The ‘Birds Of A Feather’ star and her dance partner Anton Du Beke found themselves in the bottom two with model Daisy Lowe and Aljaž Škorjanec after they received the lowest number of votes.
Both couples performed their routines again; Lesley and Anton danced their Tango to ‘Whatever Lola Wants’ and Daisy and Aljaž danced their Charleston to ‘Happy Feet’ in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
Ultimately, all four judges, Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, decided to save Daisy and Aljaž, who have been put through to next week.
Craig said: “I love both couples for completely different reasons. But for me tonight, for precision, for an improved performance in this particular dance-off, and finishing on time, the couple I would like to save is Daisy and Aljaž.”
Bruno added: “Well I love both of these girls for many different reasons. They’re gorgeous look at them. But I have to really choose the stronger dance on every aspect – technique and performance.”
Head Judge Len Goodman stated that he agreed with his colleagues, saying; “I did agree. I would have saved Daisy and Aljaž.”
When asked by Tess what her highlight had been, Lesley said: “Learning a new dance every week has just been lovely, working with him [Anton] has been an absolute joy and we’ve laughed a lot.
“And yeah it’s been just a lovely lovely lovely journey and it’s come to an end and that’s absolutely fine. We’ve loved it.
Anton added: “I would just like to say thank you very much, you enriched my whole Strictly experience this year.
“Dancing with you has been an absolute joy. You pushed me, I don’t know about me pushing you, you pushed me to try and be more creative and make the numbers better and that’s just down to you and you’re just an absolute joy. And I love you dearly.”
‘Strictly’ returns next week at 6.45pm for the annual Halloween special.
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