Small danced the Tango first as she was first to dance in the competition. After that Stevens danced the American Smooth. When it was time for the judges to make their decision, each judge reiterated that it could be anyone leaving the competition as the two couples to dance off did not get the least scores. Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli chose Stevens to stay in the competition. When asked by Bruce Forsythe, head judge, Len Goodman agreed.
Once again the public had saved journalist John Sergeant and he goes to week 9 of the competition. Sergeant only got 12 out of 40 for his dance from the judges, which has been the lowest score in this series so far. However, it was in Small’s fate to leave the competition for good.