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Tom Fletcher seen for the first time since Strictly axe after sending sweet message to Amy Dowden

He was the eighth star to be eliminated from the BBC dancing show. 

And on Monday morning, Tom Fletcher, 36, looked glum while filling up his car as was seen for the first time since his shock Strictly Come Dancing axe on Sunday.

The singer also addressed his departure from Strictly as he sent a sweet message to dance partner Amy Dowden, 31, at a McFly gig on Sunday evening, thanking for her ‘the best nine weeks’. 

Glum: On Monday morning, Tom Fletcher, 36, looked glum while filling up his car as was seen for the first time since his shock Strictly Come Dancing axe on Sunday

Tom was dressed in a khaki jacket lined with white fleece material, and teamed it with black skinny jeans and brown boots.

The pop star looked decidedly down as he picked up some groceries and loaded them into his car after filling up the tank. 

During McFly’s Sunday night concert, Tom addressed his departure from the BBC dancing show, sending a sweet message to Amy and jokingly blaming his sister.

He told the audience: ‘So I went out of Strictly last night,’ to which the crowd responded with loud booing.  

Low-key: Tom was dressed in a khaki jacket lined with white fleece material

Style: He teamed his jacket with black skinny jeans and brown boots

Low-key: Tom was dressed in a khaki jacket lined with white fleece material, and teamed it with black skinny jeans and brown boots

Back to reality: The pop star looked decidedly down as he picked up some groceries and loaded them into his car

Back to reality: The pop star looked decidedly down as he picked up some groceries and loaded them into his car

Filling up: Tom had some alone time as he filled up his car

Getting on with it: The pop star went from the ballroom to the forecourt

Filling up: Tom had some alone time as he filled up his car

‘I thought I’d save this chat for when Harry wasn’t with me on stage!’ quipped the star in reference to his bandmate who previously won Strictly.

Tom continued: ‘Amy is here tonight. I just wanna say I’ve had the best nine weeks with you, Aim, it’s been amazing!

‘My sister is here as well, we went out with the dance I dedicated to my sister. So you can blame her. I’m joking Kat, I love ya!’

Safety first: When he popped into the garage to buy some bits and bobs, Tom was sure to cover his nose and mouth with a face mask

Safety first: When he popped into the garage to buy some bits and bobs, Tom was sure to cover his nose and mouth with a face mask

Gutted: Tom admitted he was 'gutted' to have been eliminated from Strictly on Sunday

Reality bites: The star looked lost in thought as he filled up his car

Gutted: Tom admitted he was ‘gutted’ to have been eliminated from Strictly on Sunday

Running errands: Tom ran errands on Monday morning following his Strictly axe

Running errands: Tom ran errands on Monday morning following his Strictly axe

The McFly singer and dance partner Amy failed to survive the dance-off after they landed in the bottom two with Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu in Sunday’s Strictly. 

Both couples performed their routines again with Rhys and Nancy dancing the Jive to Footloose from Footloose and Tom and Amy performing their Couples Choice to On My Own from Les Misérables in a bid to impress the judges.

Delivering their verdicts, guest judge Cynthia Erivo chose to save Rhys and Nancy, saying: ‘This was really tough, I think both couples did such a beautiful job, but there was just an edge in this couple’s dance.  

‘I really enjoyed it, thank you both for doing what you did, but Rhys and Nancy I choose you.’

No more dancing: Tom kept his head down as he got on with his errands

No more dancing: Tom kept his head down as he got on with his errands

Motsi Mabuse also voted to save Rhys and Nancy, saying: ‘Well I think this was so tough, I mean the toughest I have seen since I’ve been here. 

‘But there was a clear fighter. I did feel that Rhys and Nancy just put on another extra level so I’m going to save Rhys and Nancy.’

Anton Du Beke agreed with his fellow judges, adding: ‘I agree with the other judges, it was an outstanding dance off. On Saturday night Rhys made a slight mistake and Tom didn’t really fulfil his potential in the dance. 

‘Tonight, both couples danced exquisitely but just a very slight edge goes to Rhys and Nancy.’

With three votes to Rhys and Nancy, it meant they had won the majority vote, and Tom and Amy would be leaving the competition regardless, however Head Judge Shirley Ballas said she would have decided to save Tom and Amy. 

Sent home: Tom was the eighth celebrity eliminated from this year's Strictly and thanked Amy for the 'best nine weeks' while on stage at a McFly concert on Sunday evening

Sent home: Tom was the eighth celebrity eliminated from this year’s Strictly and thanked Amy for the ‘best nine weeks’ while on stage at a McFly concert on Sunday evening

Asked by host Tess about their time on the show, Tom said: ‘Honestly I’ve had the best time, I’ve loved every second of it. I’ve made the best friend in Amy, you’ve been amazing thank you so much for teaching me how to dance, I know it was a struggle at times. 

‘It’s an amazing show, everyone that works on it, all of you guys have been amazing, I’ve loved getting to know you. 

‘Thank you so much, it’s been the best experience and I don’t regret a single minute of it, so thank you everyone so much. I’m gutted to leave.’ 

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 27th November at 6:55pm, with the results show on Sunday 28th November at 7:20pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

Show: The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 27th November at 6:55pm

Show: The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 27th November at 6:55pm

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