Strictly Come Dancing latest – Viewer shock as Amy and Tom voted off as judges say AJ & Kai wowed last night

TOM Fletcher has been eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

The McFly frontman became the eight celebrity to be sent home from the dance competition after failing to impress the judges.

The Strictly Come Dancing judges felt he had been too restrained with his emotions during the dance.

Meanwhile, AJ & Kai were praised by the judges earlier, with AJ saying says she's "so grateful to be here."

Kai was also left saying how proud he is of his dance partner, especially following her immaculate footwork yesterday.

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest news and gossip…

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    Tom Fletcher has been eliminated

    The McFly frontman became the eight celebrity to be sent home from the dance competition after failing to impress the judges.

    Singer Tom his professional dance partner Amy Dowden were joint bottom of the leaderboard after performing their couple's choice routine to On My Own from Les Miserables on Saturday's live show.

    However, the judges felt he had been too restrained with his emotions during the dance.

    The duo faced CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson and his professional partner Nancy Xu in Sunday night's dance-off.

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    Over for another week

    Well, that's it for another week.

    If you find yourself missing out on the action, follow our blog as it's updated every day with the latest Strictly Come Dancing gossip.

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    Tom and Amy's final dance

    This is making us emotional.

    Tom's done his little boys so proud appearing on the show.

    We're certainly going to miss them next week!

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    Tom proud of the journey

    Massive cheers from the crowd and a clap all round from the stars.

    They've done so well, they should be so proud of themselves

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    Amy in tears

    Aww Amy, chin up!

    You and Tom have done so well, these memories will live on with you both forever!

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    Rhys and Nancy safe

    This means we're saying goodbye to Tom and Amy.

    So sad!

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    Two votes

    Two votes have already gone to Rhys and Nancy.

    This is tough!

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    They've both given it their all

    It's now up to the judges.

    Oh goodness, this is so scary! We can't watch…

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    Tom & Amy up next

    Here they go… good luck guys!

    We reckon it's going to be a tight one tonight…

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    Dancing first

    Here they go… Rhys and Nancy are up first.

    Good luck!

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    A nervous wait for John & Johannes

    John say's he knows it's in him to shock the judges – he just needs to "unlock it".

    Johannes says John needs to continue the way he is as he's giving him everything he needs.

    Can't wait to see them dance next week!

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    Rose's impressions

    We're absolutely loving them!

    Her and Giovanni are such great dance partners, they really crack us up!

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    Tom & Amy in dance off

    'It's an opportunity to do the dance again' says Tom following learning that he'll be in the dance off in a bit.

    Good luck to them and Rhys and Nancy!

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    Safe next week

    Returning next week:

    • Rose & Giovanni
    • Dan & Nadia
    • John & Johannes

    Competition is getting tougher

    It's getting tougher as each week passes.

    The celebs have shown their passion but it seems like some things aren't just cutting it with the judges.

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      AJ back with a bang

      AJ says she's "so grateful to be here."

      Kai is so proud of AJ. We don't blame him saying that because her footwork was immaculate yesterday.

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      Tilly growing in confidence

      Tilly said she's growing in confidence, especially 'not being nervous before her dances'.

      We're so proud of her.

      We can't wait to see her and Nikita dance the Samba next week!

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      The couples through to next week's show

      • Tilly & Nikita
      • AJ & Kai

      Competing in the dance off:

      • Rhys & Nancy

      The leader board so far

      Here's what our celebs are ranking so far:

      1. Tilly & Nikita = score 40
      2. AJ & Kai = score 38
      3. Rose & Giovanni = score 37
      4. Rhys & Nancy = score 32
      5. John & Johannes = score 32
      6. Tom & Amy = score 31
      7. Dan & Nadiya = score 31

      Who will go tonight?

      It’s a three horse race that no one wants to be in between Dan, Tom and Tilly.

      One of the trio look set to be eliminated next from Strictly, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes. 

      Dan currently edges the betting at 7/4 with the bookies, however there’s also only a 5/2 chance that it’s Tom or Tilly who finds themselves dumped out of the show by the judges.

      Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Despite topping the leaderboard with a perfect 40 Tilly finds herself in battle with Dan and Tom to face elimination on Sunday.”

      She added: “However, punters’ money suggests they want the BBC host or McFly man axed instead this weekend.”

      A diet of jelly beans

      John Whaite has revealed he’s gained weight on the show due to an unexpected reason.

      The TV chef and the rest of the celebrities have been training hard for the show since the beginning of September.

      And over the years, because of their vigorous training, many contestants have lost a couple of pounds along the way.

      However, the star baker, who bravely opened up about his struggles with bulimia, has done the complete opposite.

      John confessed: “I’ve actually put a bit of weight on because I’ve been eating so many jelly beans and drinking so much Coke.”

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        Giovanni 'understand' what Rose goes through

        Italian dancer Giovanni, 31 added that Rose is "100% the best dance partner" on the show.

        He continued: "I'm a professional dancer, I've been doing it for 23 years. 

        "Even 10 seconds of silence was so hard because in that 10 seconds, you have to think about your steps and you have to think about keeping the beat – and I was like, 'Now I understand what she goes through.'"

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        Rose's mum 'felt so alone' when she found out she was deaf

        Earlier this week, Rose and Giovanni melted hearts on This Morning as they reflected on the impact of having Rose – who is deaf – taking part in the BBC dance competition.

        Rose told presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary: "It's society that makes it difficult being deaf …

        "My mum – when she found out I was deaf, she felt so alone. She felt she had no idea about deaf culture and deaf community.

        "It’s society that makes it difficult being deaf…. there’s nothing wrong with being deaf, I have no problem with it."

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        Strictly’s Rose 'set to be the next Stacey Dooley'

        STRICTLY Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis is reportedly set to become the next Stacey Dooley after winning over the hearts of the nation.

        Bosses are now reportedly in talks to have the actress front documentaries and other entertainment programmes, following in the footsteps of Stacey Dooley, who bagged herself high-profile roles at the BBC.

        A source told The Mail On Sunday: "Rose is a star and is exactly what the BBC need. The nation has fallen in love with her.

        "Everything about her is so charming and lovely.

        "She has won a fan base of millions of people in the matter of a few weeks."

        They added: "She resonates with the young and the old, which is exactly what the BBC needs right now – and there are a number of projects being discussed for her after the show."

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        One star to go tonight

        The show is back on our screens tonight.

        This means that one star will become the latest contestant voted off.

        The show will kick off at 7:15 on BBC one.

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