Strictly 2021: Who left Strictly tonight in the sixth elimination?

Strictly 2021: Who left Strictly tonight in the sixth elimination?

Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty is the sixth celebrity to be eliminated from the 2021 series after going head-to-head against Tilly Ramsay in the dance-off.

The Olympic swimmer and his partner Katya Jones performed their Jive to Little Bitty Pretty One by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers one more time, but sadly it wasn’t enough to get them through to next week.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke all chose to save Tilly from going home, following her and Nikita Kuzmin’s Tango to Kings & Queens by Ava Max.

Delivering his verdict, Craig said: ‘Firstly, I wouldn’t have put these couples in the bottom. That’s just me personally, but seeing they are there and I’ve got to choose, I’m finding it really difficult tonight and this isn’t like me.

‘But for the reason of a better dancer and a better dance off scenario, I’m going to choose to save Nikita and Tilly.’

Motsi agreed, saying: ‘I mean, it has been a tough competition. All the couples have performed really, really well.

‘One of the biggest lessons I’ve ever learned while judging is music is key, and I think the couple for me that was more sound to the music is going to be Tilly and Nikita.’

Anton said it was a great dance off and was delighted that both couples performed so well.

‘If you have a dance off, you want both people to dance really, really well and they both did,’ he continued.

‘I found it so equal I was desperate for something to happen to make me choose and there was a moment in one of the dances that made me decide and that was Tilly and Nikita.’

When asked by Tess Daly about their time on the show, Adam enthused: ‘I have absolutely loved every single challenge.

‘I’ve never had a challenge like this. As an Olympian for 16 years, I’ve pushed my body to places that I never thought it could be pushed.

‘This is just a whole new ballgame and I’ve got so much respect for everyone that dances across the world and to all of these contestants and pros that put themselves on the line every single week, it’s just been a great experience.’

He added: ‘I just want to say thank you to Katya, everyone behind the scenes, all the judges, wardrobe, make-up artists… absolutely everyone.’

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.40pm on BBC One.

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