Strictly Come Dancing viewers accused Peter Kay of being homophobic after making a joke about contestant Judge Rinder during Saturday's show.
After the judges' scores and viewers' votes were combined Greg and Claudia and their partners Natalie Lowe and AJ Pritchard faced off, Olympian style.
Discussing his exit, he said: "It's terrible, it's something that completely engulfs your life and every aspect, I mean I am training 10 to 12 hours a day, I have been putting all my heart and soul into it".
Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Claudia and AJ and said; "Well both couples I thought improved enormously and I don't really want to say goodbye to either of these couples". "I'm getting teary. I've been very lucky in my life, but this truly is one of the best".
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"Sadly for me it's finished now".
After dancing again, the judges made a decision to save Claudia as Greg became the next celeb to leave the competition following his second appearance in the dance off.
But the only thing that dulled his shine was being immediately followed by people's favourite Ed, who danced the Jive with partner Katya Jones to Great Balls Of Fire.
Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse were the first couple to be saved this week following their Charleston to Putting on the Ritz which earned them the first 40 points of the series.
Joint second on the leaderboard are former singer Louise Redknapp and partner Kevin Clifton and BBC sports presenter Ore Odube with professional dancer Joanne Clifton who scored 38 apiece.
Head Judge Len Goodman agreed with his fellow judges: "I would have agreed, Claudia and AJ".
The results show also included an 80s throwback with two musical performances from Rick "Never Gonna Give You Up" Astley and Simple Minds.
Strictly Come Dancing's live shows continue next Saturday night on BBC One.