Another star waltzes off Strictly Come Dancing

JJ Chalmers has become the sixth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2020.

The war veteran and TV presenter, 33, and his partner Amy Dowden performed their Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

As Dowden wiped away her tears, Chalmers - who was badly injured fighting in Afghanistan - said of his dance partner: "She's lived through so much in her own right in fairness and I know that any day she can wake up and she could be hospitalised essentially so she lives fearing she'll let people down.

"But the way you've built me up, you could never let me down."

After presenter Tess Daly noted that Chalmers was talking about the dancer's battle with Crohn's Disease, Dowden said: "He is, and everybody would agree, one of the world's most truest gentlemen. I honestly believe from working with JJ over the last few months I've become a better person and I've learned so much.

The couple went up against reality TV star Jamie Laing and his partner Karen Hauer, who performed their jive to Everybody's Talking About Jamie, in the dance-off.

After the couples performed their routines again, the judges delivered their verdicts.

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Laing, saying: "Well I think both couples danced to the best of their abilities and both couples upped their game considerably.

"But for me the best couple on the night that I would like to go through to semi-finals – Jamie and Karen."

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Amy Dowden is partnered with TV presenter JJ Chalmers on Strictly this year. (BBC)
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Max George, Nicola Adams, Jacqui Smith, Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Maisie Smith, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Former President George W Bush Royal Marine veteran JJ Chalmers (R) and Air Force Technical Sgt. Israel Del Toro (L) talk at a Symposium of Invisable Wounds at the Shades of Green resort at Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando ahead of the opening of Invictus Games which will open on Sunday. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry the Invictus Games uses the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: (L-R) Mickaela Richards, Stuart Robinson, Paul Vice, Prince Harry, JJ Chalmers, Luke Darlington and Sam Stocks on the red carpet at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016 at Battersea Evolution on April 28, 2016 in London, England. The BT Sport Industry Awards is the most prestigious commercial sports awards ceremony in Europe, where over 1750 of the industry's key decision-makers mix with high profile sporting celebrities for the most important networking occasion in the sport business calendar. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 08: JJ Chalmers and Louis Nethercott on stage during the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando ahead of the opening of Invictus Games which will open on Sunday. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry the Invictus Games uses the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 08: Prince Harry and Royal Marine veteran JJ Chalmers talk at a Symposium of Invisable Wounds at the Shades of Green resort at Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando ahead of the opening of Invictus Games which will open on Sunday. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry the Invictus Games uses the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 11: Prince Harry chats with former competitor and now commentator JJ Chalmers and Dave Henson outside the competitor's tent at the swimming pool during the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando for the Invictus Games 2016. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry the Invictus Games uses the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool /Getty Images for Invictus)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 11: JJ Chalmers and Israel Del Toro present awards in the Jaguar Landrover Challenge wheelchair rugby match at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando for the Invictus Games 2016. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry the Invictus Games uses the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Invictus Competitor, Presenter and Jaguar Land Rover Ambassador, JJ Chalmers, speaks at the Beyond Boundaries event on Day 1 of the Beyond Sport Summit and Awards 2016 at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on October 18, 2016 in London, England. Beyond Boundaries is presented by Jaguar Land Rover, in partnership with BT and hosted by Here East. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: (L-R) Luke Darlington, Prince Harry, Chris Evans and JJ Chalmers pose for a photograph at BBC Radio 2 Studios on July 30, 2014 in London, England. Chris Evans interviewed Prince Harry along with Luke Darlington and JJ Chalmers who are both hoping to be selected for the Invictus Games. The Invictus Games is the international sports event for 'wounded warriors' launched by Prince Harry and coming to London from 10-14 September. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Chris Evans interviews Luke Darlington (L), Prince Harry and JJ Chalmers (C) for his breakfast show at BBC Radio 2 Studios on July 30, 2014 in London, England. Both Luke Darlington and JJ Chalmers are both hoping to be selected for the Invictus Games. The Invictus Games is the international sports event for 'wounded warriors' launched by Prince Harry and coming to London from 10-14 September. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games)
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Motsi Mabuse, who picked Chalmers to stay in the competition, said: "I actually think we saw two different dancing styles which both have their own qualities; both energetic, both so great at this dance-off – very difficult decision.

"I saw a little hiccup with one dance, so I'm saving JJ and Amy."

Casting the deciding vote, head judge Shirley Ballas chose Laing, saying: "Both couples lifted their game, I adored both performances very very much, and both couples made small mistakes, both couples.

"But on a more powerful and through difficulty of choreography and through sheer determination, I'm going to save Jamie."

Sunday's results show featured a performance by the cast of the musical & Juliet, and West End and Broadway star Marisha Wallace.

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