Seven may be a lucky number for many, but it proved unlucky for Laura and Giovanni as tonight their Strictly journey came to an end.
Their time on Strictly has been full of ups and downs. They were in the dance-off during Movie Week, Laura suffered an ankle injury and couldn’t perform in week 5 and were then top of the leaderboard last week for Halloween. Laura has been a true survivor showing courage and bravery throughout her time on the show.
We were shocked to see her in the dance-off and to see her go home tonight. She had made great progress and for us was a true contender to lift the glitterball.
As a superfan of the show, it has been lovely watching another superfan (Laura) grow into a beautiful dancer on the show. Her love of all things Strictly, her joy at learning to dance and all the sequins and sparkles will be missed. We’re sure that she and Giovanni will remain friends for life.
Here are their best bits in pictures: