Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present from the historic Blackpool Tower Ballroom as the remaining seven celebrities battle it out on the world-famous dance floor.
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Oyey! Strictly Come Dancing is coming back to brilliant, brilliant
Blackpool! We get so excited when Strictly's in town.
Strictly is the biggest event in Blackpool.
Wild, darling. 10! Highlight of the year for me.
Really exciting. Reap dancing. Keep dancing. Excuse me, Tower Ballroom,
please. Yes, we are on our way. Off we go, driver. Blackpool Tower here
we come! I can't believe we are actually going to be dancing in the
Tower Ballroom. It's going to be amazing. That's the tower there!
Everybody off. Let's go dancing. It's incredible. Wow! Really, really
beautiful. So bouncy! This place is ridiculously cool. Ready? Yes! 3, 2,
Live from Blackpool, the home of ballroom. This is Strictly Come
Dancing! CHEERING. Please welcome your hosts,
Tess kiss me quick Dale Dale and Claudia squeeze me slow Winkleman.
CHEERING. Hello and welcome to Strictly Come Dancing, live from the
beautiful Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. Blackpool, are you ready?
CHEERING. I think that's a very firm yes. A huge thank you to our
professional dancers for that opening. Last week Daisy Lowe and
Greg Rutherford fought it out in the Dance Off and Daisy left the show.
We have seven couples hoping to light up Blackpool tonight with some
very special performances. And watching them closely are some
people who are as beautiful as the ballroom itself. Please welcome the
judges... Tonioli top, Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, and
Len Goodman! CHEERING.
We have seven stars backstage who through sheer hard work and dearly
nation have earned the right to perform here in the most prestigious
ballroom in the world. They were desperate to make it this far, so
let's not make them wait any long earn. Please welcome our Strictly
stars. TV presenter and singer Louise Redknapp and her partner,
Kevin Clifton. Star of Judge Rinder, Robert Rinder and his partner,
Oksana Platero. Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard.
BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba and his partner, Joanne Clifton. World
champion longjumper Greg Rutherford and his partner in additionally low.
Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and his partner. And Danny Mac and
Oti Mabuse. CHEERING. A big welcome to our
spectacular seven. It is a huge achievement to make it this far, so
take a deep breath, soak it all up, we are in for a special night. You
will be able to vote later on. Your votes will be added to the judges
scores to decide which two couples are in the Dance Off in tomorrow's
show. Performing first tonight is Claudia Fragapane and her partner,
AJ Pritchard. CHEERING. Now this is Claudia's
first time in Blackpool, so AJ has been showing her the sights, the
pie, are, the Golden Mile, the Winter Gardens. But the sight she
would most like to see is her first 10s from the judges. The Viennese
waltz was amazing. I felt really nervous. We worked so hard in the
studio. As soon as I stepped on to that floor and the music started, I
felt alright. Gorgeous, my darling, gorgeous. I couldn't believe we got
four 9s. That was amazing. We got through to Blackpool, which I'm so,
so happy. The dance we are doing is the jive. It is fast. There is no
room for mistakes. I like that. It's Blackpool, it's massive. Everything
is going to be wow, wow, wow. Blackpool must have been a special
place for you. Ask anyone and they will say Blackpool is the heart of
the dancing world. I've never been before. I can't wait to be there and
start the jive. Because Claudia has never been to Blackpool we are going
a day earlier so I can show her the sights of Blackpool. She's going to
have a blast. Welcome to the Winter Gardens. Wow, this is amazing. The
Winter Gardens is such a special place for me. I've won the
nationals, the British Open and the championship. It is touching to be
back. It was wonderful to see. Did you enjoy that? Loved it Right, the
next stop on your Blackpool tour is... Claudia, have you ever been on
a donkey before? Never. You are the right weight to ride on Blossom.
What is it like? Great. Smile, AJ. I've got one last surprise for your
Blackpool tour. Look up there? Wow! A Strictly flag? If our score is as
for our jive on Saturday night we are in for a good one. Dancing the
jive, Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard.
