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Last week Strictly went to the movies. Some delivered a blockbuster
performance. I understand how good that was. Others went straight to
DVD. I cannot believe what I have just seen. A shock dance-off saw
Tameka failing to make the final cut. With Hollywood a distant
memory, it is back to reality. After last week we know we are not safe.
We have to work so hard to be back next week. You are amazing. I cannot
stomach the dance-off. This is Strictly Come Dancing.
Live from the BBC this is Strictly Come Dancing!
Please welcome your hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Hello and Welcome to Strictly Come Dancing!
We saw some incredible routines, including Hollywood,
Bollywood, Robin Hood, and Ed Balls doing that Samba.
But sadly Tameka and Gorka were eliminated from the competition
after losing out to Laura and Giovanni in the Dance Off.
And Tameka wasn't the only celebrity we've had to say goodbye to.
As many of you may know Will Young has withdrawn from the competition
Will, if you are watching we wish you all the best.
Tonight our remaining twelve couples will be pulling out all the stops
to entertain - and impress four very important people.
Our celebrities have spent the last seven days preparing
Now they're ready to come out and deliver
So please welcome our Strictly stars.
TV presenter and singer Louise Redknapp and her
Star of Judge Rinder, Robert Rinder, and his
Actress Lesley Joseph and her partner Anton Du Beke.
Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane and her partner AJ Pritchard.
BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Clifton.
Model Daisy Lowe and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec.
From BBC Breakfast, Naga Munchetty and her partner Pasha Kovalev.
World Champion long jumper Greg Rutherford and his
Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and his partner Katya Jones.
TV host Laura Whitmore and her partner Giovanni Pernice.
Actor Danny Mac and his partner Oti Mabuse.
Singer Anastacia and her partner Brendan Cole.
There they are, our tremendous twelve.
The group may be getting smaller but we're all expecting big things
You will be able to vote for your favourite later on.
Your votes will be added to the judge's scores to decide
which two couples will face the Dance Off in tomorrow night's
It will then be down to the judges alone to decide who stays
And dancing first to win your votes is Greg Rutherford and his partner
While learning his new routine, he injured his wrist in training.
But he's not going to let that stop him performing his Salsa
Never did I expect I would love dancing as much as I did last week.
Prince of thieves, you are Prince Charming. It was a bull's-eye, well
done. When I really enjoy something I can let go and have fun with it.
This week we have the salsa and we are doing it to Lismore is' Wrapped
Up. We are doing the most ridiculous moves. They need to be executed
personally or they will go horribly wrong.
After suffering an injury Greg heads to the doctor's for advice. I am
nervous and the dance is approaching at speed and I need to be ready. We
are hoping by Saturday it will have gone down and he should be able to
do what he wants to do. We have done so much training and we have to move
on and up our game. It has been a difficult start, but a surprise
visit to the training room will help their spirits. That was the loudest
scream I have ever heard. I absolutely love him, unbelievable. I
have heard that they are doing my son. Can I see the routine? We had
to adapt it, Ollie has seen it and he likes it. I love that. Bosch.
Dancing the Salsa, Greg Rutherford and his partner Natalie Lowe.
A sensational salsa. You were very brave, Natalie. How is
your wrist? He is holding his wrist. That was an epic left at the end.
While you two cool down let's welcome our fabulous
live singers Hayley, Lance, Andrea, Tommy
and of course Dave Arch and his brilliant orchestra.
Let's go to the judges. Did that happen all the fun of the fair? It
was a bit like candy floss, it was tasty mostly, but a bit sticky in
the footwork. Your toes town in a little bit, a bit flat-footed, but
your bottom was going to town. Plenty of rhythm going. It is not
your best, but it is certainly not your worst. That you, Len. The
ladies in the audience were shouting, nice bottom. Keep going,
Tiger. Hurricane Greg hits the south that and shakes it for all it is
worth. Oh, you are an animal. Must do squats tomorrow. I will take you
for a session. I could not take my eyes off it. You had hip action. You
have so much energy that at times it is uncontrolled and you lose your
timing. Your footwork when slightly off because you were so keen to get
at it. You spent so much time in the air, you need a flying licence. But
I appreciate the effort you put in your performance. Just clean it up a
little bit. APPLAUSE
. It needed a lot more rotation in the hip department. It was very
square. However upstairs, your shimmies were absolutely great. You
are treading too heavily in the dance for my liking, which lost a
bit of fluidity. You lost a bit of dignity, darling, when you did that
bottom grind here. It was totally unnecessary. But I love your
enthusiasm and your energy and that lift at the end was brilliant. The
energy just flows out of you. Sometimes even Natalie comes off her
feet as you grab her. She flew out. But that is exactly what it needs,
and plenty of energy. You can calm it down a bit, but the lifts were
perfect for best dance. And the exit as well, you are totally in control
of those. You have lifted all of us. Good night for you, Greg. Off to
Claudia's fun house. Very well done. Opening the show is
terrifying. But what I love is you said, I feel like a doughnut when I
do dancing and you do that and you are amazing. Thank you, it is so far
out of my comfort zone, every time I do something I think I look stupid.
But this one has been teaching me every day and she is doing well.
Also Rob has given me a lot of stick. It is really lovely and we
got it right today and I am so happy. And you had Lismore is come
and visit you. She was more excited about him. Ladies and gentlemen, the
judges have their scores. You are all right with that. We will
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Our next couple is Laura Whitmore and her partner, Giovanni Perniche.
After last week's salsa landed her in the dance-off,
Laura is determined to do better with her quickstep tonight.
So this week in training she enlisted the help
Apparently - with a couple of treats and a tummy rub!
