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Saturday 14th December 2019

Strictly Come Dancing Week 10 elimination: Saffron Barker's out

Viewers had a very mixed reaction to the announcement

Week 10 of Strictly Come Dancing and the pressure was really on for all the celebs and their pro partners.

There were six couples left, and none of them were ready to go home.

But one of them had to miss out on a place in next week's Quarter Final.

The presenters had to deliver bad news to someone (Credit: BBC)

Claudia and Tess were on hand to break someone's dreams tonight...

Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden, and Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard faced the dance-off.

Saffron, who was first to discover she was at risk, became tearful ahead of tackling her Samba again.

Saffron was gutted to hear her name called (Credit: BBC)

Karim, who was in the dance-off for the first time, took the news better, saying he was happy to share his couples' choice dance again.

Karim was ready to go again (Credit: BBC)

Karim had been joint first with Kelvin Fletcher on the leaderboard last night, with 38 points, while Saffron had been bottom with 26.

Saffron Samba'd for her Strictly life (Credit: BBC)

After both performances the judges made their decision... and all chose to say goodbye to Saffron.

The judges were unanimous (Credit: BBC)

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Saffron said: "I've had the time of my life and it's all down to AJ."

Karim made every moment of his dance count (Credit: BBC)

Karim joins the other four couples for Musical Week next Saturday.

Some viewers weren't too impressed with Saffron as she was eliminated tonight...

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing viewers blast Craig Revel Horwood over 'ridiculous' scores

Some were full of praise and will miss the bubbly social media star...

One fan wrote on Twitter: "You were fabulous every week of the competition you always gave 100%. Your Strictly journey is just the start, you have won millions of fans. Hope you are back on TV very soon. You are brilliant Saffron.

A second posted: "5 year old daughter gone to bed in tears because she won’t see her favourite dance again."

Another wrote: "Well I am utterly thoroughly disappointed. Saffron and AJ didn't deserve to go I believe. But neither did Karim. Really had Saffron in the final. Gutted for her."

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