JJ Chalmers became the sixth celebrity to step off the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 during Sunday's results show.
The 33-year-old TV presenter, who is scheduled to remove splinters from his inflamed leg next year, met Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing in the dance-off after finishing the list with 20 and 24 out of 40 points respectively.
Despite missing the semifinals, the Invictus Games star praised professional partner Amy Dowden for not failing him on Crohn's disease.
He's out! JJ Chalmers became the sixth celebrity to step off the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 during Sunday's results show (pictured with pro partner Amy Dowden).
JJ and the Welsh choreographer, 30, performed their Charleston again in front of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to stay in the competition while TV stars Jamie, 32 and Karen Hauer, 38 presented themselves her jive for anyone talking about Jamie.
Judge Craig Revel Horwood chose to save the Candy Kittens entrepunuer when he stated, “Well I think both couples danced to the best of their ability and both couples improved their game significantly.
"But for me the best couple on the night I'd like to get to the semi-finals – Jamie and Karen."
Meanwhile, fellow campaigner Motsi Mabuse voted for JJ after seeing "small hiccups" in Jamie's routine.
Bottom two: The 33-year-old TV presenter, who is scheduled to remove splinters from his sore leg next year, met Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer from Made In Chelsea in the dance-off
"You built me up": Although the Invictus Games star had not reached the semi-finals, he praised 30-year-old choreographer Amy for not failing him with Crohn's disease
Judge Shirley Ballas, who was in charge, shared her verdict: “Both couples improved their game, I loved both performances, and both couples made small mistakes, both couples.
"But on a more powerful and through difficulties of choreography and by sheer determination, I'll save Jamie."
When asked by moderators Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly about his appearance on the series, speaker JJ raved: “I'm incredibly proud.
Art: An emotional Amy added, "Aw JJ, it has been an absolute honor to be your partner and most importantly, friend throughout your Strictly experience."
“I never thought I'd make it this far, I might have gotten halfway decent about something I had no idea about at first, and I enjoyed every second of it, it was just an absolute blast. It's just a privilege to be around for so long.
& # 39; I mean this competition is insane! To be one of these actors means the world in particular to me. Everything is meant.
"It was an incredible challenge, way out of my comfort zone, but I had this to just keep myself in there and I can't quite express what it means to me."
The father of two thanked Amy for helping him on his dance journey and said, “She has lived through so much in fairness.
“I know that she can wake up any day and essentially be hospitalized so that she is afraid of abandoning people. But the way you built me, you could never let me down. & # 39;
Except: Jamie and Karen were rescued by the judges for the second week in a row and landed a place in the semi-finals
An emotional Amy added, “Aw JJ, it was an absolute honor to be your partner, and most importantly, friend during your Strictly experience. He is, and everyone would agree, one of the truest masters in the world.
“I honestly believe that working with JJ has made me a better person and learned so much over the past few months.
“Just as he faces challenges with such strength and determination, you have helped me overcome my personal challenges for the rest of my life. And honestly, I'm so proud of every single step you took on this floor. I just had the best time.
"I never thought that I could fall in love with Strictly more, and this year my heart just shines with Strictly and that's up to absolutely everyone and I love you all."
Elsewhere in the episode, viewers were treated to a musical performance by the cast of the musical & Juliet and West End and Broadway star Marisha Wallace.
Earlier this week, JJ, who previously served as the Royal Marine, announced he would need surgery to remove splinters from his leg.
In an interview, the Scottish ex-Royal Marines Commando said his limb became infected and left him in "tender, stabbing pain" while training for the BBC competition.
The TV star admitted that while he hasn't been a year without an operation since 2014, his injury won't "slow him down" as he prepares to go under the knife in January.
Impressive: Elsewhere in the episode, viewers were spoiled by the cast of the musical & Juliet and West End and Broadway star Marisha Wallace with a musical performance
JJ, who was injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan in 2011 and sustained damage in the war zone, said, “My body is covered in scars and full of splinters, splinters and things from Afghanistan that can sit quite happily for many years without any real problems .
& # 39; But the problem is that this has been tightened. Unfortunately, it is looking for the fastest route to the surface of the skin, where the scar is. So it's about a 6 inch scar that is quite inflamed. It is a very tender, stabbing pain.
"When Amy is opposed to it, it's not a nice thing to poke around. I haven't gone a year without an operation since 2014, so it's pretty routine for me. But like I said, I won't let myself slow down. It's amazing what to get used to.
"It's a stabbing pain": In a recent interview, the TV star, who served as the Royal Marine (picture 2014), revealed that his limb becomes infected when he trains for the competition
He added to The Sun that he is currently nursing his injury with antibiotics and virtual medical appointments with his surgeon.
The Lance Corporal His military career as a reservist ended in 2011 when, at the age of 23, he was caught in a bomb explosion in Helmand, Afghanistan, in which two of his comrades were killed.
JJ suffered a broken neck, lost two fingers, and both arms were almost torn off with one elbow mutilated. Holes were blown in his leg. He also suffered a crushed eye socket and a broken ear drum.
He had four surgeries over four years and had to walk, dress, and feed again.
"It's not a nice thing to deal with": The media personality is currently nursing his injury with antibiotics and virtual medical appointments with his surgeon
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