She told Scott and Jones: "I feel like we're seeing a new couple that we knew, but somebody had an affair and now the light is back on".
The star dismissed any suggestion he had dance experience before Strictly, saying: "I was a singer in musical theatre, The Lion King, when I was about eight!"
Head judge Shirley Ballas told them: "Congratulations on coming back, good to see you in good health and back again". After the judges scores were combined with the viewers votes, Mike and Katya Jones were revealed to be in the dreaded dance off alongside Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice. I'm not going to stop dancing.
She said: 'I know you love me but I know you were disappointed, how relieved are you to be through?'
The comment sparked gasps from the audience, and Claudia attempted to backtrack by saying: 'I don't mean that'. She's been doing so well every week, and Kevin I have to say thank you, because Kevin has been there all the way and he's been great this week.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts - and it was a unanimous decision. She hasn't taken it easy on me. The only thing he has lost is weight.
During an appearance on It Takes Two, Strictly Come Dancing's spin-off show, Neil confirmed that he was given the all-clear by the physio to return to the show.
The Blackpool special on Saturday 16th November at 7.05pm with the results show on Sunday 17th November at 7.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.