"Hello, everyone," Rippon began. "Well, by now, of course, you will know that my wonderful Strictly Come Dancing adventure has sadly come to an end.
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington impressed throughout the competition
"I have to admit that appearing on that programme has been one of the most challenging, one of the most terrifying but also joyful experiences of my entire professional life."
Thanking her fans, Rippon went on: "And so much of me being able to do it is down to so many of you. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you so much to all of you for your encouragement, the kind comments that you sent myself and to my partner, Kai Widdrington, and most importantly for your votes because that means that all of the work that Kai and I put in during the week...is something that you enjoyed and were prepared to vote for."
Turning her attention to Widdrington, she continued: "Kai was just the most perfect partner and of course, he was the really important part of the equation really to getting to Blackpool as we managed this weekend. He's such a wonderful guy, a great dancer, terrific choreographer."
Before she signed off, Rippon teased fans would see her dancing again soon: "It's not quite the end of my Strictly adventure, not quite because all of us who started out two months ago will be performing a group number in the final in December.
Amanda Abbington lauded Angela Rippon following her Strictly exit
"And I've also decided to take the plunge and do the national tour of Strictly Come Dancing which means we could be coming to an arena near you! I hope so because that will be an opportunity perhaps to meet some of you."