Caroline Quentin has left ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe

Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe

The 60-year-old actress became the fourth celebrity to be sent home from the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition on Sunday (22.10.20), after she and her professional partner Johannes Radebe failed to impress the judging panel and the voting public with their Cha Cha.

Caroline and Johannes lost out in the dreaded dance-off to ‘EastEnders’ star Maisie Smith and her partner Gorka Márquez, who found themselves in the bottom two for the second week in a row, despite wowing the judges with their Salsa routine.

All three judges - Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, and Anton Du Beke, who was standing in for Motsi Mabuse - chose to save Maisie and Gorka.

After the result was announced, Caroline was asked if she had fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a dancer, and she said: “Yeah in a way slightly more than that because I have had the honour and privilege of working with some of the greatest dancers this country has ever known I mean I really believe it, I think they are absolutely fantastic. But of course my greatest gift coming on this show is this man.”

And when asked if he had any words for Caroline, Johannes said: “Oh my gosh, what a woman, thank you, thank you again, thank you, thank you, thank you. I don’t know what to say, because it was a beautiful one, I had a beautiful journey with you, thank you my darling, thank you.”

The remaining celebrities - Maisie, Clara Amfo, Bill Bailey, JJ Chalmers, Jamie Laing, HRVY, and Ranvir Singh - will take to the dancefloor again next week, when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns on Saturday, November 28.