After three consecutive weeks in the dance-off, designer Julien Macdonald and his professional dance partner Janette Manrara were eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend.

They lost out in the dance-off to Countdown's Rachel Riley and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save Riley and Kovalev, with head judge Len Goodman saying that he would have voted the same way.

After his elimination, Macdonald said: "I'd like to thank everyone at home for voting for me, all the audience and the judges - even Craig!"

Macdonald continued: "Most of all, I've had an amazing time and this has been the best experience of my life and I've left on a high. I hope I have spiced everybody's night up!"

Twelve couples remain in the competition.