After a spirited dance to Gypsy Kings' Bamboleo, Laura Whitmore has been knocked out of Strictly Come Dancing.

Whitmore, and her partner Giovanni Pernice, were in a dance-off against BBC Sport presenter Ore Odubba and her partner, Joanne Clifton. Many believed that Whitmore would survive or, more likely, that Ed Balls would be in the dance-off tonight.

Sadly, it wasn't to be as the judges made an unanimous decision against Whitmore and for Ore. Bruno Tonioli said that "this wasn’t a dance off, it was a dance treat. You both danced with such vibrancy, energy and entertainment value, it’s like splitting hairs here."

"But I have to pick one out of the two that in a way outshone everyone else, and that couple was Ore and Joanne."

After the decision, Whitmore thanked her partner and said that "(just) being here, the judges, behind the scenes. I don’t think anyone realises how much goes on here, the make-up, the costume, everything and just to be part of that for a little while is amazing."

It's a shame, but there's Whitmore to life than dancing. Yeah, sorry.