I enjoyed the performance on Saturday. I just wanted to go out
there with as much energy as possible and show something a little
bit different than the week before. That show girl has got va-va-voom.
This is one of the hottest, everything I like salsas that I've
ever seen. How did you feel in the dance-off? It's not a nice feeling.
I tried to let it give me a boost to keep my place. Laura and Giovanni. I
want to fight for this. This week we're learning the quickstep, like
fast. How quick? We need a lot of stamina. We need endurance. I think
I know someone who can help. Who? He's got great moves. Who's that?
Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones are the best band ever apparently Mick
Jagger is coming here to help us with the quickstep. Wow! Joe, Mick's
here. Here he is. Me and dog, not really best friend. I brought my dog
to rehearsals. He has a lot of stamina, great moves. I couldn't
believe how excited Giovanni was. Apparently he thought he was going
to be someone else. It's not the same from the Rolling Stones. This
one is a dog. Mick, what do you think? Yes! I was
thrilled when Mick gave us ten points, because if anyone knows
anything about the quickstep, it's my dog Mick Jagger.
Dancing the quickstep, Laura Whitmore and her partner,
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, wow. That was fast. You've come
back fighting. That was really fun. It hasn't dented your confidence.
Good girl. Bruno, you loved Laura's routine last week. You scored her a
nine. What do you think tonight? Are you kidding me? There are no speed
limits on Strictly. You did that down the M 1, you lose your license.
I think I felt a sonic boom. That was so fast, so complicated, so
difficult, yet performed with such ease. It was fantastic.
APPLAUSE There is one section there, where
you went from a charleston into a pendulum, brilliant. The
acceleration across, it just was fantastic, darling, you deserve to
be here. I'm telling you. Thank you. Craig? I thought you both covered
the floor very, very well. The charleston section I have to say was
absolutely stand-outish, wonderful moment. I did, at times, think you
were fighting each other a little bit in hold. That's only because of
the speed of it. Then I was thinking about that head banging moment. I
didn't know whether that was a love or hate section. I decided at the
end to love it. Well done. What a relief. So glad you said that.
Darcey, they were in the dance-off last week, better tonight? Oh, yes.
Laura, fabulously fast. My God, it was busy down below, wasn't it! Was
it? On the stage, that was definitely my favourite bit. When
you're on the spot moving like, that stunning. When you travelled, I do
believe, for me, in the top line, just your right shoulder seems to
roll in. That's where you take the effort. My gosh, you were
travelling. That was fast. Very impressive. Well done, thank you
Bruno. Len? Your head got a little bit overexaggerated at times. It was
a little bit strained. However, having said that, plenty of lights,
plenty of cameras, plenty of action. Honestly, flat out, no larking
about. If you're in the bottom two this week, I'm going to pickle my
walnuts - I promise you! APPLAUSE
Looks like you're a ballroom girl to me. Thank you judges, positive
comments all round. Off you go to Claudia.
APPLAUSE Well done, baby. You know what we
all completely love about you, sometimes being in the dance-off,
bit of a shock. You spend like a couple of days bringing yourself
back. You didn't. You were like, right, fine. Kind of want to prove
yourself to be here and everyone's so good any way. This man is
brilliant. He worked me hard during the week. Thank you. That was so
fast. Lovely to hear when Bruno is like, "You are fantastic." I saw
your face. Oh, OK. Thanks very much. The scores are in.
Well done. Are you over the moon? That's your highest score. Yeah.
Very well done. Thanks very much. Quite emotional. Lovely.
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Still to come, Claudia and AJ are dancing students.
Still to come, Ed Balls dances with a dragon.
Dancing next is Anastacia and her partner, Brendan Cole.
She's dancing the first rumba of the series.
Head Judge Len, what should we be looking out for in this dance?
You know, I know certain members of this gang here like it a bit
raunchy, I think it's like a developing love story. It's a
courtship. I don't like it if it's too raunchy. You want to see nice
hip action. You want to see chemistry. You want to see lovely
foot work. I'm looking forward to it. I think Anastacia will do a good
job, that's my feeling. So am I. Good. Thank you very much.
Let's see how they got on in training.
Good weekend. Thank you. You too, big daddy. It was a massive way to
come back. A good dance, a very, very clean, classy, confident dance.
You've come back with an enormous sense of confidence. I think that is
brilliant. Positivity coming our way. I love that feeling. I think we
can use that. It was great. This week we have the rumba. It is a very
soft, emotional, passionate dance. Lovely to feel that confidence when
you're in your comfort zone with the microphone in your hand and apply
that to the dance. To tap into the passion and confidence, Anastacia is
putting on a one-woman performance for Brendan. I'm going to sing you a
song because I can do that in my sleep. You don't have to pay. This
is a free concert. I am very at home singing. I feel very at one with who
I am, with what I'm sharing. # And you know I'm doing the rumba
this week # And I just don't know the
technique# So good to see Anastacia doing what
she's really passionate about. She's so in the moment. We have to get
that and her into what we do. # I don't want to go, yeah baby. #
Thank you for my applause. You're welcome. The rumba is about passion.
You're amazing! I'm extremely passionate when I sing. So if I
could bring that to the dance floor, thumbs up.
Dancing the rumba, Anastacia and Brendan Cole.
MUSIC: The Way We Were by Barbara Streisand.
Yes, you lovely lady. You look gorgeous. Thank you. Delightful. You
showed your vulnerable side there. Lovely. You wanted to bring the
passion, didn't you? I was just trying to bring something. Are you
feeling the love, Craig? Yes. Half-and-half really. The four, one
section of it, where you go through the movement, I thought you lost a
bit of fluidity. It became somewhat stilled, not over the top stealthed,
just -- stilted. You kicked Brendan's toe on the sweep through.
