Tearful Anastacia is voted off Strictly Come Dancing

Laura admitted that she felt she had let people close to her down, including her professional dance partner Giovanni.

This weekend had seen spiders, witches, broomsticks and ghosts invaded the Strictly ballroom for the Fright Night Halloween special - the spookiest event in the Strictly Come Dancing calendar!

Daisy - who has found herself at the bottom of the leader two weeks in a row - was forced to dance against Anastacia in Sunday night's results show, despite impressing the audience with her Paso Doble in the main show on Saturday.

The judges were united in their decision to final say goodbye to the singer whose appearance at the show had already courted controversy.

'Somebody must go every week - there's only one couple left standing at the end of the day', said Brendan.

She said: "Watching it at home with my mates eating a Chinese curry, it did seem like - knowing I should be there - it was really hard to watch it".

Meanwhile, Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford became tearful after his rumba to Evanescence's Bring Me To Life with partner Natalie Lowe, scoring just 26 points putting them level with Balls and Jones.

Head judge Len Goodman called it Balls's "best dance yet". This was a place for me to get to know my "female" and this place allowed me to do that; the hair, the make-up, the production, the judges gave me great comments, you and Claudia [Winkleman] have been unbelievable, the way you run this family, this family is handsome and you (Brendan) are awesome.

"You guys are fantastic, the way you run this show is like a family".

He added he was also grateful to North East Lincolnshire's Mayor Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell who urged visitors to the show to vote with her for the Grimsby representatives.

"I just thought, 'Oh you're joking?' and then I ran into my room and jumped on the bed - I literally did that. You've taught me so much".

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues at 6.55pm Saturday on BBC One. "Thank you so much, what a great ride".

  • Salvatore Jensen