Strictly Come Dancing delivered a surprising result on Sunday night before the dance-off when Michelle Visage was confirmed to be in the bottom two – while it was Mike Bushell who left the show.

Despite the praise and high marks of the jury, it was confirmed that Michelle and dance partner Giovanni Pernice face the dance-off, which amazes the fans.

They met Mike and his dance partner Katya Jones, who had already been in the dance-off three times.

Both couples were again charged with dancing for judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli and Chief Justice Shirley Ballas before their verdicts were announced.

When both performances came to an end, hostess Tess Daly gave the jury a unanimous vote.

Strictly come dancing fans were stunned. Michelle Visage was in the bottom two

All four judges decided to rescue Michelle and her partner Giovanni and send Mike and Katya home.

The judges agreed that both couples did better than ever, but it was up to Mike to leave the show.

When Mike said he was leaving, he told Tess, "I had the most amazing 9 or 10 weeks since we started training, I lost a stone and a half, I'm a guy in my fifties, I'm feeling spiritual sharper in being able to deal with pressure situations – thanks to the dance-offs!

Strictly speaking, Mike and Katya were sent home by the judges

"It totally changed me and to be honest I will not stop dancing My wife Emily supported me and my daughters all the way My father will play ballroom dancing and my mother started Zumba – I would like to thank all my family and the judge. "

He continued, "I have all the comments around the house, every moment was an absolute honor and a joy, I did not think I would get this far, so I have already booked a hotel in Blackpool so I am coming still with you.

"This great teacher, Katya, I can not tell you how committed she is, she's the best sports coach of all time, she makes you believe that anything is possible.

Strictly kill the producers Michelle Visage of the Arenatour at the last minute
The audience could not understand the vote result

"She did not make it easy for me, we had some difficult routines and I can not believe the miracles you have done, there are so many memories."

Although the spectators were not particularly surprised by the result, they were shocked that Michelle even took the bottom two places in the first place.

A viewer said on Twitter: "Michelle in the bottom two? How on earth?"

Mike Bushell was in three previous dance-offs

Another agreed, "Right decision tonight, although I can not understand why Michelle was even in the dance off."

A third person added, "Why was Michelle seriously involved with dancing in the dance, and finally Mike left, it's time!"

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One next Saturday at 19:05 for the Blackpool Special. The results will be shown on Sunday at 19:15.