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Mollie King leaves Strictly Come Dancing 2017

The Saturdays singer misses out on a place in next week’s final.

Mollie King
Credit: BBC

The Saturdays singer Mollie King left Strictly Come Dancing tonight during the semi-final results show.

Mollie and her partner AJ Pritchard missed out on a place in next week’s final after failing to beat Gemma Atkinson and her partner Aljaž Škorjanec in the dance-off. All of the judges chose to save Gemma and Aljaž.

The semi-final - Strictly Come Dancing

Credit: BBC / Guy Levy

Talking to Tess about her time on the show Mollie said: “Firstly congratulations to Gemma and Aljaž because they danced their socks off and totally deserved to be there and congratulations to all the finalists, they’re so incredible and good luck, I can’t wait to watch you all, so go out there and get it! I have so many thank you’s. Thank you to everyone who has voted us through to the semi-finals, it’s so far beyond what we ever thought that would happen; I’m so so grateful for that. Thank you to all the professionals, you have been so much fun and so encouraging. Thank you to the judges, you have just been unbelievable and I will forever remember everything that you said and I will take it on board when I’m dancing at home or wherever I’m dancing. And to Tess, Claudia and Zoe, you have been amazing, you have been so so just lovely and above all, AJ, you have been just incredible and you have been my hero for the last couple of months so thank you so much. I couldn’t have done any of it without you.”

Mollie King & AJ Pritchard

Credit: BBC / Guy Levy

AJ added: “I want to say thank you so much for being in training and literally spending all the time working so hard and always willing to try everything and performing every single night as if it’s your last.”

Tonight’s show also featured a musical performance from Craig David and Bastille.

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will crown its winner next weekend in the Grand Final, which airs at 6.30pm on BBC One. Take a look at all the action from tonight’s show in our gallery below:

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