Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules is the seventh star eliminated

Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules is eliminated after losing dance-off against Graeme Swann… as he lavishes praise on partner Amy Dowden amid ‘bullying’ claims

Danny John-Jules became the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing amid claims he ‘bullied’ professional dance partner Amy Dowden in training.

During Sunday night’s elimination show, Danny, 58, found himself in the dance-off alongside Graeme Swann, 39, and his professional partner Oti Mabuse.   

Both couples then performed their routines again, with Graeme and Oti doing their Salsa to Follow The Leader by Soca Boys whilst Danny and Amy performed their Samba to Feels Like Home by Sigala.

Eliminated: Danny John-Jules became the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing amid claims he ‘bullied’ professional dance partner Amy Dowden in training

However, despite Danny’s best efforts, the judges unanimously voted to save Graeme. 

Explaining their reasons behind their decisions, Craig Revel Horwood began: ‘Just for sheer level of difficulty and who I think is the best dancer. That is Danny and Amy.’


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Darcey Bussell added: ‘I wish you didn’t put me in this position, I am not enjoying this at all. The couple I would like to save, on a more finished performance without any mistakes, is Graeme and Oti.’

Bruno Tonioli then said: ‘Well this is a nightmare because really what we have to do is choose someone based purely on what happened now, not who was good yesterday, next week, whatever. 

The competition: During Sunday night’s elimination show, Danny, 58, found himself in the dance-off alongside Graeme Swann, 39, and his professional partner Oti Mabuse

‘Purely based on this dance, someone was slightly better and then it went wrong, and another one gave a fully full performance. What do I have to do? I have to choose the person who delivered better tonight and that person for me was Graeme. Graeme and Oti.’

Head Judge Shirley Ballas was in agreement with her fellow judges, and said: ‘Both couples were really wonderful. 

‘I think they both put the best step forward but with a more flawless performance, more energy packed, with more excitement I’m going to go with Graeme and Oti.’

It’s over: Danny and Amy performed their Samba to Feels Like Home by Sigala, but despite Danny’s best efforts, the judges unanimously voted to save Graeme

When asked by Tess Daly about his time on the show, Danny said: ‘It’s been a great experience and I’m just so unhappy I didn’t get Amy to where she needed to be. 

‘And I just think that as I said before, everything I have done on this show is because of Amy. It was her training, her choreography that got me here. 

‘I can only look as good as her dancing and you know, she is great, and I hope that her career goes up and onwards as she deserves.’

Kind words: When asked by Tess Daly about his time on the show, Danny said: ‘It’s been a great experience and I’m just so unhappy I didn’t get Amy to where she needed to be’ 

Amy then interjected: ‘Do you know Danny told me day one that he has been a frustrated song and dance man. 

‘And I just think it’s lovely that the nation has been able to see your talent and to see you back out there performing again, so thank you for delivering such amazing performances week in, week out. And your children are going to be so proud of you.’

Danny then said: ‘My children love her they are probably going to be watching this now really sad. And I know that they love you, and I love you.’

Sunday’s Results show saw a special Remembrance Day performance from the Strictly Come Dancing professionals alongside the RAF Spitfires Choir and the women of the RAF in a tribute to the Royal Air Force, as well as a musical performance from Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo.

Shock claims: Danny and Amy’s kind words to one another may have come as a surprise to some viewers as Danny was hit with claims he had been demonstrating ‘bullying’ behaviour towards his partner in rehearsals 

Danny and Amy’s kind words to one another may have come as a surprise to some viewers as Danny was hit with claims he had been demonstrating ‘bullying’ behaviour towards his partner. 

It was alleged the actor left Welsh dancer Amy, 27, in tears after he ‘repeatedly shouted and swore’ their training session earlier this week, prompting BBC bosses to issue him with a ‘final warning’.  

Danny later said he is ‘the victim of a vendetta’ in an interview with The Sun.

‘I’m a man who says what he means and means what he says, my conscience is clear over all of it. It seems to be turning into a vendetta. For some reason, some don’t want me to be successful on Strictly’, he added.

The Death in Paradise actor went on to like several supportive tweets from his fans who accused the judges of ‘undermarking’ him after he found himself at the bottom of the leaderboard, despite not making a single mistake.

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One when the remaining eight couples will take to the dancefloor live from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Warning: It was alleged the actor left Welsh dancer Amy, 27, in tears after he ‘repeatedly shouted and swore’ their training session earlier this week, prompting BBC bosses to issue him with a ‘final warning’ 

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