Strictly Come Dancing: Katie Piper eliminated from BBC competition as Seann Walsh sails through

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones sail through to the next round despite kissing scandal

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 14 October 2018 20:25
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The latest celebrity to be voted off this year’s Strictly Come Dancing has been revealed.

TV personality and philanthropist Katie Piper is the third contestant to leave the BBC competition after scoring the lowest number of votes alongside EastEnders star Charles Venn who found himself in the dance off for a second week running.

All four judges opted to save Venn after both couples performed their routines again.

Speaking about her time on the show, Piper said: “I have taken a lot from this experience and it has all been really positive, and I’ll never forget this journey. Charles was the better dancer out of us two and there are some brilliant dancers in this competition and sadly I don’t think I was one of them. But I have had a great experience you know and I feel really privileged to have been here and thanks for your advice and thank you [Gorka] for all the hours.”

Comedian Seann Walsh sailed through to the next round despite the kissing scandal which saw him make headlines earlier this week. He was photographed kissing his dance partner Katya Jones in public despite both being in respective relationships. The BBC confirmed they would stay in the competition with Walsh issuing an apology for his behaviour on It Takes Two.

Following their latest performance, Walsh was unanimously praised by the panel with head judge Shirley Ballas deeming it “outstanding."

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Last night’s episode saw Stacey Dooley top the leaderboard with Ashley Roberts, Vick Hope and Steps singer Faye Tozer following close behind.

Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One at 6.45pm

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