The Ronde was very strong. I loved that section. Hand shaping is
exquisite, darling. Lovely story telling. That's a lot coming from
him. He's a hands man. Darcey. You have such stressive arms. They're
beautiful. It's like you're playing the music with your arms and your
hands. They really read really well. You have lovely shapes as well. I
would love the body to undulate. Oh, hello. I'll let you know later. Just
so we get one move flowing into the next. Just the moments of staticness
where I would love to see the continuity. We can do that.
Len, did you get what you were looking for? To a degree. I didn't
mind it at all. There was a lot of lines and there was a lot of
wiggles. I didn't - don't get aggressive, I know what you're like.
I would have liked a tad more rumba content in there. No, yes. But we
didn't get that quite. But what I did like was the lovely, fluid arms.
I liked the light and shade, the speed of them pivots, stopped, move
on, lovely. You could straighten your legs on the swivels. I never
talk about you Brendan, because you're perfect. Of course he is! It
wasn't great, but I tell you what it was very, very good. Well done.
Thank you Len. Bruno, finish us off. Very lady like. Very glamorous. Very
subtle. It was like watching a series of movie stars images, Rita
Hayworth Eva Gardener. I like that. You got into these looks very, very
well. I tend to agree with my colleagues, you hit one thing, but
it has to flow, as Len said earlier, into another continuously. There is
never a sense of stopping in rumba. It is relentless, it's like wave
upon wave beating you, driven by passion and sex appeal. Actually I
could have done with a bit more of that. You know like the first week,
when you went... Ha-ha. For me, that is to my taste. I have to say, it
was tasteful. And very romantic. Lots of love in
this room for you tonight. Thank you very much. Off you go to Claudia.
Anastacia and Brendan. APPLAUSE
Well done. The rumba is the hardest dance. Everybody can see everything
because it is so slow. It is quite intimidating and I am dancing to
Barbra Streisand and you cannot make out that way. You have to keep a
simple and classy. Done job. And you did. The scores are in.
The same as last week, happy with that? Yes.
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Still to come, Naga climbs out of a giant clown. I hope she does not
pull a muscle! Next to the floor is
Claudia Fragapane and her Last week's jaw-dropping
Charleston saw them joint They even got a nine from Craig,
either that or he was so blown away, he accidentally held his
six upside down. That was absolutely brilliant. I was
really happy, I enjoyed it so much and I am in my element. Getting nine
from Craig was incredible. I was so ecstatic, all 49 as much. I am so
grateful to be through and I am loving all my time here. This week
we have got the foxtrot. Will it be slow? Yes. It will be a challenge.
The concept is in the school corridor with lockers, it will be
incredible. AJ has lined up a surprise visit for cloudier's
teachers. I hope she has done her homework. I left school at couple of
years ago and I was stunned that they came. They liked your work, so
I thought I would see what they thought of your dancing. Having
taught her PE at school it is great to see her carrying through with her
gymnastics and now with her Strictly Come Dancing career. Her foxtrot was
amazing and I was stunned by how graceful she was on the dance floor.
Time for the Judge's scores. Please be nice. Wonderful. Fabulous
darling. They scored us all tens. I am so proud of you, you get a gold
I am so proud of you, you get a gold star.
Dancing the foxtrot, Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard.
MUSIC: I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen.
You two are adorable. I think the audience really like you two.
Darcey, did you? It is the story you create, that young love all the way
through. You have really stretched her. I was .txt that they knew to
travel and collide and what is stunning is that top line. You have
the strongest form. To be able to sustain that every time you get into
hold is a strong point that you have and that is impressive. You really
put your mind to it and I can see you have been working really hard as
well. Len, joint top of the Leader Board lastly, how did she do this
week? I thought she did very well. What you have to understand is you
are young and modern. I am old and traditional. I am not that old.
There is a bit of a conflict. It is a foxtrot. It had a flavour of
American Smooth going into that dance. However, I must say you
pleased me greatly over here because you did a lovely he'll turn in your
hover across. I thought your footwork was terrific. Overall, for
your class I am going to say first rate, well done. Goldstar, A+ from
her teacher. Look at them, the ideal teenage dream team. They are so
enthusiastic and keen to please. I could see how much you tried to get
the technique of the foxtrot and hold. All the steps perfectly
placed. But something happened, you were out of an underarm turn and you
went on the wrong foot or something. No. No, it is me, I need to go to
Spec Savers! But when you try so hard, make sure that you do not show
it. You should never look angular. You should always look flowing. You
are so good, but you can always get better. Greg. There was a bit of
gapping and it lacked for me grace and elegance. Over here it looked
like an acrobatic move rather than something beautiful. I did not think
the burst out of hold represented the foxtrot or misrepresented the
foxtrot entirely. It was not for me. It was all going so well until we
got to you, Greg. Cloudier is upstairs. That was amazing. We
absolutely love it up here and you have been working so hard. You said
she worked hard under enormous pressure. Is he a difficult task
master? Yes, definitely. He will turn small steps into big steps. I
think Len said hovercraft. I am going to check that.
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The routine is being approached with gusto, it is fast and fun and there
is a great story and I am looking forward to it. Today is the first
day I have ever twirled a cape round in a dance studio. This foxtrot
looks smooth and elegant, but there is so much going into it. I am
having so much fun, it is happy and cheery and it is good for me and I
am the most excited about this one than I have been for any of the
He's going to be a conductor of a band, and the whole thing
Our next couple is Ed Balls and his partner, Katya Jones.
This week Ed is doing the paso doble, and he'll be taking
on the role of a knight rescuing a damsel in distress.
