Bobby Brazier comforted his partner Dianne Buswell after an emotional Strictly dance-off (Picture: BBC)
Dianne and Bobby kept their spirits up, though, as they performed their jive to Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go for the second time at Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom.
‘Well, there’s a standout performance for me that I can’t ignore and the couple that I would like to save are Bobby and Dianne,’ commented Craig Revel Horwood.
Motsi Mabuse also went for the pair, adding: ‘I felt that both couples danced so beautifully. Really one of the most beautiful dance-offs we have had. I am going to save Bobby and Dianne.’
Bobby and Dianne faced Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington in the bottom two (Picture: BBC)
The Aussie star burst into tears when the result was confirmed (Picture: BBC)
Dianne sobbed into Bobby’s chest after learning they were safe (Picture: BBC)
Anton Du Beke praised the ‘marvellous dance-off’, but noted Bobby and Dianne danced ‘excellently again.’
But as the result was confirmed, Dianne burst into tears and had to be comforted by Bobby.
The red-haired beauty sobbed into Bobby’s chest and he enveloped her into a hug after learning they would be dancing again next week.
Both then rushed over to hug eliminated stars Angela and Kai, who left with their heads held high and a smile on their faces.
Reacting to the emotional goodbye, social media users were keen to offer their support to Dianne, who has had a tough time with things in her personal life lately.
‘Her dad’s having chemo and was supposed to be here watching her. No wonder she’s emotional. We’ve got you Dianne’, one person wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Fans showered Dianne with love on social media (Picture: BBC)
The duo rushed to hug the eliminated couple (Picture: BBC)
Angela and Kai bowed out graciously (Picture: BBC)
‘Noo seeing Bobby in the dance-off was sad but seeing Dianne cry was awful my god’, another wrote.
Referencing her dad’s cancer and Strictly’s Amy Dowden’s illness, another person tweeted: ‘Dianne another pure soul, her dad currently undergoing chemotherapy, her best friend also battling the awful c word. It really can’t be easy for her too. Go and smash it next week you two, always get my votes’.
Others commented that Bobby and Dianne ‘should’ve never been in the dance-off in the first place’.
Dianne recently shared an update on her dad’s condition, as he receives treatment back home in Australia.
Alongside a photo of him smiling in his hospital bed, the dance star wrote earlier this week: ‘i’m so proud of you dad ❤️ first round of chemotherapy today ! i wish i could be there to hold your hand and support you in person ❤️ but i do know that i’m making you so proud over here in my concert every week !’
She added: ‘the Australian nurses and drs are now very aware of strictly come dancing as my dad won’t stop talking about it😂💕💕 you can do this daddy xxx [sic]’
Bobby and Dianne earned their highest score on Saturday with their jive, so their dance-off placement shocked everyone (Picture: BBC)
Dianne was met with an outpouring of love from her Strictly family, with Katya Jones commenting: ‘You can do this Mark!!! ❤️’
Welsh pro Amy – who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer earlier this year – wrote: ‘Sending all my love to whole Buswell family! Mark you got this and soon it’s going to be a distant memory! Roll on 2024 where you will be watching Dianne live in concerts. Thinking of you 💖’
Dianne has spoken a lot about how Bobby has been her ‘rock’ throughout their Strictly journey this series.
Speaking previously to Metro.co.uk, Dianne – who is dating YouTuber Joe Sugg – said: ‘We’re very lucky to have each other, actually.
‘I always knew that Bobby was a gorgeous soul, but getting to know him and being able to work with him is a real privilege.’
‘I feel the same,’ Bobby chimed in.
‘The closer you get to someone, the highs are higher and the lows are lower. It’s super emotional, it’s so emotional!
‘But I wouldn’t change it for anything.’
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday and Sunday on BBC One and iPlayer.
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