Colin Salmon is the fourth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing.
The Bond star's foxtrot failed to impress the judges, leaving the 49-year-old to exit the competition that he crowned as "one of the greatest shows I've ever been involved in".
Colin said: "The quality of the competitors this year is seminal. Judges - I respect everything that's been said, what you do is knowledge.
"Anybody who is out there who may have doubts, you have to understand that this is a discipline beyond anything we understand. So I accept with grace this decision.
"I'm going to miss Kristina, she is an amazing dancer, a pre-eminent dancer in her field, she's taught me many, many things. That's going to be the biggest thing."
Judge Bruno Tonioli was quick to defend why he had decided to save Daybreak presenter Richard.
He said: "Well, talk about an incredible turn of events. One couple risen from the ashes, and the other couple messing it up I think. I have to save born-again Richard and Erin."
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