Can our Sir Lancelot turn into Sir dance a lot?
Last Saturday went really well and you were amazing. That is me, I had
to go for it. You are not the best dancer, but you are definitely the
most fun. When we were finished the crowd went wild. You feel the energy
in the room and that is what keeps you going. The hard work paid off.
The scores are much higher than I thought I would ever achieve, so I
am proud of getting 23 and 24. In the paso doble to the Bonnie Tyler
song, there is a maiden and she needs and night to rescue her. Help,
where is my hero? I am a novice knight, but she has got a plan. Get
ready to be suited and booted, you are off for some training. You are
going to learn the skills that you need to be able to save me. I can
hardly move. Stop complaining, you have to do some combat training to
save me from the Dragon. When I watched him a fight with the sword
in his hand he looked so handsome and brave. I think this Dragon is in
big trouble. I have done my training and now I can save my princess. I
can now finally slay that paso doble on Saturday.
Dancing the paso doble, Ed Balls and Katya Jones.
MUSIC: Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler.
Sir Dance-a-lot. Ole! What a marvellous night. -- what a
marvellous knight you make. I know a few little things went wrong. A few
things went wrong. Was that a knight to remember? ? I don't know about
holding out for a hero. I was holding out for a paso. BOO Don't be
so cruel. Give over. Oi, give over. Do you know Ed, over the years
there's been quite a few balls on Strictly. We had Zoe Ball, Johnny
Ball, Bobby Ball did the Christmas special. We even had Michael Ball
last week singing and not one of them has picked up the Glitterball.
I'm not sure that you are, but I tell you this, you won't lose it for
lack of trying. CHEERING
Because you come out and give it your all. Well done.
Got to be commended for that. Bruno. Mr Ed Balls present the dragon
slayer. A true epic, tinged in tragedy, mostly because of the
shaping. I mean, keep going. It was like you were directing traffic.
That's not paso doble, that's a deemented traffic war don. Then you
had a tantrum with the cape. You didn't know where the hell it was
going to end up. It looked like a spin drier. For a strange reason,
somehow I liked it. But I have to... APPLAUSE
We all liked it. Entertaining. You're not going to
get a high score, though. Craig, you scored Ed a measly four last week.
How about tonight? Oh, dear. I don't think it's going anywhere
near a four tonight. You were mincing around that stage, darling,
like you were in an episode of Some Mothers Do' Ave' EmU made Frank
Spencer look butch. The shaping was terrible. It was stompy. There
wasn't a hint of any Mata corps in there -- madador in there,
gesticulating wildly, passion-less. Dreadful, really dreadful. Darcey?
There was plenty of performance in there, just some of the wrong
performance, but that's fine. There was gusto. You were going for it.
That's what we expect now, which is fabulous. Thank you for that. It is
a shame that you made that balls up. But it was the armography that was
the most upsetting. I'm sure you have created better armography than
that. It was very hard and straight. No surf, no shape. Next time. I will
work on that. Please. Definitely. You're a good knight, you've given
us a great night. Sir Balls and lady Katya.
APPLAUSE We went nuts for it up here. Did you
hear them stamping. You go home and watch the comments and then you take
it seriously. Of course, because you have to learn and do better every
week. That's what I've been trying to do. Today was not the best. We
were so much better in rehearsals. I'm still learning and doing my
best. Thank you so much. The scores are in:
Goodness me. Never mind that. That's not the lowest paso score. That's
fair. You're saying it's fair. Everyone cuddle him.
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Well done, Ed. Louise and Kevin are watching television, if it's in the
night garden, please don't tell me what happens, I taped it.
Dancing next is Naga Munchetty and her partner, Pasha Kovalev.
Their Charleston is set under water to a song called
Naga is the mermaid and Pasha is a deep-sea diver.
Fingers crossed the judges will fall for them -
Good job last weekend. Thanks. I know it was quite... Intense. A
stressful Glynning. The -- beginning. The buckle didn't want to
unbuckle. Well recovered. Enjoyed it though. You are better than you
think you are. You've got to come out and show us. That really
resonated. I need to believe that I can do the dances and not worry
about comparing myself to other people. And just focus on us, go out
and enjoy it. Good job. This week in her
charleston Naga is looking forward to playing a mermaid. Pasha wants
thatta out of the training -- Naga out of the training room. I'm here.
You took it quite literal. We're thot getting in the water. Amazing.
It's quite good. I wanted you to meet your new friends. Hi. Make
yourself comfortable and get ready for the dance. So we can make a
splash with this dance, can't we? What? Dancing in an under water
tunnel gave us the chance to feel how it would be dancing on the water
with the fish around us. I think I could stay here for hours. I know we
are finished here. We have to go back to flipping - I mean dancing.
This has really helped me. I'm channelling my inner mermaid for
Saturday night. I think it's going to go swimmingly.
Dancing the Charleston, Naga Munchetty and Pasha Kovalev.
MUSIC: Minnie the Mermaid by Firehouse Five Plus Two.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, that was wonderful. Well done.
They're on their feet over there. That made a big splash with the
audience. I love the wig. First time you've had to embrace comedy. Well
done, my lovely. What do you think, Bruno? Fun under water, a bit
slippery on dry land, but then again, from a mermaid you would
expect that. I was finding my legs. I have to say, most of the time, you
were on it. Not all the way through, because the charleston is all about
keeping the very, very sharp scissor action. You lost timing in a little
section in the middle, but great fun and great character.
Thank you. Craig. Yes, the timing was off, sadly. It was very messy.
It wasn't clean enough. There was no cross, there was no swivel. You put
your body into it, unfortunately it wasn't translated to the feet. Did
it make you smile? The smile was wonderful, darling. But it didn't
stop the lift looking like she was being harpooned. It was messy.
