Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Who left Strictly this week?

30 September 2018, 20:00 | Updated: 1 October 2018, 16:57

Strictly Come Dancing 2018
Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

Strictly Come Dancing has kicked off for 2018!

(Strictly spoilers ahead! Obviously)

15 celebrities and their professional partners are taking part in the 16th series of the BBC One show, all hoping to take home the coveted glitterball trophy.

But who has left the competition?

  1. Week 1/2: Susannah Constantine and Anton du Beke

    Anton and Susannah
    Picture: BBC

    After two live shows, the judges' scores for both weeks were added up, and then combined with the results of the viewers’ votes, to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.

    Fashion expert Susannah Constantine was the first contestant to leave Strictly, as she faced Lee Ryan in the dance off.

    Susannah and dance partner Anton Du Beke did their Foxtrot to 'They Can’t Take That Away From Me' by Frank Sinatra, and Lee and partner Nadiya Bychkova performed their Jive to 'Blue Suede Shoes' by Elvis Presley.

    All four judges chose to save Lee over Susannah.

    Susannah said: “I know it has gone a bit quick, but you know what I just feel so lucky to have had three weeks learning to dance with Anton and to have met all these amazing people. And for me they are the most important and I feel really privileged to have met them all, and it has been amazing. And thank you (judges) you’ve made the right choice you guys, Lee and Nadiya were brilliant but Anton is still the king!”

    Anton added: “It’s just all too brief, I have had the most fabulous time with Susannah, she is going to be a great loss to the show. Sadly someone’s got to go but I wish it wasn’t you because you’re wonderful to be with. I’m going to miss spending time with you in the studio, we’ve had a great time, we’ve had enormous amounts of fun and you’re wonderful and thank you very much indeed.”