve had in the series so far, it’s been easy so far but this has been the most difficult. Obviously very different styles of dance, but danced them very well, but with the content and clarity of the technique I’m going to have to save Angela and Kai.” 

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

Shirley said: “Yes I would have saved Angela and Kai.” 

When asked by Tess about his time on the show, Adam said: “Seven incredible weeks, what a journey it’s been. I honestly thought I was leaving in week two and the fact that I’ve got this far I’m so proud of myself, I’ve had an amazing time from start to finish. I came here to learn how to dance and I’ve learned so much more about myself. The confidence and self-belief I now have in myself, it’s out of this world I have to thank all these guys up here. What a bunch to be on this journey with, I’m just very, very lucky! I know my kids are at home now probably crying, it’s okay – Daddy’s okay! I just wanted to teach my kids that it’s not just about winning or losing, it’s about taking part and doing your best. [To Luba] I just want to say thank you to this one and I’m sorry, I wanted to get us to Blackpool!” 

Strictly Come Dancing
Tess Daly, Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk ,BBC, Guy Levy

Luba said: “Don’t be sorry, you are incredible, I had the best season. Just to get to know you, your family and kids, it’s been much more than just a dance show. You’re the winner of my heart forever and it’s better than a trophy.” 

Strictly Come Dancing
Karen Hauer, Zara Larsson, Nancy Xu, BBC, Guy Levy

The results show opened with a magnificent routine, choreographed by Strictly alumni, Oti Mabuse, and a performance from Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson singing ‘On My Love’ in the ballroom. 

Strictly Come Dancing
Adam Thomas and The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers and Celebrities ,BBC, Guy Levy

The remaining eight couples will take to the dancefloor next when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 11th November at 18:05, with the results show on Sunday 12th November at 19:20 on BBC One. 

Strictly Come Dancing
Adam Thomas and The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 Professional Dancers and Celebrities BBC, Guy Levy

Strictly – It Takes Two 

Adam and Luba will be joining Fleur East for their first exclusive televised interview live on Strictly It Takes Two on Monday 6th November at 18:30on BBC Two

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