5 couples became 4 as Alex Scott became the latest to leave the dance floor this week.

Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer faced Alex Scott and Neil Jones in the dance off.

Both couples performed their routines again, Alex Scott and Neil Jones performed their Samba to Joyful Joyful from the musical Sister Act, and Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer performed their Foxtrot to Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver! in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

  • Craig chose to save Alex and Neil.
  • Bruno chose to save Chris and Karen.
  • Motsi chose to save Alex and Neil.
  • Head Judge Shirley also chose to save Chris and Karen.

When asked by Tess about her time on the show, Alex said: “I’ve been a fan of Strictly forever so to even be here and dance here every week. I’ve loved every moment and I have to thank everyone, and everyone behind the scenes to make this show work. I’ve literally lived out another dream I had football and then this chapter. I have to thank my dancer partner, he’s incredible. Thank you to everyone.”

“I’m proud of the whole process, I’m proud of the struggle and I’m proud that people got to see me. Thank you for having me.”

The remaining four couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns for the semi-final on Saturday 7 December at 7pm

Alex and Neil will appear live on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on the sofa with Rylan Clark-Neal for their first interview live on Monday 2nd December from 6.30pm on BBC Two.