Strictly Come Dancing finalists revealed after dance-off elimination

BBC handout photo of Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer with Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden wait to hear their fate after the dance off
BBC handout photo of Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer with Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden wait to hear their fate after the dance off
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Strictly Come Dancing's three finalists have been revealed after Chris Ramsey became the latest celebrity to get the boot.

EastEnders actress Emma Barton, 42, CBBC star Karim Zeroual, 26, and ex-Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, 35, will go through to the final.

BBC handout photo of with Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer being hugged by Karim Zeroual with Amy Dowden after the comedian became the latest celebrity to be voted off BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing

BBC handout photo of with Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer being hugged by Karim Zeroual with Amy Dowden after the comedian became the latest celebrity to be voted off BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing

Comedian Ramsey, 33, and his dance partner Karen Hauer, 37, were knocked out of the BBC One competition in the semi-final.

They lost their chance of getting their hands on the glitterball following a dance-off with Zeroual and Amy Dowden.

The couples performed in front of judges Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.

Judges opted to save Zeroual, saying he was the "best dancer" and that the pair's routine was "brilliant".

BBC handout photo of host Tess Daly with Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer after the comedian became the latest celebrity to be voted off BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing

BBC handout photo of host Tess Daly with Chris Ramsay and Karen Hauer after the comedian became the latest celebrity to be voted off BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing

Ramsey, who has become a household name since joining the show, said he is "very proud of myself" to have got so far.

"I never ever thought I would make it past week two, genuinely I had no expectations whatsoever," he said.

"I am astounded and I've got to thank Karen - she is just amazing and so patient it's crazy!

"I had sleepless nights in the build up and there is no-one else who can have made it what it has been."

Hauer described their experience as a "giggle fest" and said Ramsey, a former co-presenter of I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp, did not know how to walk when he first stepped through the Strictly door.

She told her dance partner, who was emotional on Saturday night's show: "From week one, not knowing how to walk, and now you are a semi-finalist and you have made all of us proud and have inspired all of us and I want to thank you for being awesome."

Both couples performed their choice of routines from Saturday's show again - Ramsey a Rumba and Zeroual the American Smooth.

The remaining three couples will take to the dancefloor for the Strictly Come Dancing grand final on Saturday December 14 on BBC One.