The question of who left Strictly Come Dancing this week has no doubt been the minds of fans since the celebrities took to the ballroom for their fifth week and two couples prepared to face the dreaded dance-off.
After the initial excitement of Strictly Come Dancing starting again in September and the announcement of the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 couples, fans’ joy has now been mixed with sadness as their favorite celebrities begin to depart the glitzy competition.
Week 2 saw partners Nina Wadia and Neil Jones become the first pair eliminated from the series. Hollyoaks star Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez became the second couple to be knocked out, followed by Greg Wise and Karen Hauer last week.
But who left Strictly Come Dancing this week?
Who left Strictly Come Dancing last night?
Oti Mabuse and Ugo Monye left Strictly Come Dancing last night, becoming the fourth couple to be voted out of the 2021 series.
Former rugby union player Ugo failed to impress the judges enough with his Rumba to Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars, earning just 20 points, with Craig Revel Horwood handing him and Oti just 3.
After receiving the least votes from the public and ending up in the bottom two, it was Oti and Ugo and Rhys and Nancy who took on the dance-off, in a bid to earn a place in next week's show.
Judi and Graziano performed a classic American Smooth to I’ve Got The World On A String by Michael Bublé, managing to come out on top.
Ultimately, it was children's TV host Rhys and his partner Nancy Xu who won the approval of the judges and were chosen to remain in the competition.
Oti and Ugo took to social media to share a video together, thanking fans for their support along the way.
"Our journey on Strictly is over. Unfortunately for us we haven't quite made it to Halloween week," Question of Sport team captain Ugo said with his arm around Oti.
Commending Oti for all the hard work she put into training him, he added, "I think for me all I wanted to do, whatever my potential was, get to it. Considering who's left, I think I've absolutely reached the peak of my potential."
"I adore you, thank you for your time and for pushing even with your injury," Oti continued, embracing Ugo in a hug.
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Ugo also penned a touching message to end his time on Strictly 2021, sharing a series of gorgeous shots of him and Oti on the dance floor throughout their weeks together.
Giving a special shout out to Oti, Ugo highlighted the special bond they have formed during their time as a Strictly couple.
"Thank you for believing in me and making me feel at ease when I am totally out of my comfort zone 😂. It’s fair to say that the dance floor is a daunting place but I wouldn’t have changed a thing," he penned.
"SO much work goes on behind the scenes - from choreography to hair to make up to costume and everything in between. Thank you to everyone who played a part, you made it a very special time ✨. The standard of dancing is incredible, I’ve made friends for life and I wish everyone the best of luck in the competition.
"Over and Out #TeamUgoti ❤️," he added to round off the heartfelt upload.
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Fans of the show were devastated to see Ugo and two-time Strictly champion Oti go, taking to social media to share their sadness.
One wrote, "Gutted! Oti is 100% the best dancer that show has and every year she proves it!"
"Such a kind man! You will be missed on the show," another penned.
"Very sad to see Ugo and Oti leave. Ugo braught Joy to the dancefloor every single week. Oti is one of the best professionals #Strictly has ever had. I felt sorry for Ugo this week as the Rumba wasn't for him and I feel like his injury held him back which is a shame," a third passionate commenter chipped in.
Strictly leaderboard after week 5
- John Whaite and Johannes Radebe 38
- Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice 37
- Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin 36
- AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington 34
- Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden 34
- Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu 32
- Adam Peaty and Katya Jones 29
- Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova 28
- Sara Davies and Aljaž Skorjanec 25
- Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse 20 - Eliminated
Great British Bake Off star John Whaite and partner Johannes Radebe earned their spot at the top of the week five leader board with a score of 38 for their Charleston to Milord by Édith Piaf.
They were given two nines and two tens for the energetic performance, which ended in Johannes being pied in the face by John.
Meanwhile, Sara and Aljaž, who were at the top of the leader board in week four, were bumped down to ninth place, just above Oti and Ugo who were sent home this week.
Strictly Come Dancing Results Show is on every Sunday on BBC One and is also available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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