Susannah Constantine is sent home from Strictly after 'right choice' by judges

Susannah Constantine being surrounded by colleagues after she and Anton Du Beke become the first couple to be voted out of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.
Susannah Constantine being surrounded by colleagues after she and Anton Du Beke become the first couple to be voted out of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

Susannah Constantine has been sent home from Strictly Come Dancing and accepted her exit was "the right choice".

The fashion expert has come bottom of the leaderboard two weeks in a row with her partner Anton du Beke.

Susannah Constantine  after she and Anton Du Beke become the first couple to be voted out of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

Susannah Constantine after she and Anton Du Beke become the first couple to be voted out of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

She has now been sent home after judges unanimously backed Lee Ryan and Nadiya Bychkova to stay following the dance-off.

Constantine said they had made the right decision but that her dance partner was "still king".

She told Tess Daly: "I know it has gone a bit quick, but you know what? I just feel so lucky to have had three weeks learning to dance with Anton and to have met all these amazing people.

"For me, they are the most important and I feel really privileged to have met them all, and it has been amazing."

Susannah Constantine after she and Anton Du Beke become the first couple to be voted out of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

Susannah Constantine after she and Anton Du Beke become the first couple to be voted out of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

She added to the judges: "You've made the right choice, you guys, Lee and Nadiya were brilliant but Anton is still the king."

Constantine and du Beke earned only 24 points from the judges, managing a score of 12 in both weeks for their samba and foxtrot.

The foxtrot again failed to impress in the dance-off and Craig Revel Horwood said it was a "no-brainer" to send the pair home.

All the judges were in agreement over which couple should leave the show.

Bruno Tonioli said: "It's obvious I have to save the overall better couple and, to my eyes, Lee and Nadiya were the winners."

After the brief run on the series came to an end, Du Beke said: "It's just all too brief, I have had the most fabulous time with Susannah, she is going to be a great loss to the show.

"Sadly someone's got to go but I wish it wasn't you because you're wonderful to be with.

"I'm going to miss spending time with you in the studio, we've had a great time, we've had enormous amounts of fun, and you're wonderful and thank you very much indeed."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday October 6 at 6.30pm. Constantine and du Beke will appear on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on Monday October 1.