Ruth Langsford is the seventh celebrity to leave 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke

Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke

The television presenter was booted out of the competition - just one week before the contestants head to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom - after her and her partner Anton Du Beke failed to impress in the dreaded dance off against Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse.

Speaking to host Tess Daly after finding out her fate, Ruth said: "I'm disappointed for Anton because he should be going to Blackpool. He's made this whole thing so much fun, I've absolutely loved it, even the judges' comments, even Craig's - he knows I love him really! All those wonderful people up there, they all deserve to be going to Blackpool. And you Anton Du Beke, are just the most fabulous man, so funny and you are a beautiful dancer and I hope we will be friends for a very long time."

Whilst Anton added: "It's a funny old thing this, getting voted off Strictly Come Dancing, it never gets any easier and this is, by far the most difficult. I feel a bit emotional and I don't know why. I don't really get emotional about this kind of thing because it's part of the fun of the show, the thing that upsets me the most is not being able to spend all the time that we do together, you are beyond the most joyous person I've ever met, I've enjoyed every second of it. The time we spent in the studio together rehearsing and laughing. The moment you jumped on me and wrapped your legs around my hips to the moment where we basically laid on the floor. You are amazing and I love you."

Ruth and Anton danced their Foxtrot to 'Mack The Knife' whilst Jonnie and Oti performed their own version of the same dance to Adele's 'Someone Like You'.

All the judges - Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas - chose to save Jonnie and Oti.

Craig felt they had "took on the notes and criticisms" whilst Bruno found Jonnie and Oti's performance "more emotionally moving".

'Strictly Come Dancing' returns next weekend where the remaining contestants will head to the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom to stay in the competition.