'Strictly' week 10: Who went home and who's through to the quarter-finals?

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Rhys Stephenson and Tilly Ramsay were in the dance off. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing has named its 2021 quarter-finalists after Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin became the latest couple voted out.

The TV chef and daughter of Gordon Ramsay was sent home by the judges after a dance off against Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu which saw all four judges choose to keep Stephenson in the competition.

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It means that Stephenson and Xu will be quarter-finalists next week, along with John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, and AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington.

Anton Du Beke acknowledged Ramsay's many appearances in the dance off as he said: "It was a terrific dance off again. Tilly, as we’ve come to expect, put in a great performance. She’s an absolute fighter. But with slightly better technique and better quality, I’d like to save Rhys and Nancy."

Kuzmin even stripped off his shirt mid-routine, but still did not manage to weight the judging in his direction.

It also made for an awkward moment when the shirt got caught on his mic wire, following him around the dancefloor for the rest of the routine.

After being voted out, Ramsay said: "It’s just been the most extraordinary time. I found out something about myself that I didn’t know I could do, I didn’t know I could dance and have fun like this. So a massive thank you and, obviously, a huge thank you to Nikita who has guided me out of my shell and has just made this the most amazing experience.”

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Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin were voted out. (BBC/Guy Levy)

She added to Kuzmin: "I really meant it when I said I made a best friend for life. You’ve just been incredible. Thank you for the best couple of weeks.”

Ramsay's parents Gordon and Tana Ramsay have often joined her in the studio audience throughout the series and are often shown crying over her performances.

They cheered her on as she left the dancefloor for the last time after 10 weeks in the BBC One competition.

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The couple just missed out on the quarter-finals. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Meanwhile, viewers were shocked that once again, Walker and Bychkova had avoided the dance off and made it through to the quarter-finals.

One viewer tweeted: "Dan surely has to go next week??? Otherwise there really is no justice in the world."

Someone else added: "How on earth is Dan still in???"

The BBC Breakfast presenter has addressed the criticism many times, saying as a Strictly fan himself he enjoys watching people's journey throughout the contest even if they are not the best dancers.

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