You're a mermaid. He's a bit crabby. Really you have worked so hard at
the characterisation. It was fun, it was quirky. There was lots of energy
through. It I think you got so excited that everything was working
so well, it's just when you came out of the lift you went wrong with the
timing. Understandably, because it has made such an improvement, well
done. Well done. Naga did have confidence
issues, you thought last week, Len, did you think better tonight? 100%.
You certainly came out of your shell. Honestly. Plenty of motion in
the ocean. I remember once you, Craig, saying, I didn't like the
charleston because it was too neat and precise. Now you've changed your
mind, this is too slapstick and fun. I don't get what you're on about.
I'm telling you, you came out, you sold it. First time I've seen you
really confident. First time I think I've seen you smile. You really came
out and give it a good go. Well done.
We all really enjoy seeing your fun side. Keep smiling. Off you go to
Claudia. Naga and Pasha!
APPLAUSE Very, very well done you two. It's
like a new Naga. It was like the char son you went, oh, my God this
whole thing... It's so much fun. Loved it all week. Been the best
week. Well done. The scores are in: 24, Brendan Cole shouting "under
marked" best eyebrows I've ever seen in many my life -- in my life.
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Still to come, Danny is conducting an orchestra. Bizarre job swap
moment. Dave Arch is doing a quickstep - we haven't told him.
Dancing next and hoping to impress is Louise Redknapp
APPLAUSE In their routine Louise uses a TV
remote to control Kevin and make him dance with her.
We could re-wind him back to the last time he said something nice...
Last week, for me, was like one of those moments I'll never forget. The
bit where I went to the judges, Bruno was actually doing the same
move I was doing. I could feel my smile getting bigger and bigger. I
think I knew most of the steps. You passed the audition. You were great.
That in itself made my night. Really proud of you. You smashed it. Every
day there's a bigger spring in my step. I love it a little bit more
each day. It's Tuesday. I'm on my way to go and meet Kevin. I'm doing
the foxtrot, which is all back in hold. Ballroom shoes at the ready.
Fortunately for you, you've come into Strictly on a year where the
standard is so incredibly high. I'm struggling with lots. But the heel
spin, definitely. Means that we've got to keep the pressure on in
training as much as possible. Come on, I can do this. Foxtrot is
different to anything we've done so far. It's a new set of rules for
Louise There's so much going into it. I'm pretty exhausted. Feet and
calves will be killing tonight. I am practising at all hours. I spent all
last week having straight legs. This week's all about getting down into
my knees, making it smooth. Need to push through and technically nail
the foxtrot. Now it's like you feel more comfortable being there. I'm
practising here. I'm practising loads at home. I really hope it all
pays off on Saturday night. Dancing the foxtrot,
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton. MUSIC: Tears Dry on Their Own
by Amy Winehouse. APPLAUSE
Just gorgeous. Come here, sweetheart. You look
beautiful. I know you have been working so hard, dancing day and
night, dancing at home. Did she learn it technically? I really and
truly enjoyed that performance. You have a fantastic sense of rhythm and
musicality and it was clean and engaging, gorgeous. I loved how you
set the scene from the beginning because the narrative went into the
dance and you continued that and how you extended. Sometimes you look
incredibly comfortable. I think it is because you are an natural
dancer. I would love if Kevin could push you because the confidence is
flowing. You just get a little bit relying on that natural quality that
you have, which is stunning, that now I want you to drive her. I can
see all the ability there, but I want a little bit more. Show it off.
Len. Excellent footwork. Very well done. You must have worked very
hard. You were even on occasions drawing back of your heel. The
problem was you got a little bit too far on Kevin's right side. Instead
of being right to right centre, you were absolutely on his right side,
which made your right arm stretched out a little bit. Well, it is the
truth. What is the matter with you? I am going to give you a good mark
because the footwork you nailed it. A lady that hot will always win the
argument. It was a delicious soap opera set to music, danced
exquisitely. The storytelling was brilliant. You execute every move
with such grace and ease and you play the part stunningly. What more
can I say? It was great. We have high expectations for you. Off you
go to Claudia. Well done. CHEERING
Well done, you must have been over the moon.
Len said excellent footwork and I know you tried so hard. I did. You
are doing it on the school run. I was doing it in my slippers in the
morning. You got on my feet. I was watching your mother and your mother
in law's phase and they were holding hands. The scores are in.
That is your first nine and your highest scorer.
If you want them to be on TV next week and not
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Still to come, Daisy dances to a George Michael song
Apparently she's been careless with her Whispa.
Our next couple is Danny Mac and his partner Oti Mabuse.
Last week Danny wowed the judges with his Paso Doble.
Len was particularly impressed when he did the Coup de Pique.
But after the flying start he's had to the series,
has Danny 'Coup de peaked' too soon.
Last week was the hardest routine we had. Did you enjoy it? Yes, until
the judges started speaking. The timing, the shaping, the lines were
excellent. It was incredible. 49s, I am so happy. It made it all
worthwhile. This week's style is the quick step which I know nothing
about. It is a very fun dance and people are supposed to jump up and
enjoy it. The character he is playing is a conductor of an
orchestra. I have a surprise for you and it is right in here. Are you
ready? I think so. Hello. I brought Danny here because we have a quick
step and he has to be the conductor of an orchestra. You have come to
the right place. What do I do? Conducting is interpreting the music
and conveying it through gesture, or dancing in your case. It turns out I
am a terrible conductor. I think this young lady was a bit off, but
apart from that it was ace. Let me go. Needless to say, she was
marvellous. Conducting may not be my forte, but hopefully I will have no
trouble on Saturday night. My jokes always fall flat!
