Lee Ryan has described his Strictly Come Dancing experience as “amazing” as he exited the reality show on Sunday.
The Blue singer became the second celebrity to get the boot from the BBC One show after failing to impress with his Cha Cha Cha, following Susannah Constantine the week before.
He was the bookies’ favourite to leave after surviving last week's dance-off.
Lee and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova danced to The Power Of Love from Back To The Future for movie week, and ended up in the dance-off with Charles Venn and Karen Clifton after judges' scores were combined with viewers' votes.
Upon leaving, the 35-year-old said: "Even though it's been short, it seems like I've been here a long time because it's been so intense. It's been amazing."
He added: "I love these guys. I absolutely love every single one of them. There's so much love in everyone. It's been a memory that I will treasure for the rest of my life."
Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli decided to save Casualty actor Venn and his dance partner Clifton, saying that they had been "better dancers".
But head judge Shirley Ballas said she would save the singer following the dance-off.
Saturday's Strictly was the most watched show across all TV channels, peaking at 10.4 million viewers and an average of 9.2 million.