Strictly: Caroline Quentin becomes the fourth contestant to be eliminated from the show

Strictly: Caroline Quentin becomes the fourth contestant to be eliminated from the show

Caroline Quentin became the fourth contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday.

During the pre-recorded results show, the actress, 60, took part in the dance-off against Maisie Smith – who narrowly avoided the chop for a second time – after scoring 24 and 27 points out of 40, respectively.

The former Jonathan Creek star hailed professional partner Johannes Radebe as her ‘greatest gift’ as she claimed her five-week stint fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a dancer. 

All over: Caroline Quentin became the fourth contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday

All over: Caroline Quentin became the fourth contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday

The broadcaster fell short when she and South African dancer Johannes, 33, performed the Cha Cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass, while EastEnders star Maisie, 19, and Gorka Márquez, 30, danced the Salsa to Meghan Trainor’s Better When I’m Dancing.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke – who filled in for Motsi Mabuse while she self-isolates – unanimously chose to save the soap star once again following a challenging couple of weeks. 

When asked whether she’s accomplished her aims by appearing on the BBC hit, presenter Caroline told hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly: ‘Yeah. 

Back at the bottom: During the pre-recorded results show, the actress, 60, took part in the dance-off against Maisie Smith - who narrowly avoided the chop for a second time

Back at the bottom: During the pre-recorded results show, the actress, 60, took part in the dance-off against Maisie Smith – who narrowly avoided the chop for a second time

Tribute: Caroline  hailed professional partner Johannes Radebe as her 'greatest gift' as she claimed her five-week stint fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a dancer

Tribute: Caroline  hailed professional partner Johannes Radebe as her ‘greatest gift’ as she claimed her five-week stint fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a dancer

‘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.’

Choreographer Johannes expressed his gratitude towards the axed star as he added: ‘Oh my gosh, what a woman, thank you, thank you again!

Tough: The broadcaster fell short when she and Johannes, 33, performed the Cha Cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass, while EastEnders star Maisie, 19, and Gorka Márquez, 30, danced the Salsa to Meghan Trainor's Better When I’m Dancing

Tough: The broadcaster fell short when she and Johannes, 33, performed the Cha Cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass, while EastEnders star Maisie, 19, and Gorka Márquez, 30, danced the Salsa to Meghan Trainor’s Better When I’m Dancing

Unanimous: Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke unanimously chose to save the soap star once again following a challenging couple of weeks

Unanimous: Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke unanimously chose to save the soap star once again following a challenging couple of weeks

‘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.’

Keeping in theme with the Elstree-based ‘Blackpool’ special, the professional dancers showcased their fancy footwork as they danced to Billy Ocean.  

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