Dancing the quickstep Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse.
MUSIC: I Won't Dance by Fred Astaire.
CHEERING You certainly did dance.
So much complicated content in there. Well done. It just keeps on
going. It was pure class. How was it? That was pure class. When you
were up on the stage I could not wait for it to start. What you
produce up there I wanted you to get on the dance floor and I thought,
yes, and he could do it and you sailed. It was outstanding. You led
her, you were in control of the dance and that is something that is
very difficult for a male celebrity to be able to do. That is one of the
best, classic, quickstep 's I have ever seen. Len? There were some
lovely touches and you got a bit of subway going which you do not see
happening. Up on there it got on my wick in the end. It was a tad too
long. But once you came down here you looked good and you danced good
and by Godley, you did good. He did as all good. The talented Danny in a
dazzling display of dancing. It was exciting, right up there with Fred
Astaire. I love that style and it has been revived with such energy
and you performed it with such zest. It was like being back in these
Hollywood movies. It was absolutely wonderful. We will stop at Fred
Astaire. Danny Mac, you are on fire, darling! Craig is applauding. I
think I might need a lie down. Off you go to Claudia.
CHEERING Well done, I want to talk about the
dance, but can I confirm your magnificent man dresses her dogs,
Bailey and Barney, to match the outfits every week.
This is tonight. Word as Rowell last week? This is amazing, can you send
in everything you have. You wanted to do the quickstep. And I was a kid
I have wanted to dress up like this and dance like that and I have
always wanted to try, so that was an amazing feeling.
Well done. The same as last week. Very well done, the highest score of
the night. That is ridiculous. Your dancing is ridiculous.
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I love learning to dance. I am having such a joy doing it. Every
week I say, this is my favourite dance. Anyone who can waltz can do a
marathon. This dance is so much more open than I thought it was going to
be. Even now I am panting like a dog in the desert, I am enjoying it. I
am loving the experience so much, everyone is so exceptional at
dancing it is making me quite scared this week.
Yes, I can't wait to see Daisy's routine.
She's dancing to the George Michael song Careless something.
(Whispers) She's dancing to the George Michael
It's Daisy Lowe her dance partner, Aljaz Skorjanec.
Last week, Daisy danced as the children's favourite Mary Poppins.
Tonight she's getting all grown up with an intimate rumba.
But will this passionate performance get our judges all loved up?
Last Saturday, I was so excited that we got to do a movie of our
quickstep. We look so good. My favourite part was clicking my
fingers and then you appeared, I was really chuffed with that. It was the
neatest footwork I have seen. That was special feedback because I am
completely in love with her. Super colour of a tool is that a
commission mark good job. Thanks. This week I am excited about doing
the rumba. At the moment we are putting more attention into the
technique. Keep your toes on the floor. I am going to have to be a
bit strict this week. I would have thought it would be difficult to
take Al-Jazeera you see when he is cracking the whip, but he is quite
scary. When he is found, you know he means business. I really want to
push her because I know we can go a step higher. I have been doing some
homework. It is frustrating getting it wrong. Over and over again. Let's
do this again. I feel she has so much potential and talent and I want
to dig into that and make sure we deliver a beautiful dance this
weekend. And again. I am happy I have put the hard work in this
weekend, I am happy to get on that dance floor and do it justice.
Dancing the rumba, Daisy Lowe and Aljaz Skorjanec.
MUSIC: Careless Whisper by George Michael.
Walk those lovely legs over here, lady.
You didn't just walk it, you stalked it. It was gorgeous, nothing
careless about that, darling. Rumbas are notoriously difficult. What did
you think? You're totally correct. It's a bit like Len's lens. It's
slowed so you see any plunders. You're not lazy, Daisy, because you
have worked hard. I love, see, little things please me. I can't
help myself. I love that forward half, then out to fan. Then you even
got the eighth a turn as you closed. Yes, shut up. And into another. I
love all that little. The things that get passed by. I liked them. I
thought it was a terrifically difficult dance and you did a
terrifically good job. Thank you so much. Careless whispers, more like
breathless judge. I am tingling all overment I'm shivering. I'm panting
to the point of turning. Oh, you do things to me. Your intint in the
dance was just spectacular. -- intent. Seriously now, we talk about
content a lot. You had in there every single rumba step that you
would want to see in a rumba. You didn't skip out anything. Even the
most difficult. You kept the flow going most of it. Just at one time
you stopped a little bit the flow, maybe because you felt a little bit
insecure, but I'm telling you what you put into this dance is what we
should see in every rumba. Next time, be more fluid, all the way
through. Not just in some moves. I loved it.
Hard work is paying off. Craig. I thought your free arm lacked a
little direction and definition. By that I mean a tone and resistance as
the arm goes out. It seems to just land there and then waft around a
bit without any sort of strength behind it. You have to be able to
make it fluid and not stiff, obviously, but have tone and
resistance. I do think it lacked a little bit of chemistry for me.
What? I know my colleagues probably don't agrow with me. But I -- agree
with me. I think there could have been more of an emotional
connection. Goodness me. I was feeling it. I don't. Darcey
disagrees. I do not agree with you. You use your whole body to stress
that emotion without doubt. Long, languid moves. Very difficult to
control and sustain. To get that balance every time you stretched
out, very impressive. I mean, really. That is a very difficult
dance. Do not listen to him. A lot of love for the judges. We've fallen
in love with your rumba. Off you go to Claudia, well done, darling.
Daisy and Aljaz! APPLAUSE
Very, very well done. You know what's so adorable, I heard you say
this week, Strictly is the best experience of your life It is.
