This week, that was World Champion Long Jumper Greg Rutherford and his professional partner Natalie Lowe and Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane and her professional partner AJ Pritchard.
The remaining six Strictly Come Dancing celebrities will be back in London this week after the high drama of the Blackpool Tower ballroom last week.
Greg's exit means that politician turned national treasure Ed Balls has survived another week on the show despite receiving the lowest score from the judges.
Viewers are still hungry for more Balls it seems and despite propping up the leaderboard, he is marching on after the public vote.
It was the second appearance in the dance off for Greg in as many weeks but the first time for Claudia.
Revel Horwood said a new face would "add clout" and, while he refused to be drawn out on a specific name, said: "I believe the Australian series (of Dancing With The Stars) has just finished". Actor Danny Mac, presenter and singer Louise Redknapp, and model Daisy Lowe will join tour host, Anita Rani and the judging panel of Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood (who also directs the show) and former Strictly professional dancer and victor of the 2006 series, Karen Hardy for the 30 date live arena tour. It's a very, very tough year this year, there are some exceptional dancers and I knew I was never as good as those guys but I was going to try as hard as I possibly could to get as close as I could.
Rutherford - who received a standing ovation on being eliminated - fought back tears as he thanked his dance partner Natalie Lowe for giving him one of the "best" experience of his life.
Natalie added: "You are an wonderful man, you've never had any dance experience and you got out there and you've just shown the world that you can dance. I've heard how unbelievable the live tour is and I can't wait to get out there!"
"You prep every Saturday night into Sunday to get ready for your Monday training again and today, I don't have to train".
This week's musical entertainment came from Simple Minds and Rick Astley.