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Monday 18th November 2019

Strictly's Catherine Tyldesley shares emotional photo after elimination

It was an emotional elimination last night

Catherine Tyldesley became the latest star to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing last night.

Viewers were gutted when the former Coronation Street star and her professional dance partner Johannes Radebe were voted off after their zombie cha-cha-cha on Saturday night landed them in the bottom two.

Following last night's show, which saw the judges save presenter Mike Bushell over Catherine, the actress shared a bittersweet post to Instagram.

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My husband @tompitfield7 took this picture when we had a good cry afterwards. Tears of joy and appreciation for each other. I love this man so much. WHAT a journey!! Thankyou all for your messages, your love and support. Thankyou Bbc for this opportunity. When I started my #Strictly journey my confidence was low. My belief in what I could achieve on the show was extremely low. The expectations on my humble body - beyond low. What @johannesradebe gave me was priceless Confidence ,Belief, Love- and Laughter beyond words! This man is a gift to the world. If there were more people like him the world would be spectacular (with shed loads of #Sas!) He taught me how to walk in high heels, he taught me how to ‘own it’... he taught me to love and appreciate what my body could achieve. I’m often low on body confidence- but I’m so proud of the limits that I’ve thoroughly pushed on this wonderful journey. I did it for me. I also did it for the hundreds of mums out there who felt they’d lost a little bit of themselves, the women out there who’d become negative about their body. The women who found it hard to look in the mirror and love what they saw. I’m proud of my body and my mind for getting me through this wonderful but incredibly tough experience. Push your limits ladies and be grateful for everything you’re wonderful body can achieve. ‘Dance like NOBODY is watching’

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She posted a picture of a teary Johannes kissing her hand as they shared an emotional moment backstage.

Catherine wrote: "My husband @tompitfield7 took this picture when we had a good cry afterwards. Tears of joy and appreciation for each other. I love this man so much.

"WHAT a journey!! Thank you all for your messages, your love and support. Thank you BBC for this opportunity.

"When I started my #Strictly journey my confidence was low. My belief in what I could achieve on the show was extremely low. The expectations on my humble body - beyond low."

She continued: "What @johannesradebe gave me was priceless. Confidence, belief, love- and laughter beyond words!

Catherine and Johannes were eliminated last night (Credit: BBC)

"This man is a gift to the world. If there were more people like him the world would be spectacular (with shed loads of #Sas!) He taught me how to walk in high heels, he taught me how to ‘own it’... he taught me to love and appreciate what my body could achieve.

"I’m often low on body confidence- but I’m so proud of the limits that I’ve thoroughly pushed on this wonderful journey. I did it for me.

When I started my Strictly journey my confidence was low.

"I also did it for the hundreds of mums out there who felt they’d lost a little bit of themselves, the women out there who’d become negative about their body.

"The women who found it hard to look in the mirror and love what they saw. I’m proud of my body and my mind for getting me through this wonderful but incredibly tough experience.

"Push your limits ladies and be grateful for everything you’re wonderful body can achieve. 'Dance like NOBODY is watching.'"

Viewers were gutted to see them go (Credit: BBC)

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During Sunday night's show, Catherine said after being voted out: "[Johannes] is like my best friend. Just the opportunity to work with amazing people and get critiqued by amazing people.

"I've loved every second. This man has changed my life."

A teary Johannes told her: "Thank you for accepting me for who I am and thank you for showing me joy every day."

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