Strictly Come Dancing 2023 results: Les Dennis becomes the first celebrity to be voted off the hit BBC One show after competing against Nikita Kanda in the dance-off
For the first time in this series, the voting lines opened for Strictly Come Dancing, with two couples facing off in the dreaded dance.
It was the second live show of the hit BBC One series, which saw the 15 celebrities take to the dance floor to show off their moves to stay in the competition.
However, it wasn’t enough for Les Dennis and partner Nancy Xu and Nikita Kanda and Gorka Márquez who were forced to compete against each other in the dance-off before the judges decided which couple to unfortunately save with the other couple. be eliminated.
On Sunday, both couples performed their routines again; Nikita and Gorka take on their Charleston to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyoncé.
Our survey shows: you’re out! Former Family Fortunes presenter Less Dennis and partner Nancy Xu were banned from Strictly Come Dancing during Sunday’s elimination show
Competition: Les and partner Nancy took on Nikita Kanda and Gorka Márquez in the first Strictly Come Dancing dance-off
Oh dear: Saturday’s show saw both celebrities finish at the bottom of the leaderboard, Les with just 15 points for his Samba, while Nikita scored 18 for her Charleston
While Les and his dance partner Nancy tried to impress the judges and stay in the competition with their Samba to Rock The Boat by Hues Corporation.
Unfortunately for Les, it wasn’t enough as the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and head judge Shirley Ballas, all voted to save Nikita and Gorka.
Craig said: ‘The couple I would like to save and who I think danced the best and improved the most that night are Nikita and Gorka.’
Motsi agreed: “Both couples danced better in the dance-off. One couple was extremely better in the dance-off. I will save Nikita and Gorka.’
“I thought it was a competition between two couples just on performance and who could really beat their performance. I think the couple who did the best job were Nikita and Gorka,” Anton added.
Shirley agreed, saying that she would have decided to save Nikita and Gorka if they had not already won the majority of votes.
Speaking to host Tess Daly about their time on the show and working with Nancy, Les said: ‘I had the best time, this lady was amazing, a great teacher, she really tested me. I did my best for you, I hope!
‘That part up there, I’m going to miss you so much. I really appreciate and understand the judge’s position, thank you very much (to Shirley) for giving me a 10 for entertainment.
‘I had the best time’: Unfortunately for Les it wasn’t enough as the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and head judge Shirley Ballas all voted to save Nikita and Gorka
All around: Les looked disappointed after failing to impress the judges on Sunday night
‘I hope I had fun, that’s why I came here. Strictly is the best and the people who put this on, you are all just amazing!’
Tess then asked Nancy what teaching Les was like. She said: ‘It’s been a journey. This is such a short but beautiful journey.
‘We all face a lot of challenges, but to see you (against Les) improving yourself every day. I respect you so, so much.
‘I just want to thank the jury and all my fellow friends. Thank you to Strictly Come Dancing for all your support. Thanks Les.”
The other fourteen couples will take to the dance floor this Saturday at 6:20 PM in a spectacular Movie Week Special, the results of which can be seen on Sunday at 7:15 PM.
Great experience: ‘I hope I had fun, that’s why I came here. Strictly is the best and the people who put this on, you are all just amazing!’ he told the judges