Legendary broadcaster Angela Rippon, 79, has been eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing after finding herself in the bottom two in a surprising turn of events. Rippon and her professional partner Kai Widdrington faced off against EastEnders star Bobby Brazier in tonight's results show.
In an emotional goodbye, Rippon thanked her partner Kai for their time together on the show. She expressed her gratitude for the experience and the joy it brought her, describing it as the most terrifying, fantastic, and glorious time she has had in her profession in a long while. Rippon also praised the team spirit and support she received from her fellow dancers throughout the competition.
A Close Dance Off
Rippon and Widdrington performed the American smooth to Ella Fitzgerald's "Tea For Two," while Brazier and his partner Dianne Buswell jived to Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Despite a standout performance from Brazier, the decision came down to a majority vote, with three judges choosing Brazier and Buswell to stay in the competition.
An Unlikely Pair
Widdrington, 28, and Rippon, 79, formed an unexpected bond during their time together on the show. Despite their 51-year age difference, the two became close friends and supported each other throughout the competition. Widdrington praised Rippon's talent and expressed his pride in dancing with her.
It was a bittersweet farewell for Angela Rippon as she bid adieu to Strictly Come Dancing. While her time on the show has come to an end, the memories and friendships she made will last a lifetime.