You're really enjoying yourself. Even when he gets strict like this
week. I think it's important that he's strict with me. I want to be
better. You did great. I can be stricter.
Scores are in. Same score as last week. You're so
cute. With the seven, you went, "That's OK. I'm pleased."
If that Careless Whisper routine had you shouting
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Still to come, Lesley and Anton dance to the song
Does anyone know what dance they're doing?
Dancing next is Judge Rinder and his partner Oksana Platero.
They're doing a Viennese Waltz to the song 'Boom Bang a Bang'.
It's the song that won Lulu the Eurovision Song Contest,
and our Judge is hoping, it won't get 'nil-point',
I'm going to give that a U certificate, you entertained, you
made us all smile but you made a few mistakes along the way. It's a shame
because the rehearsal was going so well. I want to do better next week.
You're very cute as a caveman. I want to say that made my day, but it
made my life really. Made me feel like I'm in competition. I think
he's cute. Two women competing for me. A phrase I never thought I'd
use, to be honest. This week it's the Viennese waltz to one of the
most beautiful and memorable songs of all time. It's Lulu's Boom Bang a
Bang. A personal favourite. What's really difficult about the Viennese
waltz? You need to make sure you're not going to get too dizzy and fall.
I'm very, very dizzy. Welcome to Viennese waltz. Making it round the
room is a challenge. You've got to go round and round, and round and
round - sorry, another question, I'm feeling a bit sick. The really hard
thing is to be calm enough to enjoy it and let it flow. That's hard when
you're as nervous as I am all the time. Think about it less. Relax.
OK. When it flows, it's effortless and beautiful. When it doesn't, it
looks like a horrible crash. I love the Viennese waltz. I want to get it
right. One thing I want more than anything is for the hearts of the
judges to go boom bang-a about bang. Dancing the Viennese Waltz,
Judge Rinder and Oksana Platero I'm loving the lederhosen. Isn't it
marvellous. It is. Like Boris Becker. I know! I look like a young
Boris Becker. LAUGHTER
He might beg to differ. Bruno, did that flow for you? I have to say, it
was unusually restrained by your usual standard. Don't you think? You
went straight in hold, lots of proper Viennese waltz content. You
did it quite well overall. Be careful don't swing your arms like
cow bells. I know, you know, a bit more fluid. A bit more graceful, I'm
sorry, I've got a cold. I have to say, I was impressed because you
don't have to do craziness all the time because you can actually dance
when you want to. You can dance. Did your heart go
boom bang-a--bang, Craig? No, it did not. But I can say this, your facial
expressions are on the up, darling. Improving. Until the second part,
where I think you lost that. You went into that goofy thing and the
open mouth scenario came back. You know, there is a dancer, a delicious
dancer actually hidden underneath all of that. I just can't wait to
see it, my love. He's teasing you. Darcey. It's true,
when you're in hold, you're actually in control of the dance. I really
feel there is going to be some lovely quality throughout. I
wouldn't say this to other people, I don't you to overexaggerate. It's
only when you come out of hold, don't get upset. It's only when you
come out of hold I see the preparation. I see you overthinking.
You don't need to. I mean, I think it grinded a bit with the narrative,
the story you were telling, but I don't think you need that. There's a
lot of quality in there, as the boys have said already. I think we want
to see that now. Bringing the dancer out. Len. I
liked it. I liked the rotation, natural turns, reverse turns. I
enjoyed that. I once told - trust me, I once told someone who was a
bit like you, a few committeedic elements -- comedic elements, you
are a about thor dancer. -- you are a better dancer. He cut them out and
he went home the next week! Do what you do. You have a great balance
between good dancing, a bit of fun and I enjoy it.
So great to watch. We all enjoy it. We love what you do. Keep doing it.
Take your lady and your lederhosen upstairs to Claudia.
APPLAUSE We absolutely loved it. Quite
differing views there. Some of them saying be serious. Then Len going,
you're hillarious, continue. You ask three lawyers the same question, you
get three different answers. Same with the judges. Isn't she
beautiful. My Heidi. I know. The scores are in.
27, are you all right with that? Same score as the last two weeks.
Well done. ( If you loved Judge Rinder
and Oksana, vote for them. All the details are on your screen
now, so you can vote for them when voting opens at the end
of the show. They really can. Still to come Ore
does something with a 1960s flavour, could be a jive or a crispy pancake
and Angel Delight. Right, now it's Lesley Joseph
and her partner, Anton Du Beke. This week they're
doing a Charleston. It's a dance that involves a lot
of cheeky moves, fun choreography I've got a feeling they could
be quite good at it. I really loved that dance. I thought
you were brilliant and I love what you did. You are a golden oldie from
the silver screen and I thought you were great. To be left literally to
the last to be told you are saved, I did not think it could be that nerve
wracking, but I am pleased we are through. This week's training takes
many miles away from Elstree in Malta due to her busy schedule. I am
here on holiday... Training. Leslie is filming and it is very exciting.
I don't know where she gets her energy from. How is it going? Very
well. I know you are busy, but this week we are doing the charleston. I
need you on set. I need to work. I went on set at five o'clock and I
worked off at eight o'clock and I was training for three hours. It was
exhausting. She is busy and she is a fitting it all in and doing a
tremendous job. They are all going to come and watch us do the number.
Do you know how nerve wracking that will be? If you can do it in front
of them, you can do it in front of everyone. You were fantastic. We are
really proud of her. She gives 100%. You are amazing, honestly. Good
luck, we are rooting for you, we are right behind you. You will be
brilliant, you always are. You will be brilliant,
you always are. Dancing the Charleston,
Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke. MUSIC: Won't You Charleston with me?
