Rigorosamente Vieni a ballare 2021: Judi Love is the fifth celebrity to be eliminated after returning to show following Covid scare… as Adam Peaty survives dance-off
Il Donne sciolte presentatore, 41, returned to the show on Saturday night after missing last week as she tested positive for Covid.
And Judi’s Cha Cha to Physical by Olivia Newton-John was not enough to keep her in the competition as she went up against Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty, 26, e Katya Jones, 32, in the dance off.
Tragico: Judi Love became the fifth celebrity contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing during Sunday night’s episode, after returning to the show following her Covid scare
Craig said: ‘I think it’s a tough year for celebrities to sign up for Strictly, there is so much dance talent that you are competing with. All that being said, I have a personal preference and that personal preference, on their dance tonight, is Adam and Katya.’
Anton added: ‘When these two couples danced these dances last night, I gave them the same mark. Watching them tonight, they both made mistakes, but the couple who pushed through with their routine in a stronger way is Adam and Katya.’
Battling it out: Comedian Judi, 41, and her partner Graziano Di Prima, 27, landed in the dance-off against swimmer Adam Peaty, 26, and Katya Jones, 32
Disappointment: Judi’s Cha Cha to Physical by Olivia Newton-John was not enough to keep her in the show
Ill: The Loose Women presenter, 41, returned to the show on Saturday night after missing last week as she tested positive for Covid
Motsi said, ‘I have to say that dance off was really great, it was great to watch both couples dancing on the dancefloor. The decision was made for me and so I have to say that the couple that I will be saving is Adam and Katya.’
Reflecting on her experience Judi told host Tess Daly: ‘This has been an amazing experience, a life changing experience, I want to say thank you to all the professional dancers, the judges, the team, tutti!
‘Graziano has supported me, stuck by me, and took me to a place I never thought I could go and so for that I love you so much. Grazie.
Candido: Judi told host Tess Daly: ‘This has been an amazing experience, a life changing experience, I want to say thank you to all the professional dancers, the judges, the team’
In via di guarigione: Judi had returned to the dance floor, with a score of 25 fuori da 40, after recently testing positive for COVID-19
Divertente: ‘Can I just say I’m taking Graz home! I will keep dancing,’ lei ha scherzato
‘Can I just say I’m taking Graz home! I will keep dancing,’ she hilariously quipped.
Graziano added: 'Prima di tutto, I’ve made a friend for life. She is one of the strongest women I’ve ever met.
‘This woman has been in rehearsal every day, for every dance, given me 150%, and you know what I love the most, you are true, you are real, so thank you so much.’
Judi had returned to the dance floor, with a score of 25 fuori da 40, after recently testing positive for COVID-19.
Reflecting on battling the virus, Judi told Rylan earlier this week: ‘Babes I’m alright. I’m here, I got through it, the first couple of days were rough. My mindset was just being back on that dance floor and just making sure I’m back and everyone’s safe and that’s the main thing.
‘As soon as I stepped onto that dancefloor I thought “this is where I’m supposed to be”.
Speaking from Elstree studios during rehearsals she said: ‘I’ve missed it so much and it just brings back all these amazing memories over the past few weeks. It’s Halloween week – I’m so happy to be back.’
Strictly Come Dancing will return on Saturday 6th November at 6:45pm, with the results show on Sunday 7th November at 7:15pm on BBC One.
Energia: Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke all opted to save Adam – with Shirley Ballas adding that she would have made the same decision