Brendan Cole says 'it's probably right' he and Anastacia left Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues at 6.55pm Saturday on BBC One.

It smashed ITV1's X Factor ratings, which averaged an audience of 5.7 million, for another week running.

The ex-Labour MP dressed as a mad scientist for the Halloween-themed special and danced to Hansel Martinez's version of Love Potion No. 9.

Anastacia and her partner Brendan Cole came face to face with fellow dance-off duo model Daisy Lowe and Aljaz Skorjanec but their Fright Night routine to Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell was deemed second best to their rival's pasodoble performance.

Darcey Bussell backed this up: "It's really tough of course when people are in the dance off and hard to make this choice but the couple I would like to save, for their dance quality and performance, is Daisy and Aljaz".

Keith said: "We are mightily relieved both our children are still in the competition and very proud they are still producing the numbers (votes) and are attracting good comments from the judges".

And making it a hat trick of brilliant dances were Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard, with a bewitching American smooth to Little Mix's Black Magic.

Partners Janette's fiancé is her Strictly co-star Alja¿ ¿korjanec- who is also Daisy's dance partner this series
Partners Janette's fiancé is her Strictly co-star Aljaž Škorjanec- who is also Daisy's dance partner this series

Meanwhile, Rutherford and Lowe will perform a rumba to Bring Me To Life by Evanescence whilst TV presenter Laura Whitmore is set to return to the dance floor after missing last week's show through injury.

Kevin Clifton with Louise Redknapp, dancing as the Joker and Harley Quinn, won through to the next round along with Joanne Clifton and Ore Oduba.

Brendan replied: "I will miss you".

"We are now concentrating on making Len's last series the best yet".

Burns co-wrote the hit track which went to number one in the United Kingdom in 1985.

Claudia, who hosts Strictly Come Dancing with co-star Tess Daly, said she did not want any other parents to go through the ordeal suffered by her own family when her then eight-year-old's witch costume caught fire in 2014.

After finishing bottom of the leaderboard Anastacia became the favorite to leave the competition on Sunday's show.

  • Salvatore Jensen