FANS of Strictly Come Dancing have been left upset final evening as JJ Chalmers was voted off the present – however they weren’t the one ones feeling downcast.
After a troublesome dance-off towards Jamie Laing, the TV presenter, 33, and his professional accomplice Amy Dowden, 30, regarded in low spirits as they headed house from the studio for the final time.
JJ and Amy regarded downcast as they left then present
They saved it informal for his or her departure, with JJ donning black jumper and navy trousers, sprucing up his outfit with a Christmas-themed face masks coated in cute kittens.
Amy, who sat subsequent to him for the drive house, wrapped up heat in a fake fur jacket and leggings.
Sunday’s outcomes present noticed the pair become the sixth couple to be voted off the dance ground on this yr’s Strictly Come Dancing competitors.
JJ, who was injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2011 whereas serving as a Royal Marine, carried out a Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for musicals week, however did not impress the judges.
The couple confronted Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer within the dance-off
Scoring 20 factors, he discovered himself on the backside of the leaderboard alongside Made In Chelsea’s Jamie – who scored 24 factors out of 40 for his Jive to Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie.
Whereas he was saved by Motsi Mabuse, each of the opposite judges – Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas – voted to maintain Jamie within the competitors.
Whereas they missed out on the semi-final, the Invictus Video games star praised Amy for not letting him down regardless of affected by Crohn’s illness.
He instructed the present’s hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly: “I am unbelievably proud. I by no means thought I’d make it this far.
The couple have been emotional throughout the vote-off
Their Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang did not impress
“I’ve gotten half respectable perhaps at one thing which I had no clue about to start with and I’ve loved each second of it, it has simply been an absolute blast. It is only a privilege to be on this lengthy.
“I imply, this competitors is insane! To be counted amongst that solid at this stage particularly means the world to me. It is meant all the pieces.
“It has been an unbelievable problem, effectively outdoors my consolation zone however I’ve had this one to simply preserve me in it and I am unable to fairly categorical what she means to me.”
The daddy-of-two turned to Amy and added: “She’s lived by way of a lot in her personal proper in equity.
“I do know that any day she will get up and she or he could possibly be hospitalised basically so she lives fearing she’ll let folks down. However the best way you have constructed me up, you could possibly by no means let me down.”
JJ praised his skilled dance accomplice for ‘not letting him down’
The emotional moment continued as Amy responded to JJ: “It has been an absolute honour to be your accomplice and most significantly good friend, all through your Strictly expertise. He’s, and all people would agree, one of many world’s most truest gents.
“I truthfully consider from working with JJ over the previous couple of months I’ve develop into a greater individual and I’ve discovered a lot.
“The best way he faces challenges with such energy and willpower, you could have helped me for the remainder of my life on the right way to face my very own private challenges. And truthfully I am so happy with each single step you have carried out on this ground, I simply had one of the best time.
“I did not assume I might probably fall in love with Strictly any extra and this yr my coronary heart is simply beaming filled with Strictly and that is down to completely all people and I like you all.”
Amy acquired emotional as she referred to JJ because the ‘truest gentleman’
Final week, JJ revealed he will soon undergo surgery to take away the shrapnel in his infected leg to assist reduce the ache of the harm.
He defined: “My physique is roofed in scars and it is filled with shrapnel from Afghanistan, which may sit fairly fortunately for a few years with none actual points.
“However the issue is, this one has been exacerbated. Sadly, what it does is it appears for the quickest manner as much as the floor of your pores and skin, which is the place the scar is. So it is a few six-inch scar that is fairly infected. It is a very tender, stinging ache.
“When Amy presses up towards it, it’s not a really good factor to poke at.”
The Lance Corporal was caught up in a bomb blast that killed two of his comrades and left him severely injured – together with a damaged neck, shedding two finger and almost wrenching off each arms.
Considered one of his elbows was left mangled, his leg was left with shrapnel-filled holes, his eardrum was shattered and eye socket crushed.
After 30 reconstructive operations over 4 years, the star re-learnt the right way to stroll, gown and feed himself.