Eddie Kadi was the fourth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2023 following Sunday’s dance-off.
The comedian, 40, faced the dreaded dance off against former Love Islander Zara McDermott as both celebrities tried to impress the judges one last time.
But Eddie and his dance partner Karen Hauer had to say their goodbyes after landing at the bottom of the leaderboard and losing the dance off.
Eddie was scored a disappointing 24 out of 40 with his Samba to Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez.
First up to perform in the dance off saw Eddie and Karen who danced the Samba again, before Zara and her dance partner Graziano Di Prima performed their American Smooth to Can’t Fight The Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes.
Fourth out: Eddie Kadi was the fourth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2023 following Sunday’s dance-off
Farewell: The comedian, 40, faced the dreaded dance off against former Love Islander Zara McDermott as both celebrities tried to impress the judges one last time
It’s over: But Eddie and his dance partner Karen Hauer had to say their goodbyes after landing at the bottom of the leaderboard and losing the dance off
After both couples performed the best they could to win a place into next week’s competition, the judges gave their verdict.
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke were all in favour of Zara and Graziano, meaning the majority vote saw them through to another week.
Fourth judge Shirley Ballas also revealed Zara and Graziano had her vote.
Craig said: ‘For me the quality of dance in this couple was far superior and the couple I would like to save is Zara and Graziano.’
Meanwhile, Motsi said: ‘For me, it was extremely close. The quality was actually very, very close. It came down to details and I would love to save Zara and Graziano.’
Anton said: ‘Well, I thought that was an excellent dance off. I thought both couples danced very, very well but for me with a slightly cleaner technique, I’d like to save Zara and Graziano.’
Speaking about his time on the show, Eddie said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed this, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do – I love dancing.
‘This has been the highest moment of my career – it’s the happiest I’ve ever been, but not just for me – my family – my little baby girl is at home doing the Men in Black dance.
Underperformed: Eddie was scored a disappointing 24 out of 40 with his Samba to Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez
Live to see another day: Zara and her dance partner Graziano Di Prima performed their American Smooth to Can’t Fight The Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes
Saved: After both couples performed the best they could to win a place into next week’s competition, the judges gave their verdict
Favourite: Craig Revel Horwood , Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke were all in favour of Zara and Graziano, meaning the majority vote saw them through to another week
‘More importantly, this little African boy, I just wanted my culture to shine. Everything I stand for, when it comes to my comedy, when it comes to my presenting, is based on my culture, is based on my upbringing and I wanted that to shine most importantly.
‘Even more importantly this wonderful Queen [to Karen], there are two parts to this show – we want to entertain, I believe that God has brought this to me, I just want to make people happy and this gem over here has kept me happy – I love you so much God bless you.’
Karen gushed: ‘You are a treasure, I’m going to miss you [to Eddie] – well I’ll see you tomorrow!
‘We’re going to take up Congolese dancing. I just want to thank you so much for being so positive and bringing such light and smiling, just a beauty to all of us, I want to thank you so much.’
Sunday’s Results show also featured the professional dancers taking viewers back in time with a fabulous 60s Fosse-inspired number and a special Planet Earth III themed performance of Pompeii from Bastille in the ballroom.
The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor next week for a spook-tacular Halloween special on Saturday 28th October at 6:40pm.
The results show will return on Sunday 29th October at 7:20pm on BBC One.
Eddie and Karen will be joining Fleur East for their first exclusive televised interview live on Strictly: It Takes Two on Monday 23rd October at 6:30pm on BBC Two.
Had a blast: Speaking about his time on the show, Eddie said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed this, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do – I love dancing’
Friendship: Karen gushed: ‘You are a treasure, I’m going to miss you [to Eddie] – well I’ll see you tomorrow!’
What is going on? Strictly stars were plagued with mistakes as Nigel kicked Katya and Eddie’s samba left Shirley asking why there are so many errors in Saturday nights show
Mistakes! Eddie and Karen failed to impress the judges with their samba as he made lots of footwork errors
Shocked: The first few performances left Shirley to question: ‘I don’t know what everyone had for their dinner but there’s a few mistakes going on’
Ooops: Nigel received 29 for his foxtrot after he admitted to ‘making up the steps’
‘The footwork should be better by now:’ Motsi told Eddie off after his performance
It seems nerves were getting the better of the Strictly contestants during Saturday night’s show as the celebrities were plagued with mistakes.
As Week 5 of the BBC show kicked off the judges were upping their standards as they harshly critiqued the contestants.
Things didn’t get off to a good start as Nigel Harman kicked his partner Katya Jones after he messed up his footwork and was left making up the steps.
Eddie and Karen failed to impress the judges with their samba, leaving Shirley to question: ‘I don’t know what everyone had for their dinner but there’s a few mistakes going on.’
Commenting on the harsh comments from the judges, Claudia stated: ‘Craig is very Week 5 tonight.’
Despite Nigel’s impressive salsa last Saturday, his foxtrot left the judges unimpressed as they picked up on his inaccurate footwork.
Speaking with Claudia, even the Casualty actor himself admitted: ‘I kicked Katya and then made up the steps for a bit.’
To which Katya replied: ‘I didn’t even notice the mistake, he was leading me through the dance.’
Meanwhile Eddie and Karen’s salsa left Motsi almost telling the comedian off, as she remarked: ‘The footwork should be better by now.’
They might have enjoyed his hip movement, but the technique was not enough.
Feeling very picky with their comments Craig earlier remarked that Annabel Croft’s Charleston had ‘no swivel’ as the judges commented that the nerves seemed to have got to her too.
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2023: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Angela says: ‘Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Amanda says: ‘I’m thrilled to have been asked to do Strictly. I’m actually really shy and self-conscious so this will be a great opportunity for me to overcome those things.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!’
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.’
Profession: Comedian and radio presenter
Eddie says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me, understands that music and dance is so important and central to who I am. I’m so unbelievably proud and honoured that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 Team. I promise you, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
Profession: TV presenter
Angela says: ‘I’m not particularly fit, I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to this dancing. I’ve never done any dances apart from drunken jiving at a wedding!’
Profession: Documentary maker and former Love Island star
Zara says: ‘I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan. We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life.’
Profession: Actor and presenter
Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro. Get me on that dance floor…I can’t wait!’
Profession: Coronation Street star
Ellie says: ‘It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!’
Profession: EastEnders star and model
Bobby says: ‘I’m so excited to be part of the Strictly line up, I can’t wait to start training like a professional dancer and adding a few moves to my locker. I’m looking forward to performing in-front of everyone.’
Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited, and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show I have watched in awe as people have twirled and gyrated across the screen. And now it’s my turn…..gulp!’
Profession: Broadcaster and ex tennis player
Annabel says: ‘I have always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and looking forward to finding some joyfulness in the process.’