Strictly Come Dancing: Lisa Riley salsa’s out the show and Denise Van Outen appears in the dance off AGAIN

Tonight saw actress Lisa Riley leave Strictly Come Dancing just one week before the grand final.

An emotional Lisa Riley leaves Strictly Come DancingLisa Riley's been off Strictly Come Dancing - meaning Denise, Louis and Danni go through to the final:

Lisa left the competition tonight. Copyright [BBC/PA]

We must admit, we're going to miss her.

Last night Lisa finished last on the leader board after her Salsa and American Smooth failed to impress the judges- so it wasn't a huge surprise that she landed in the dance off.

What was a surprise however was that Denise Van Outen, who had placed second last night, found herself in the bottom two for the second week running.

The girls then competed in a tense dance off with Lisa performing her American Smooth and Denise her Tango.

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After both women had danced it was up to the judges to decide who would remain in the competition.

After a tense dance off came a tenser decision. Copyright [BBC/PA]

Up first was Craig Revel Horwood who chose to save Denise and James saying: "Purely based on technique, Denise and James."

Darcey Bussell saved Denise and James stating: "This is so hard but yes, technically, the ones I'm going to save are Denise and James."

While Bruno Toniolli agreed with his fellow judges saying: "First I have to say you've both done so well to come this far, great dancing, great entertainment but I have to go for the best dance and that was delivered by Denise and James."

With the judges unanimous, a teary Lisa hugged her partner Robin.

Of her time on Strictly Lisa said: "It's been the best time of my entire life, I can't thank you enough.

"From the costume to the makeup, everybody backstage is just beyond belief, and all the judges, I've had the time of my life.

"And one person has made that and that's Robin Windsor. He has just been amazing."

Kimberley Walsh, Dani Harmer, Louis Smith and Denise Van Outen will now all compete in the Strictly Come Dancing live final next weekend, fighting for the chance to win the coveted glitter ball trophy.