'Strictly' week three elimination: Who went home in movie week?

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 20:00:01 on 09/10/2021 - Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 10/10/2021 - Episode: Strictly Come Dancing - TX3 RESULTS SHOW (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 20:00:01 10/10/2021** Judi Love, Graziano Di Prima, Katie McGlynn, Gorka Marquez - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
Judi Love and Katie McGlynn faced the dance off in week three. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Katie McGlynn has been voted out of Strictly Come Dancing after her second week in a row in the dance off.

The Hollyoaks actor and her partner Gorka Marquez went up against Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima in the dance off, but three out of the four judges chose to save Loose Women panellist Love.

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Former Coronation Street star McGlynn, 28, had found herself in the bottom two of both public votes so far this series, avoiding elimination last week when Nina Wadia was eliminated, but the curtain fell on her Strictly journey in movie week.

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She said to Marquez: “Thank you for being an amazing partner, we have laughed so much, and I get to walk away with an amazing friend. 

"Thanks so much for teaching me in your funny ways, we have had so much fun.”

Pro dancer Marquez told her: “I have loved it, the love that she has for the show. I think talking for myself, and all the pros, when we come to the show, it isn’t just about someone who can dance, it is someone who wants to learn, who wants to improve, and makes us love what we do, and makes our job enjoyable and easy. 

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 20:00:01 on 09/10/2021 - Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 10/10/2021 - Episode: Strictly Come Dancing - TX3 RESULTS SHOW (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 20:00:01 10/10/2021** Tess Daly, Katie McGlynn, Gorka Marquez - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
Katie McGlynn was the second celebrity to be voted out. (BBC/Guy Levy)

"That’s what I had with Katie and I will never forget this experience, it’s been incredible.”

McGlynn and Marquez danced their Cruella-themed American Smooth again in a bid to stay in the competition, but the judges chose to go with Love and Di Prima's Chicago-inspired Charleston.

Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse opted to save Love, but when Anton Du Beke went with McGlynn, the deciding vote came down to head judge Shirley Ballas.

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She said: “This is always a tough part of the job. Both couples gave it their very very best, I didn’t see any mistakes from either one, both beautiful performances. 

"I am going to go with the one that I felt had more edge and more rhythm to me, so I am going to go with Judi and Graziano.”

Love has been a hit with viewers and the other contestants for her confident routines, which last week included a Samba to Sean Paul's Get Busy.

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 09/10/2021 - Episode: Strictly Come Dancing - TX3 LIVE SHOW (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Judi Love, Graziano Di Prima - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima will be back to dance next week. (BBC/Guy Levy)

She and McGlynn found themselves in joint third from last on the week three leaderboard, with bottom two scorers Adam Peaty and Dan Walker managing to avoid elimination after being saved by the public vote.

At the other end of the leaderboard, John Whaite and Johannes Radebe scored a near perfect 39 points for their Pirates of the Caribbean Paso Doble, while Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu were just behind them on 37 points after winning the first 10 of the series for their Spider-Man couple's choice routine.

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