Who left Strictly tonight?


ANOTHER week and another celebrity seeing their time on Strictly Come Dancing come to end.

The curtains closed and the end credits rolled as Movie Week finished with judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke deciding the latest contestant to leave the show.

Strictly Come Dancing returned for week three – but who became the next contestant to be eliminated?

Who left Strictly tonight?

Former Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn and her dance partner Gorka Marquez became the latest couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

Saturday night saw John Whaite and Johannes Radebe put in a spectacular performance to narrowly miss out on a perfect score.

Their fantastic paso doble – dressed as Pirates of the Caribbean characters – earned them a 39 out of 40.

But Katie was eliminated after failing to impress the judges in their American Smooth to Cruella De Vil by Mel Leven.

And she becomes the second contestant to leave, after ex-EastEnders star Nina Wadia was booted off in week two.

Who was in the dance off?

Katie McGlynn and her partner Gorka Marquez were up against Judi Love and her partner Graziano Di Prima in dance off.

Once each couple finished their final dance off routines, it was then down to the judges to decide who they wanted to stay in the competition.

Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse both used their votes to save Judi and Graziano.

Anton then decided to save Katie, after declaring it the toughest part of the show.

That left it down to head judge Shirley Ballas to cast the deciding vote, choosing to keep Judi for at least another week – and send Katie home.

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates…

Who has left Strictly so far?

Here’s who has left the show so far:

  • Week two: Nina Wadia and Neil Jones.
  • Week three: Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez

Who is still left in the competition?

There are still 14 celebrities all dancing for that Glitterball trophy.

The stars that are left in the competition are:

  • Adam Peaty
  • AJ Odudu 
  • Dan Walker 
  • Greg Wise
  • John Whaite
  • Judi Love
  • Rhys Stephenson
  • Robert Webb 
  • Rose Ayling-Ellis 
  • Sara Davies
  • Tilly Ramsay
  • Tom Fletcher 
  • Ugo Monye

When is Strictly next on TV?

Strictly continues next Saturday (October 16, 2021) at 7pm.

The results show will air the following day on Sunday (October 17, 2021) at 7.10pm.

You can also catch any missed episodes on the BBC iPlayer.