Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton fifth couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing

Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton fifth couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing

Scott Mills and his professional partner Joanne Clifton have become the fifth couple to be eliminated from this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The Radio 1 DJ departed after landing in the dance-off this week with TV presenter Alison Hammond and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

Strictly Come Dancing, Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton


Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton

The couples came bottom in the Halloween Week rankings, after the judges’ scores and viewer votes were combined.

Both pairs reprised their routines from last night in a bid to impress the judges, with Mills and Clifton performing their foxtrot to ‘The Addams Family Theme’. They scored 21 for the routine last night (November 1).

Hammond and Skorjanec then performed their American Smooth to Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, which earned them 26 points on Saturday.

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Hammond and Skorjanec, saying: “I would like to save the couple that threw the kitchen sink at the routine – extra turns and all sorts of wafting. That is Alison and Aljaz.”

Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli then backed Horwood’s decision, sealing Mills and Clifton’s fate.

Strictly Come Dancing, Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec


Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec

Head judge Len Goodman said that he would have disagreed with his fellow judges, explaining: “Had it been left to me, I thought they were both so much fun.

“They were both dancing the foxtrot, so I went for the section which was the foxtrot. And in that case, it would have been Scott that I would have saved.”

Following his elimination, Mills said: “It’s something that I never thought I would do and I’m so glad that I said ‘yes’ to it, because it’s been the most fun I’ve ever had!”

He went on to praise Clifton, saying: “We’ve become friends so it’s really sweet. It doesn’t really end for me here, because I’ll still see her.”

Clifton said of her partner: “He’s made my first experience of Strictly so special. He’s the best partner I could have asked for. We’ve had so much fun, and I’m just so proud of him.

Strictly Come Dancing, Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton


“He’s come from absolutely nowhere, and I think loads of people at home can relate to him – he’s got two left feet – but coming out in front of everybody and just performing in front of millions of people each week, I’m so proud of him.”

Sunday night’s results show also featured a performance by Annie Lennox, who sang ‘I Put a Spell on You’.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One next Saturday (November 8) at 6.30pm, with the following results show airing on Sunday (November 9) at 7.45pm.

By joclifton

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