Strictly Come Dancing: Alex Scott Voted Off After Chris Ramsey Dance-Off

Alex Scott has become the 10th celebrity to be voted off this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The former England women’s footballer failed to make next week’s semi final after landing in the dance-off alongside Chris Ramsey during Sunday night’s results show.

Alex and her partner Neil Jones had to perform their Samba to Joyful Joyful from Sister Act, which landed them bottom of the leaderboard during Saturday’s Musicals special with a score of 27.

Alex and Neil landed in the dance-off alongside Chris and Karen (Photo: BBC/Guy Levy)
Alex and Neil landed in the dance-off alongside Chris and Karen (Photo: BBC/Guy Levy)

Chris and partner Karen Clifton also performed their Foxtrot to Consider Yourself from Oliver! in the hope of staying in the competition, after it bagged them 28 points.

After they’d both danced again, there was a split vote on the panel, with Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse both voting to save Alex and Neil.

When Bruno Tonioli voted to save Chris and Karen, it meant Head Judge Shirley Ballas had the casting vote.

Saving Chris and Karen, she explained: “For me it’s going to go personal taste, and I’m going to go with the couple that I felt had the most content and more powerfully entertaining.”

Alex and Neil missed out on a place in the semi-final (Photo: BBC/Guy Levy)
Alex and Neil missed out on a place in the semi-final (Photo: BBC/Guy Levy)

After the result was revealed, Alex told host Tess Daly: “I’ve been a fan of Strictly forever so to even be here and dance here every week. I’ve loved every moment and I have to thank everyone, and everyone behind the scenes to make this show work. I’ve literally lived out another dream I had football and then this chapter.

“I have to thank my dancer partner, he’s incredible. Thank you to everyone.”

Neil added: “I’ve been so lucky because I got a partner. And, I got you, you were the best. You were so good. She’s taught me so much.”

Four couples - Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse, Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden, Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke, and Chris and Karen - will now go on to compete in Saturday’s live semi final, which airs at 7pm on BBC One.

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Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first star to ever triumph in the inaugural series of 'Strictly Come Dancing', back in 2004, when there were just seven competitors to beat.  Having obviously been a hit with 'Strictly' viewers, she was later chosen to cover for regular presenter Tess Daly, when she went on maternity leave.
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first star to ever triumph in the inaugural series of 'Strictly Come Dancing', back in 2004, when there were just seven competitors to beat. Having obviously been a hit with 'Strictly' viewers, she was later chosen to cover for regular presenter Tess Daly, when she went on maternity leave.

Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennet

Clearly sensing they were onto a winner, the BBC decided to kick-start the second series of 'Strictly' just three months after Natasha Kaplinsky's victory, securing its spot in the Saturday night schedule in the latter half of the year.  Jill Halfpenny was crowned winner second time around, along with her partner, Darren Bennet.
Clearly sensing they were onto a winner, the BBC decided to kick-start the second series of 'Strictly' just three months after Natasha Kaplinsky's victory, securing its spot in the Saturday night schedule in the latter half of the year. Jill Halfpenny was crowned winner second time around, along with her partner, Darren Bennet.

Darren Gough and Lilia Kopylova

Darren became the first male celebrity to triumph in the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final in 2005, beating Colin Jackson and eventual 'It Takes Two' presenter Zoe Ball in the process.
Darren became the first male celebrity to triumph in the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final in 2005, beating Colin Jackson and eventual 'It Takes Two' presenter Zoe Ball in the process.

Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy

Cricket player Mark Ramprakash took home the glitter-ball trophy a year later.  Here he is performing with his professional partner, Karen Hardy, at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards a year after his victory.
Cricket player Mark Ramprakash took home the glitter-ball trophy a year later. Here he is performing with his professional partner, Karen Hardy, at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards a year after his victory.

Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler

'Strictly' helped breathe new life into Alesha's career, when she and partner Matthew Cutler were crowned winners.  Her smash hit solo single 'The Boy Does Nothing' followed soon after, not to mention a spot on the 'Strictly' judging panel... until Simon Cowell decided to snare her for 'BGT', that is.
'Strictly' helped breathe new life into Alesha's career, when she and partner Matthew Cutler were crowned winners. Her smash hit solo single 'The Boy Does Nothing' followed soon after, not to mention a spot on the 'Strictly' judging panel... until Simon Cowell decided to snare her for 'BGT', that is.

Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup

'Holby City' actor Tom Chambers' public profile skyrocketed, when he and his professional partner, Camilla Dallerup, were crowned winners of the sixth series.  They beat TV presenter Lisa Snowdon and 'Negotiate With Love' singer Rachel Stevens in the live final, back in 2008.
'Holby City' actor Tom Chambers' public profile skyrocketed, when he and his professional partner, Camilla Dallerup, were crowned winners of the sixth series. They beat TV presenter Lisa Snowdon and 'Negotiate With Love' singer Rachel Stevens in the live final, back in 2008.

Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan

Chris Hollins gave professional dancer Ola Jordan her first, and so far only, win back in 2010.
Chris Hollins gave professional dancer Ola Jordan her first, and so far only, win back in 2010.

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Kara and Artem had a double victory in 2010.  Shortly after taking home the glitter-ball trophy, they announced that they were dating.
Kara and Artem had a double victory in 2010. Shortly after taking home the glitter-ball trophy, they announced that they were dating.

Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani

Can we please just take a moment to appreciate this photo?
Can we please just take a moment to appreciate this photo?

Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace

The tenth series was won by Olympian Louis Smith and his professional partner, Flavia Cacace.
The tenth series was won by Olympian Louis Smith and his professional partner, Flavia Cacace.

Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Skorjanec

In the first ever all-female 'Strictly' final, Abbey beat Susanna Reid and Natalie Gumede to the glitter-ball trophy.  Fourth place was also a female contestant, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor leaving the competition at the semi-final stage.
In the first ever all-female 'Strictly' final, Abbey beat Susanna Reid and Natalie Gumede to the glitter-ball trophy. Fourth place was also a female contestant, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor leaving the competition at the semi-final stage.

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev

Caroline Flack, who took part in the competition less than a year after leaving 'X Factor' spin-off show, 'Xtra Factor'. Apparently sensing her popularity was on the rise, Simon Cowell quickly signed her up to host the main show, alongside Olly Murs.
Caroline Flack, who took part in the competition less than a year after leaving 'X Factor' spin-off show, 'Xtra Factor'. Apparently sensing her popularity was on the rise, Simon Cowell quickly signed her up to host the main show, alongside Olly Murs.

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani

When the 2015 contestants were first announced, no one would have tipped Jay for victory, particularly after he continuously played down his dancing abilities.<br /><br />Cut to a couple of months later, though, and that Glitter-ball trophy was his.
When the 2015 contestants were first announced, no one would have tipped Jay for victory, particularly after he continuously played down his dancing abilities.

Cut to a couple of months later, though, and that Glitter-ball trophy was his.

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

TV presenter Ore Oduba beat off stiff competition from 'Hollyoaks' star Danny Mac who was hot favourite to lift the glitterball trophy in 2016.
TV presenter Ore Oduba beat off stiff competition from 'Hollyoaks' star Danny Mac who was hot favourite to lift the glitterball trophy in 2016.

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones

'Holby City' actor Joe was the dark horse of the competition, rising through the ranks as the weeks went on to triumph over Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson in the 2017 final. 
'Holby City' actor Joe was the dark horse of the competition, rising through the ranks as the weeks went on to triumph over Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson in the 2017 final. 

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

Stacey and Kevin were the surprise winners of the 2018 series, triumphing over other finalists Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg. The pair later went on to begin a relationship.
Stacey and Kevin were the surprise winners of the 2018 series, triumphing over other finalists Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg. The pair later went on to begin a relationship.

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