Anneka Rice says her hard work on Strictly Come Dancing has literally left its mark on her.
After three weeks on the BBC dance show Anneka and her partner Kevin Clifton were voted home following a dance-off with former Manchester City goalkeeper David James and his partner Nadiya Bychkova.
Bowing out of the show, Anneka said she’s ‘covered in bruises’ following all her hard work in training.
The pair had to perform their Charleston to Woo Hoo by The 220.127.116.11’s from the movie Kill Bill again.
And David and Nadiya performed their American Smooth to Kiss from a Rose by Seal from the movie Batman Forever in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
Waving goodbye to the contest the Challenge Anneka and Treasure Hunt star said: “I’ve just loved this whole thing; I’ve not one negative about the whole experience.
“We’ve worked really hard, I’m covered in bruises.”
Praising her dance partner she told host Tess Daly: “I love this man; it’s been a joy to have that honour, that privilege of learning to dance.
“It’s a whole new world to me Tess. I love all that gang up there!
“Now I’ve got 11 and a half moves! My son is getting married next year.
“I’m determined to be able to shuffle onto the dance floor and not do my usual thing of handing out the canapes.”
Kevin, who won the show last year with journalist Stacey Dooley, said: “You’ve put in so much commitment and so much effort.
“We worked about four hours on one step on that charleston and you delivered that waltz last week… then to come out and deliver that charleston – the improvement you’ve made, I’m so proud of you, it’s been an absolute joy.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns next Saturday at 6.40pm with the results show on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Anneka and Kevin will chat with Rylan Clark-Neal on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on Monday from 6.30pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.