Charles Venn became the tenth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2018.
The Casualty and EastEnders star was rewarded after being defeated at a dance party.
Charles lost to Ashley Roberts, the Pussycat doll, who ran the risk of leaving for the second straight week when she was one of the favorites to win.
After playing her Rumba at Maria's West Side Story, the judges unanimously decided to save Ashley and her partner, Pasha Kovalev.
But the most controversial part of the evening was when Charles' professional partner, Karen Clifton, seemed to have an interest in some of the other candidates.
When asked if she had any words for Charles, she replied, "Oh, Charles, I can only say that you have been the most humble, most professional person with whom I have ever work.
"And thank you for always respecting me as a woman, as a friend and as a teacher, and I will never forget this trip we did together."
Some Strictly fans thought she was aiming at Seann Walsh and Katya Jones, who pushed the relationship between the student and the teacher to another level with their wild drunkenness on the street.
He could also have been sent to Ashley after rumors that she would be dating professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.
Links were also established with Danny John-Jules, who left his partner Amy Dowden in tears during a clash in the training room.
When Tess asked him to talk about his time in the series, Charles congratulated Karen and even thanked the judges for saving him from previous weeks.
The actor said: "Well, I must say first before entering the highlights; I must thank my family for all their support because, without them, I can not say if I could have borne half of it. Before I live any dances or memories, I have to pay extreme homage to this woman here because Karen Clifton has made me a promising dancer. A promising dancer honestly! This woman was by my side and supported me, she was strict, she was strong, she was caring and loving, sensitive, intuitive, and I am categorical: without her, I do not know how I am Could have reached this level. . "
"The most memorable moments for me should be street dancing, because it was the first time that this happened, and of course Samba – one of my best scores. It was our best score and the first time Karen got a 10, so these are of course the most memorable moments. "
"I am so grateful and grateful for this opportunity. I learned so much about myself. I know now that I can do a little ballroom and salsa. I am so grateful. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you strictly come dance. Thank you to the voters. Thank you to the judges because you've saved our butt several times, so thank you, thank you. "
Unfortunately, Charles lost to Ashley after the dance veterans found themselves in the last two.
Both couples performed their routines again. Charles and Karen performed a Rumba for Maria from West Side Story, while Ashley and Pasha danced their Quickstep from Funny Girl's Do not Rain On My Parade.
After the two couples danced a second time in order to impress the judges, they delivered their verdict.
Craig Revel Horwood, who chose to save Ashley and Pasha, admitted that it was a difficult choice to make.
Craig said, "Well, let me first say that I really liked both performances and of course, I hate to say the word" difficult ", but I must. But for the strongest and most technically demanding performances, I will choose Ashley and Pasha. "
Darcey Bussell also chose to save Ashley and Pasha and faced a tricky decision.
Darcey said: "It's horrible to choose between these two, but the couple I would like to save on the complexity and brilliance of the dance is Ashley and Pasha."
Bruno Tonioli sealed the fate of Charles and Karen when he chose to save Ashley and Pasha.
Bruno said, "First of all, I would like to thank you both because you really did give wonderful, completely different but wonderful performances, but I have to choose the performance that I found stronger, more accomplished, more complicated and more exciting. I have to go get Ashley and Pasha.
Chief Justice Shirley Ballas said that she was in agreement with her colleagues and would have saved Ashley and Pasha.
Charles and Karen will appear in Strictly Come Dancing: It takes two with Zoe Ball for their first live interview Monday at 6:30 pm on BBC Two.
The remaining five couples will be on the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing will return Saturday at 18:35, the results being broadcast Sunday at 19:15 on BBC One.