The ninth celebrity has been sent home from Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

Scottish comedian and presenter Susan Calman became the latest star to depart the dancefloor after facing Alexandra Burke in the dreaded dance off.

Calman and her professional partner Kevin Clifton went up against Burke and Gorka Marquez in the dance off after the judges' scores were combined with the results of the viewers' votes.

Both couples took to the dancefloor to perform their routines again.

Susan Calman becomes the ninth celeb to depart Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Calman and Clifton performed their American Smooth to Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin, while Burke and Marquez did their Rumba to Halo by Beyonce.

After both couples danced a second time, the judges unanimously chose to save Burke and Marquez.

Craig Revel Horwood said: "Well simply the better dance of the night I believe, was Alexandra and Gorka."

Darcey Bussell agreed: "The couple I would like to save just for their artistry and technical ability is Alexandra and Gorka" with Bruno Tonioli adding: "Well first I really enjoyed them both but for different reasons. I have to say the best dancers in the dance-off were Alexandra and Gorka."

Head Judge Shirley Ballas agreed with her fellow judges and said she too would have saved Alexandra and Gorka.

Susan Calman says she "loved every minute" of Strictly

Susan said of her time on the dancing show "I have loved every minute of it. Everyone from wardrobe, make-up, the runners, you and lovely Claudia, Zoe on It Takes Two, the beautiful judges who have brought such light into my life every single week, everyone involved in the show, the audience, everyone who voted for us, we got far further than we thought we would.

"To my friends and my family and my lovely wife who’s here every single week supporting me. Most of all, I’ve made a friend for life and Kevin may not have won the Glitterball this year but he’s won Strictly for me."

Clifton added, "Susan you’ve been the absolute epitome of joy and happiness throughout this whole competition which in my eyes makes you a beautiful dancer. So thank you for dancing with me and thanks for being my friend."

Burke remains in the competition alongside broadcaster Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson, Davood Ghadami, singer Mollie King and soap star Joe McFadden who topped the leaderboard on Saturday's show with his 1920s-inspired quickstep.

The remaining six couples will take to the dancefloor again next Saturday when Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One for Musicals Week.