Although the judges voted in favor of Love’s Charleston when you’re good for Mama, from film-musical Chicago to McGlynn’s American smoothie to the latest 101 Dalmatian film Cruella to Cruella de Vil.
Motsi Mabuse said: “I think it’s getting harder and harder every year, it was very close, it was a really difficult decision, but I’m going with the overall positive picture which was more intense dance, So I’m going with Judy and Graziano.”
Craig Ravel Horwood said: “Well, I think both couples did really well and improvised in the dance-off itself, but for me there was one couple that did a great job in the performance, and that’s Judy and Graziano. “
Chief Justice Shirley Ballas also voted to save Love and Di Prima, as Anton du Beke was the only judge to have voted to keep McGlynn and Marquez for another week.
After his elimination, McGlynn said: “I absolutely loved my time, I’m so glad I got the chance to be Cruella and dance with this amazing guy, I’ve loved every moment of it.
“Thanks for being a wonderful partner, we’ve laughed a lot, and I’ve had the chance to walk in with a wonderful friend.
“Thank you so much for teaching me your funny way, we’ve had a lot of fun.”
Marquez said: “I love it, the love he has for the show.
“I think talking for ourselves and all the pros when we come to the show, it’s not just about someone who can dance, it’s someone who wants to learn, who wants to improve, And loves what we do, and makes our work enjoyable and easy.
“That’s what I had with Katie and I’ll never forget this experience, it’s been incredible.”
During Saturday’s event, Great British Bake Off star John White topped the leaderboard with a Paso Doble inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean.
Along with dance partner Johannes Radebe, he was scored by the judges for 39 – the highest score of any dance in the series so far.
Saturday’s episode was the most-watched episode of the series to date, with an average of 8.5 million viewers.
It achieved the highest viewing figure of 9.1 million with 48.5% share of the television audience.
Last week actress Neena Wadia became the first celebrity to be kicked out of the show.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturdays at 7pm.