Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff have been voted out of Strictly Come Dancing is a shock dance-off result.
I’m not saying Ben is the best dancer of the pack – but to be saved over Mark and Iveta; I have to say I am really surprised!
Both couples performed their routines again in the dreaded dance-off; Mark and Iveta did their Foxtrot to ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ by Michael Buble, and Ben and Kristina performed their Charleston to ‘No Diggity’ by Minimatic.
After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig saving Mark and Iveta, Darcey saving Ben and Kristina and Bruno choosing to save Mark and Iveta. It was then down to Len as Head Judge to cast the final decision and he chose to save Mark and Iveta, making it a staggering three times the couple have made it through to dance another week.
Giving his reasons, Len said: “The thing was they both went wrong, for me one couple made a small mistake and the others made two blatant mistakes and on that basis and on this performance I have to save Mark & Iveta.”
Looking back at his time on the show, Ben said: “It’s been a great experience and Kristina has been great. I said I was on borrowed time for a while and it has been an amazing experience – when would I get to dress like this every day, wear all the lycra and maybe not a top! The support has been amazing and I’ve had a great time but now I can dance at my kid’s parties. Kristina has been great, I have thrown her around a little bit, I’ve thrown her into walls, dropped her a few times and she has been great – thanks ever so much for putting up with me!”
A tearful Kristina added: “If there was a trophy for the most improved person it would go to you. You started at zero and have improved every week and you make me so proud every week and I’ve had the best, most rewarding time on Strictly. I took someone with no experience and I brought you here and you were amazing.”