While Tilly had finished in joint second-bottom position on Saturday night’s leaderboard alongside Dan Walker with 29 points for her Quickstep, Sara had fared better with the judges, picking up 32 out of 40 for her Argentine Tango.
“You have been an absolute joy and a testament to hard work – not just on Strictly but with your business and you’re a beautiful mother. Thank you for letting me spend so much time not just with you, but with the whole family, the Davies’s that are here tonight, all of the little ones at home.
“I’ve been so welcomed up North, it made me feel like I’m back home in Slovenia because everyone is so lovely and friendly. I’m going to miss you so much. I’m going to miss dancing with you. I’m going to miss everything about this show. Thank you everyone and thank you for supporting us.”
Sara responded: “Aljaz is one in a million. I tell him every day and this wouldn’t have been the experience it was, if it wasn’t for him.”
Sunday’s result proved a narrow escape for AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, who had landed at the bottom of Saturday’s leaderboard, after their Paso Doble picked up 28 points.