By The Boyfriend. APPLAUSE
Leslie and Anton, you have a very busy week,
but it does not slow you down. You do not disappoint. There she
keep surprising you, Craig? Yes, you do. That is shocking... Shockingly
good. I do not know how you get through it. I could never keep that
much stamina going for that length of time. It is absolutely
incredible. You shocked me each time. It was strong and vibrant. You
ran out of steam a little bit at the end with the swivel and the cross,
but I loved it. I was exhausted watching you. You bring such a
cheeky, fun, naughty, little girl to this. And the confidence, that
showed with the amount of dance content. Those high kicks and,
Anton, you are having a great time dancing with her. I could not keep
up dancing with her. It is your birthday this week I understand...
APPLAUSE That was definitely your best dance
to date and if you keep that up, you will have many happy returns! Well
done. You always deliver, you were the
perfect gangster mole. You looked like a 20-year-old out there. Apart
from the characterisation and the personality, you are great actor, so
you do that perfectly. Your timing was right on it and you were placed
correctly and you did not lose your time and your performance was very
high all the way through. I think you did a fantastic job, my darling.
Fantastic comets, what a lovely birthday present. This is the first
time I can talk, it has taken me until now. Many happy returns.
He is having the time of his life. What an extraordinary schedule. I am
up at five every morning filming and he has been out in Malta by the
swimming pool, and then we have been training. It is exhausting. It has
been very hectic. Your daughter is here. The scores are in.
Your highest score. She is a dream, dream! That you very much. If you
want to see them back next week, please vote for them. All the
details are on your screen. Just one more couple left to dance.
And our final couple is Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
Last week, Ore's American Smooth wowed us all and he landed
This week, he's doing the jive, and we've got some tissues ready
Last Saturday was one of the best night of my life. Amazing, just
amazing. I am astounded how good that was. It was just such an
emotional night. So for me it has just lit up. I could not believe
Gene Kelly's widow coming. He would have been proud. I cannot believe
it. It was unbelievable. This week we are dancing the jive and you need
stamina and energy and loads of flips. This is not for the
faint-hearted or slow footed. What are we going to do to up my game?
There is one place I can take you where footwork, stamina, energy and
performance is important. You can practice all your kicks and your
stamina and your performance. Wow, Wembley. I have brought him to
Wembley Stadium to practice his kicks and his flips. We are at
Wembley. He came here today thinking he was going to have a kickabout
with a ball. No way. She has had me jiving everywhere, up the stairs and
in the dressing room and in the panel. I have not stopped jiving
since I got here. Yes! Are you having a nap. No, I am tired from
all the jiving. Unbelievable. Saturday night, I am coming to get
Saturday night, I am coming to get you.
Dancing the jive, Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.
Oh, my goodness me! Wow! I have not seen a reaction like this in a long
time in this studio. U2 better not run away anywhere, you are
brilliant. Antarctica. Dicey, your comments last week made him very
emotional, will he bring his tissues again? No, I will need those
tissues. How you understand each dance that is thrown at you, you
just take it on board. You are one athlete. The stamina is
unbelievable. To be able to get that retraction on each of those kicks.
And what you did over there, and none of them failed with the energy
and the attack that you gave them. Outstanding. You have set the so
high that jive. It was so impressive. It was show stopping,
jaw-dropping, eye-popping jive. Listen, I thought last week was
fantastic. You have had a week. A week or four days or five days.
Listen, move over, Jay. We might need tissues on stand-by.
Bruno, you were standing up. Ladies and gentlemen, a star is born. You
have a runaway jive as good as anybody you have ever seen. It is
the trinity of a jive with Jill, Jay and barley. The momentum and the
synchronicity. Again I have to congratulate you for putting very
imaginative touches into it. The swinging 60s, but you never lost the
jive. It drove through the dancer constantly. You never lost it. You
were on it. Trying so hard. Craig. The game has finally changed,
darling, you either to beat. You know what? I hope Danny Mac was
watching that because he has got a big load of competition. It is on. I
am so sorry I have got no tissues for you. You are trying so hard to
keep it in. You are amazing. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
For you. For you. Not again! We really love you for it. It was all
about for you, you wanted to beat Jay. They said, "Move over Jay."
You're the one to beat. Well done. This is the dance I've loved the
most. Jo absolutely packed it full just because I know she wanted me to
remember it. You're so cute. Ah, stop crying! Very well done. The
scores are in. CHEERING Yes! Well done.
Are you all right? He's all right. No, I'm not. That is extraordinary.
Week four. Really, well done to you. We need tissues! We've got tissues.
Well done. If you enjoyed Ore and Joanne's jive
to Runaway Baby and want to see them dancing again in next week's show,
then vote for them, all the details are on your screen now and voting
opens in just a few moments' time. That was honestly, better than my
own wedding. All our couples have danced. It's
time to take a look at the - I do hope he's not watching - look at the
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important vote information. We've witnessed some
truly dazzling routines. Every one of our 12 couples have
given everything they've Don't forget voting closes
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for your favourites. We'd love to keep them
all in the competition, but two couples will have to face
each other in the dance-off on tomorrow night's
Results Show at 7.15pm. And sadly one of those two
couples will be eliminated We also have an excellent
James Brown-inspired routine from our professional dancers,
and a performance from Suggs For all that, make sure you tune
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and in the meantime... Semi... ..finals.
I think the flavour's perfect.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite you to join them for another evening of sequins and sparkles as the 13 remaining couples hit the dance floor for a ballroom battle to stay in the show. Once the judges' scores have been added to viewer votes, the two lowest scoring couples will perform again in the dreaded dance-off in the results show.