Actor Patrick Robinson has narrowly missed out on a place in the Strictly Come Dancing final next weekend, after viewers chose to vote him off the show tonight.
The Casualty actor and his dance partner Anya Garnis faced Sunday’s dance off for the third time, alongside newcomers to the bottom two, Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede and professional Artem Chigvintsev.
To decide which couples must face the dance-off, the judges’ scores are combined with the results of the viewers’ votes.
Both couples were asked to perform one of their routines again; Patrick and Anya performed their Waltz to the Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" and Natalie and Artem performed their Argentine Tango to "Montserrat" by Bajofondo.
Then, it was down to judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell to deliver their verdicts.
Craig, Darcey and Bruno all opted to save Natalie and Artem, while head judge said that he would have agreed had the result not already been decided.
“I’ve had an incredible journey, an incredible time, what an experience," said Patrick, when asked about his time on the show. "Anya Garnis is just an incredible dancer, an incredible choreographer.”
“My highlight really may be a surprise, but being in the training room was the place I had the most fun and the most hard work," the actor continued. "Being here was just the icing on the cake.”
Patrick's dance partner paid tribute to his hard-working attitude. “You surprised me, you delivered week after week, but more than anything you inspired me so much," said Anya.
"I couldn’t have done it without you. I think from my heart that you are a true artist."
Sunday night's show opened with a high energy performance from Strictly's professional dancers that featured a surprise appearance from magical illusionist Dynamo.
"Without wanting to spoil it this is the semi-final week and I already know who is going to win Strictly this year – I think it will surprise you all," said Dynamo who can, apparently, tell the future.
Further entertainment was provided by two professional dancers who showed this year's celebrities how their art is really done with a stunning routine, before Grammy Award-winning songstress Celine Dion performed her single "Breakaway".
Following Patrick's departure, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Abbey Clancy, Susanna Reid and Natalie Gumede remain to compete in the first ever all-female Strictly showdown.
Natalie, model Abbey and BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna are the favourites to win but Natalie is edging ahead, with bookmakers placing odds of 13/5 on her victory according to odds comparison site easyodds.com.
Who will be crowned belle of the ballroom and lift the Glitter Ball trophy next Saturday?
Strictly Come Dancing past winners
Strictly Come Dancing past winners
1/12 Caroline Flack
Caroline Flack triumphed ahead of Frankie Bridge, Mark Wright and Simon Webbe to lift the 2014 Glitter Ball trophy with Pasha Kovalev.
2/12 Abbey Clancey
Model Abbey Clancy won the 2013 series with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec.
3/12 Louis Smith
Last year's winner was Olympic gymnastics bronze medallist Louis Smith, who took part fresh from the glory of the London games. He won Strictly with Flavia Cacace after Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer challenged him in the final.
4/12 Harry Judd
McFly drummer Harry Judd and his partner Aliona Vilani took the trophy in 2011 after seeing off competition from Jason Donavan. He had previously won a Children in Need special of Strictly, in which he beat The Saturdays' Rochelle Wiseman to the title.
5/12 Kara Tointon
EastEnders star Kara Tointon was the second actress to win Strictly in 2010, partnered with debut professional Artem Chigvintsev. She has appeared in Pygmalion in the West End with Rupert Everett.
6/12 Chris Hollins
News presenter and sportsman Chris Hollins won in 2009 with Ola Jordan to beat actor Ricky Whittle to the crown. He managed to avoid the dance-off for the entirety of his run. He presented the BBC Breakfast sports news while appearing on Strictly.
7/12 Tom Chambers
Holby City actor Tom Chambers won in 2008 with Camilla Dallerup, who was competing in her last series of the show. Model Lisa Snowdon and S Club star Rachel Stevens lost out in the final. He currently stars in the West End.
8/12 Alesha Dixon
Singer and former Strictly judge Alesha Dixon was crowned champion of the 5th series in 2007. She won with Matthew Cutler after a close final with Matt Di Angelo. She holds the record for the highest average score in Strictly history with 36.5, despite never achieving a perfect 40 points. She joined the judging panel from 2009 to 2011 and is now on Britain's Got Talent.
9/12 Mark Ramprakash
Proving that cricketers can flourish on Strictly, Mark Ramprakash followed Darren Gough's footsteps to win Strictly in 2006 with dance partner Karen Hardy. Rugby player Matt Dawson lost out to him in the final.
10/12 Darren Gough
Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series with Lilia Kopylova, defeating athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoe Ball. Gough never finished top of the judges' leaderboard but was still crowned champion by the public! He now co-presents a talkSPORT radio show.
11/12 Jill Halfpenny
EastEnders actress Jill Halfpenny won the second 2004 series with Darren Bennett after beating off competition from comedian Julian Clary and Olympian Denise Lewis. She still holds the highest score for a Jive in Strictly history, scoring the full 40 points from the judges. She now has a West End theatre career.
12/12 Natasha Kaplinsky
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first winner to lift the glitterball trophy with her dance partner Brendan Cole in 2004, beating EastEnders actor Christopher Parker in the final.