Caroline Quentin and her parter Johannes Radebe faced Maisie Smith and her partner Gorka Márquez in the Strictly Come Dancing dance-off on Sunday night. Carline performed the Cha Cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass once again but it wasn’t enough to impress the judges as they chose to save Maisie instead. As it was revealed Caroline would be heading home, Johannes struggled to fight back tears as their journey together came to an end.
Speaking after the dance-off, Caroline told Johannes: “I have had the honour and privilege of working with some of the greatest dancers this country has ever known I mean I really believe it, I think they are absolutely fantastic.
“But of course my greatest gift coming on this show is this man.”
When asked if he had anything to add, he replied: “Oh my gosh, what a woman, thank you, thank you again, thank you, thank you, thank you.
“I don’t know what to say, because it was a beautiful one, I had a beautiful journey with you, thank you my darling, thank you.”
The pair then took to the dance floor to perform the final time together as their co-stars watched on.
Revealing why they were being sent home, Craig Revel Horwood explained: “I absolutely love both couples, but for me one couple was outstanding and danced as though their lives depended on it and that couple I would like to save, Maisie and Gorka.”
Anton du Beke continued: “Well I thought both couples danced beautifully.
“I think they are beautiful couples danced fabulous routines.
The Cha Cha Cha is a dance all celebrities have struggled with this season and Maisie performed it in last week’s dance-off too.
Following their elimination, Strictly fans rushed to Twitter to express their sadness over losing Caroline from the competition.
“I’m really sad Caroline and Johannes have gone out of the competition the votes really do count. I loved all of your performances your cha cha did make me smile so much,” one viewer posted.
Another added: “Soo gutted their journey has come to an end but absolutely love the relationship they have developed and it’s journey has just begun! Love you @quentyquestions and @jojo_radebe.”