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13/10/2019 19:57 BST | Updated 17/10/2019 08:16 BST

Dev Griffin ‘Gutted’ As He Becomes The Third Celebrity To Leave Strictly Come Dancing

The radio presenter lost out to Viscountess Emma Weymouth in Sunday's dance-off.

Dev Griffin is the third celebrity to leave this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The radio presenter and his dance partner Dianne Buswell lost out to Viscountess Emma Weymouth and partner Aljaž Škorjanec in Sunday night’s dance-off.

Dev and Dianne performed their Cha Cha to Dancing With A Stranger by  Sam Smith and Normani and Emma and Aljaž performed their Jive to Kids in America by Kim Wilde in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

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After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts:

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Emma and Aljaž, saying: “They were the couple that really shone for me in this dance off. They came to life and went the extra mile.”

Motsi Mabuse also chose to save Emma and Aljaž, saying: “Particularly in the dance off, Emma and Aljaž were the couple that looked more rehearsed and on top of it.”

Emma and Aljažwere also saved by Bruno Tonioli, who told them: “Emma and Aljaž were the couple that showed no mistakes. They were stronger, cleaner and focused.”

Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she would have also chosen to save Emma and Aljaž.

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When asked by host Tess Daly about his time on the show, Dev said: “I’m not going to lie I am absolutely gutted, but learning how to dance, hanging out with Dianne and the other pros and celebs… I’ve absolutely loved it.”

Dianne praised Dev’s work ethic during his time on the show, telling him: “I see him everywhere practising and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. Thank you so much for all your time and your effort. This boy has so much talent, I’m really sad he won’t be able to show you guys any more of it.”

The remaining twelve couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 19 October at 6.40pm.

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