Strictly Come Dancing’s finalists revealed after last star eliminated

Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh has become the seventh celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

Reality TV regular Jamie Laing, pop singer HRVY, comedian Bill Bailey and EastEnders star Maisie Smith will compete in next week's final.

Singh faced Laing in the dance-off and the Made In Chelsea star won the votes of both Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Shirley Ballas, with only Motsi Mabuse backing Singh.

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Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice (PA)

Casting the deciding vote, Ballas admitted she was becoming "quite emotional".

She said: "Musicality, determination, conviction from both teams, they just gave their all. But I just feel that one couple had a little more determination, a little bit more 'I'm not leaving without that trophy' and with that in mind I'm saving Jamie and Karen (Hauer, his partner)."

Asked by host Tess Daly about her time on the BBC One show, Singh said of her professional partner Giovanni Pernice: "I'm just really sorry for him. He's worked so hard and been in so many finals that I'm really sorry I couldn't do it for you. Sorry."

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Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice set tongues wagging with their steamy tango. (BBC)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: (L-R) Kate Garraway, Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh, Susanna Reid and Laura Tobin attend Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards at Grand Connaught Rooms on May 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Kate Garraway, Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Ranvir Singh and Sean Fletcher attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Laura Tobin, Ranvir Singh, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway attend the ITV Gala at London Palladium on November 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: (L-R) Ranvir Singh and Sean Fletcher arrive for Good Morning Britain's Health Star Awards - at Hilton Park Lane on April 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh and Kate Garraway attend the Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards at Grand Connaught Rooms on May 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ranvir Singh, Charlotte Hawkins, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Laura Tobin attends the ITV Gala at London Palladium on November 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Ranvir Singh attends The Sun Military Awards at The Guildhall on December 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Ranvir Singh, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Laura Tobin attend the National Television Awards held at the O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Ranvir Singh attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/07/17: Ranvir Singh attending the ITV Summer Party 2019 at Nobu Shoreditch in London. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Ranvir Singh attends the press performance of "Peter Pan" at the Troubadour White City Theatre on July 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Sean Fletcher, Laura Tobin, Ranvir Singh, Ben Shepard and Kate Garraway attend the Pride Of Britain Awards 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Ranvir Singh arriving for the Pride of Britain Awards held at the The Grosvenor House Hotel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Ranvir Singh during the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Pernice responded: "You don't have to be sorry at all, we've both worked very hard, you've been an absolute dream to work with. You are a true hero, your job at 3 o'clock in the morning then you come in the room and dance with me.

"More than anything you've grown as a person and this for me is the most rewarding thing that I could ask for, so well done to you. Well done."

Looking back on her time on the show, Singh said: "There's some really beautiful moments in there and so much more than I ever expected and I'm sad not to be in the final. But at the same time, I am glad that we've moved people to tears and the Argentine tango was an amazing moment.

"We've had some really fantastic memorable moments and I know I couldn't have got this far without you."

Singh failed to impress on Saturday night, where the stars danced two routines each, languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard with 44 points out of a possible 60.

She waltzed to Josh Groban's Un Giorno Per Noi, bathed in blue light, and earned 26 points. But Revel Horwood criticised her footwork, and said her dress "covered a multitude of sins".

And later she jived to Christina Aguilera's hit Candyman dressed as a sailor and scored only 18. Revel Horwood described her as "heavy and laboured", adding: "This dance did not suit you at all."

Sunday's results show also featured a musical performance from Little Mix who performed their single Break Up Song.

The Strictly Come Dancing final begins on Saturday December 19 at 6pm on BBC One.

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