STRICTLY COME DANCING fans have been left gutted for professional dancer Gorka Marquez after his celebrity partner Katie McGlynn became the second contestant kicked off the BBC competition.
Strictly Come Dancing fans saw the second elimination of the series on Sunday night as Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez left the competition. BBC viewers watched the pair take to the dance floor once again on Sunday night as they found themselves in the bottom two despite getting positive comments from the judges. As a result, they had to perform for a second time in the dreaded dance-off but weren’t able to do enough to keep their place in the competition.
It was tough luck for Katie and Gorka who faced Judi Love and her partner Graziano Di Prima despite neither couple placing bottom of the leaderboard at the end of Saturday evening’s instalment.
Both couples performed their dances once more in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
After dancing for a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts, and Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Judi and Graziano.
He said: “Well, I think both couples did really well and improved in the dance-off itself, but there was one couple for me who shone brighter in the performance, and that is Judi and Graziano.”
Motsi Mabuse agreed, explaining: “I think this is getting tougher and tougher every year.
“It was so close, it was a really hard decision to take, but I am going to go with the overall positive picture, which was more dance intensive, so I am going to go with Judi and Graziano.”
Anton Du Beke flipped the cards and decided to save Katie and Gorka, explaining he thought their performance was much cleaner.
He commented: “It really is not the nicest part of the show. I thought that both the couples danced very very well, their performances they gave this evening were very very strong.
“I just felt that one couple was cleaner than the other, and one couple made a very slight mistake. Because of that I am going to save Katie and Gorka.”
It came down to head judge Shirley Ballas to cast the deciding vote and she chose to save Judi and Graziano.
“This is always a tough part of the job, both couples gave it their very, very. “Brinkwire Summary News”.