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Monday 3rd August 2020

Strictly: Anastacia saved AGAIN as Naga Munchetty is shown the door

At least she danced this time!

Sinegr Anastacia was plunged in to the dance-off again and this time she actually did it.

The good news for her too was that her Rumba with professional dance partner Brendan Cole did enough to send BBC Breakfast Presenter Naga Munchetty packing.

Naga became the fourth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing after the judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ vote to decide the two lowest scoring couples to face each other in the dance off.

Both couples performed their routines again; Naga and Pasha Kovalev did their Charleston to ‘Minnie The Mermaid’ by Firehouse Five Plus Two.

Anastacia and Brendan performed their Rumba to ‘The Way We Were’ by Barbra Streisand in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.

The decision from the judges was unanimous and Naga's time was up.

In explainging their choice, Craig Revel Horwood said: “The couple who I thought danced actually the best in this dance-off this evening was Anastacia and Brendan.”

Darcey Bussell commented: “It’s always incredibly difficult when it gets to this and very hard but the couple I would like to save because of their performance value and natural artistry is Anastacia and Brendan.”

Bruno Tonioli agreed: “Well I would go for the couple that delivered a much cleaner, slicker and more rounded performance, very convincing tonight, Anastacia and Brendan.”

Head Judge Len Goodman said he agreed with his colleagues and that he would have also saved Anastacia and Brendan.

When Tess asked Naga what was her highlight from the show, Naga said, “This week.

"Getting to know Pasha, working with Pasha, I’ve loved every minute of it, your patience, your brilliance with your choreography and just being the best teacher I’ve ever had.”

Naga’s professional partner, Pasha said, “Thank you for being the best student I’ve ever had, so determined and so much fun all the time.”