Who left Strictly Come Dancing this week?
Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu has left Strictly Come Dancing.
Akudolu departed the ballroom and latin dancing competition last night (October 1, 2017) after losing to comedian Brian Conley in the dance-off. Accompanied by professional dance partner Pasha Kovalev, Akudola danced the Foxtrot to ‘I’m a Woman’ to fight for her place in the next round. Unfortunately, they lost out to Conley and professional partner Amy Dowden’s Cha Cha to ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’.
Judge Craig Revel-Horwood opted to save Akudolu, but fellow judges Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas all decided to keep Conley and Dowden in the competition.
Speaking after her exit, Akudolu said: Thank you to everyone who has supported.”
On Kovalev, she added: “And this guy … this dude, I have loved every minute dancing with him and it will continue because I will just be going round his house to dance now. But I don’t have his address so if anyone could email me I would appreciate it! And thank you to the judges for the constructive criticism which I will take on board. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Kovalev said: “You were so much fun to work with, all the laughs we had together, all the great dancing we did together I absolutely enjoyed every single second of it and fine, come over to my house!