Strictly: Letitia waltzes off

Letitia Dean has become the latest celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing, after losing out to Alesha Dixon in the dance-off.

It was the second week running that the former EastEnder had landed in the bottom two, although last week the judges unanimously voted to save her and dance partner Darren Bennett.

This week, however, the entire panel voted in favour of Alesha and her partner Matthew Cutler after they reprised their Viennese Waltz.

Letitia said afterwards her time on the show had been “incredible” – and credited Darren for his efforts.

“I’ve got to thank this man for all his patience, hard work, all the injuries. It’s been wonderful.”

Alesha and Matthew found themselves in the bottom two despite finishing second on the leader board at the end of Saturday’s show, missing out on the top spot by just one point.

Top-placed Gethin and Camilla made it through to next week’s semi-final.

Matt Di Angelo, who finished bottom of the leader board on Saturday after nerves got the better of him during his foxtrot, also won his way through to next week’s show on the strength of the public vote.