Expressing his gratitude to the show, Ian said: “Thank you ITV for championing visibility and diversity and acceptance – not the dance group!”
He then turned and look directly down the camera and stated: “And, I’d like to say as well, Strictly, it’s your turn next!”
Matt added: “Can I just say, we may have been voted out tonight, but we won! For a lot of people around the world and in this country, we won. So thank you.
“I have had the most prolific women in the world, like Gemma Collins and Pamela Anderson. I’m 43 and still expanding my vocabulary.”