Michelle Visage praised her & # 39; incredible & # 39; dance partner Giovanni Pernice while saying goodbye to her shock Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday.
The Drag Race star, 51, was kicked out of the competition during the Blackpool Special when she didn't impress jury members or viewers with her Street Commercial routine – set to the tune of Vogue by Madonna.
Michelle and Giovanni, 29, remained in the bottom two with Saffron Barker, 19, and AJ Pritchard, 25, after Saturday's performance.
She is gone? Michelle Visage praised her & # 39; incredible & # 39; dance partner Giovanni Pernice saying goodbye during her shock Strictly Come Dancing exit on Sunday
But the Quickstep to Marvelous Party of their Beverley Knight rivals just scraped Saffron and AJ to the next leg of the competition.
Before she left the Strictly ballroom, Michelle gushed over her & # 39; amazing & # 39; experience and called Giovanni her & # 39; rock & # 39; and & # 39; best friend & # 39 ;.
& # 39; When I was 51 years old and had never danced in my life, I never thought I could do what I did and have & # 39; n incredible partner, & # 39; she said enthusiastically.
& # 39; To be here for my husband and my children and the whole community, that's why I did what I did. I am so honored to be welcomed here by my new friends.
& # 39; Of course I couldn't have done it without Giovanni. He was so wonderful, so transforming. Only my rock and my best friend during this entire competition. & # 39;
Upsetting: The Drag Race star was eliminated from the show after losing to Saffron Barker in the dance-off
Michelle responded to the rumors they had during rehearsals and added: & He could handle it as well as he could, and I needed someone like that.
& # 39; I'm going to miss him every day. I never wanted to do this with anyone else. & # 39;
On Saturday, seven famous couples went to The Blackpool Tower's dance floor to compete for their place in next week's competition.
After the bottom two couples participated in their dance-off, the judges gave their verdict, with Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas each choosing AJ and Saffron to continue.
Abandoned: after her elimination, Michelle spoke about her & # 39; amazing & # 39; experience and called Giovanni her & # 39; rock & # 39; and & # 39; best friend & # 39;
But the decision was & # 39; very difficult & # 39; for Craig, who said he usually knew immediately which couple he preferred.
He added: & # 39; This does not normally happen to me. This was really hard.
& # 39; A couple took all notes and a couple was better. And the pair that I have decided I would like to make is save is Saffron and AJ. & # 39;
Motsi added: & # 39; I feel we have seen two beautiful dances. It's so heavy this week, I must say. But I'm going to save Saffron and AJ. & # 39;
Bruno congratulated both couples. He said: & # 39; It's so competitive, it's incredible.
& # 39; You've really stepped up the game tonight – much, much better than Saturday. And it's very hard to decide, but based on what I saw someone, I really thought I'd nailed the dance. Right to the money. Saffron and AJ. & # 39;
Tragically: despite earning praise for her Street / Commercial Couple & # 39; s Choice in honor of pop icon Madonna, Michelle and Giovanni finished at the bottom of the rankings
Giovanni cheered his & # 39; inspiring & # 39; and & # 39; phenomenal & # 39; celebrity partner Michelle.
He added: & # 39; You are amazing. We laugh, we cry, we fight and we argue and we did everything, but I enjoyed every second.
& # 39; I am so proud of everything we have done. I am here to say thank you, thank you, thank you. & # 39;
The results show on Sunday was opened with a special large-scale group dance for the legendary Tower Ballroom, as well as a performance by Westlife with their new single Hello My Love, as well as a medley of their hits.
The remaining six couples go to the dance floor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 23.
Coming back soon: the remaining six couples will hit the dance floor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m.