Neil Jones confirms he will make a comeback to Strictly tonight

Chris Ramsey and wife Rosie

Chris Ramsey and wife Rosie

Neil Jones has finally returned to Strictly Come Dancing, but Motsi Mabuse had viewers cringing when she compared him being reunited with Alex Scott to a couple getting back together after an affair.

Clifton, who stepped in with 45 minutes' notice in week six when Jones was injured, split with his wife Karen Hauer who also dances in Strictly before the beginning of last series and is now dating his 2018 co-star, Stacey Dooley.

After both couples had danced, the judges unanimously voted to save Michelle and made a decision to send Mike home.

At the foot of the scoreboard was Mike Bushell after his dance dis-ah-ster of a paso doble - with Geordie joker Chris Ramsey just above.

Mike and Katya had already been in the dance off three times and the judging panel voted unanimously to send them home.

She said: 'I know you love me but I know you were disappointed, how relieved are you to be through?'

They were in the dance off against Ru Paul's Drag Race star Michelle Visage, 51, and her partner Giovanni Pernice, 29.

Shirley Ballas said: "The thing I admired the most is that focus". I have lost a stone and half. Technically, it was a complete disaster.

The presenter replied: 'I was shocked, I was adamant I was going to be in that dance off so thank you to everyone supporting, I was just gutted that I messed up really'. I have all the comments framed around the house.

"Every moment has been an absolute honour and a joy", he added. She'd make the greatest sporting coach ever, she makes you believe that anything is possible.

When fellow judge Bruno Tonioli told her that her comments would make headlines, she said: "You guys know what I mean! There's so many memories".

But he added: "Kids' telly is awesome... this is the best job in the world. I'm so sorry I couldn't take to Blackpool".

Strictly Come Dancing returns for the results show on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One.