Strictly Come Dancing names its 2022 quarter-finalists - who went home this week?

Find out who went home in Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)
Find out who went home in Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing has chosen the celebrities who will make it through to the 2022 quarter finals after sending one unlucky couple home in week 10.

Ellie Taylor and her dance partner Johannes Radebe were voted out after a dance off with Fleur East and Vito Coppola, with all four judges choosing to save bottom two veterans East and Coppola.

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Radebe made it to the final in last year's contest with John Whaite and placed second, but is now out of the running for the glitterball trophy by just missing out on a quarter final place.

Johannes Radebe and Ellie Taylor just missed out on the quarter finals. (BBC)
Johannes Radebe and Ellie Taylor just missed out on the quarter finals. (BBC)

That means that along with East and Coppola, five other couples will also take part in next week's quarter final, the third last week of the competition.

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal, Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez, Will Mellor and Nancy Xu, and Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu were all sent through to the next round in Sunday's results show.

Joining them will be Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima, although they did not dance this week as Marsh had to take the week off after testing positive for COVID.

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All of the judges said that they felt East and Coppola's Rumba had been technically better than Taylor and Radebe's Jive.

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Leaving the competition, Taylor said: “We’ve had so much fun. And to borrow an Anton-ism, let me tell you about you Johannes Radebe. You are as wonderful as everyone said you would be, and I’ve said you’re like human sunshine and you really really are.

"You see people and you saw me, at every point. I have been so worried and so out of my comfort zone and so self-conscious and so weird and you have said 'embrace your weird Ellie'.

"You’ve done it so full-heartedly and without judgement. It’s been an absolute privilege to dance with you JoJo, I don’t know what runs through your body but it’s not blood, it’s rhythm and it’s music, and to watch you perform is incredible."

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe said an emotional goodbye. (BBC)
Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe said an emotional goodbye. (BBC)

Radebe told her: "Oh my goodness - it’s been a pleasure, treasure, that’s our thing. Ellie Taylor, moving forward, embrace your weird! Embrace your long limbs, because you are one gorgeous person. So thank you for everything, you know my heart, thank you."

Next week, Strictly will stage its popular musicals week, seeing couples take inspiration from big name theatre shows.

There will also be a change to next week's Strictly schedule because of World Cup fixtures - the live show will air on Friday, giving couples one day less to prepare, and the results show airs on Saturday.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Friday at 8pm on BBC One.

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