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Loose Women star helping Strictly pair through heartbreak

The first pair to be eliminated from the show have spoken about their disappointment

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This weekend saw a sad end to Susannah Constantine’s Strictly story – but she’s opened up in a new interview about the lovely TV star who’s been helping her through the heartbreak.

The presenter appeared on Wednesday’s Loose Women, alongside her dance partner Anton du Beke, and paid a special thank you to host, Ruth Langsford, who, she said, has “really helped me through this whole thing.”

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The pair were first off the BBC dance show (credit: ITV)

Opening up to the panel, which also included Stacey Solomon, Janet Street Porter and Jane Moore, Susannah confirmed: “It is gutting [to be out first]. I feel like I’ve been dumped by my boyfriend.”

She added it was the reason she’d had a haircut, to cheer herself up.

The 56-year-old tried to look on the bright side though, adding of her professional dance partner, Anton: “But I had three, four weeks with this lovely man. How lucky am I?”

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The presenter said she felt lucky to have had time with Anton (credit: ITV)

The fashion journalist also credited Ruth – who was partnered with Anton, 52, in 2017 – for offering a huge amount of support.

Pointing to her new friend, Susannah said: “Ruth really helped me through this whole thing, we spoke almost every day.”

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Ruth has been a source of support (credit: ITV)

Susannah and Anton were bottom of the leaderboard for two weeks running and received harsh criticism from the judges.

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Craig Revel-Horwood told her: “Even the smoke couldn’t cover that complete dance disaster.”

While judge Bruno Tonioli added: “I’m stunned. I think, Anton, you could’ve got better movement out of a lamppost. You were just dragging her and she was trying desperately to catch up.”

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The pair got only 12 points at the weekend (credit: BBC)

Speaking to the Loose Women panel, Susannah said: “Bruno? It’s just white noise.”

She admitted that the main reason she was upset was because: “I felt like I’d let Anton down.”

But father-of-twins Anton dismissed this, telling her: “It’s a shared experience with someone.”

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The pair had a “mope” after their elimination (credit: BBC)

He also laughed off rumours that he had quit the show and thrown a tantrum, saying: “There’s no truth in any of that. [We were] disappointed, naturally. [We] had a bit of a mope.”

It followed a nail-biting first elimination on Sunday.

We said goodbye to Susannah after a dance-off with Lee Ryan. It was a shock for the the Blue star, who received a respectable 26 points for his Jive to Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley.

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We loved the outfits, at least (credit: BBC)

The judges chose to save Lee, meaning Susannah was eliminated.

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We’re sad she’s gone, but glad she’s got Ruth to offer support. We all need a friend like Ruth, right?

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