What a way to kick off a show. Sounds like the audience enjoyed
that. I know you did. The dances were amazing and the audiences were
as well. Let us welcome our fabulous live singers, Hayley, Andrea, Tommy
and Dave and his brilliant orchestra.
APPLAUSE. You are so fine! Hey, Len, did they
blow your mind? It did! Little Miss Dynamite out there, there was no
taking the Mickey with that dance, you went for it, it was full-on, it
was quick, it was sharp. APPLAUSE.
There was a little moment early on where I don't know what happened, a
little tie mist mistake. Well, I do apologise for telling the truth! I'm
going to speak to Judge Rinder about you lot! It was a super dynamic
routine and a great performance. Well done!
APPLAUSE. Well done. Get you shaking your Pom
Poms, Bruno? Claudia you are so fine, you are so fine you can jive,
you nailed it! What a night! A spectacle of a
production. The bay you took the lead with all the professional
dancers was fantastic. Yes, there was - did you go on the wrong foot,
something did happen? I don't know. I tell you, apart from that, it was
a brilliant performance. APPLAUSE.
Craig? That routine could have actually scored a 10. I know it was
tiny, but it was a tiny mistake and unfortunately that happened. You
know what, I loved the kick at the beginning into that big old lift,
the kicks, the flicks were tight, sharp, it was compact. I really and
truly loved it. Brilliant. Brilliant. Darcey? You were
certainly fast-pumping, jumping magic Beans, both of you. It showed
off all your strengths. Sharp kicks, dynamic throughout, one tiny mistake
but still a spectacular performance! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
I think the audience absolutely loved it. Off you go, you cheeky
little cheerleader. Really, really well done. Never been
to Blackpool before. For people watching, it's such an extraordinary
place. Was it an honour to two first or totally terrifying? It was
terrifying but it was an honour because we got the party started and
it was really good. We loved it. AJ, you said Blackpool is the heart and
soul of ballroom? Yes. And of dance. How special or important was it for
you to dance with Claudia? Amazing, the atmosphere's insane. Fabulous,
I'm so proud of her. Very well done. Good luck. The scores are in.
The judges' scores are in: You happy? Same as last week? Very.
If you loved that jive, please vote for Claudia and AJ. You can vote
after all our couples have danced. It's time pore the terms and
conditions. As it's Blackpool, we have decided to take it up a level.
Peter, what are you wearing? ! Don't ask! Don't ask! Absolute bedlam out
there. You wanna see the traffic. You've got balls you, I'll tell you
that! Calls cost 13p... 15p What? Go down with it. I thought it were 13,
let's make it 13 this week, calls cost 13. She's panicking now, make
it 15 then, make it 15! Let me say hello to this fella, he's
fantastic this fella. Watch it, my love, watch it, my love. This case
is firmly closed. Access charge. Please ask the bill-payer's
permission, plus you can vote free online at www.bbc.co.uk... Get on
"tinternet". That'll do. Go back, you're going too fast with this! The
votes won't open until all the couples have dance sod please don't
vote until we tell you. If you do - can you tell I'm reading it - if you
do your vote won't be counted and you may be charged. That was
brilliant! Thank you. Thank you so much. What do I do now? Well, we
cuddle and say the word Tess, say Tess. Tess. Yes, thank you Peter!
Ore and Joanne are our next couple. They are dancing to a Frank Sinatra
song and they start off playing cards, so where better to do a Rat
Pack routine than in Blackpool, the Vegas of the North.
I was really looking forward to that rumba. I was actually really
nervous. I thought it was very expressive and I thought it was very
evocative. It was great. Well done. The judges' comments and scores, it
was just amazing. When they called out our names and called us out
first... First! It's the first time I'm going to dance in Strictly at
Blackpool with a celeb. You don't know how much this means to me. No
pressure! There week, it's all about the spins to have Viennese waltz.
I'm all over the place. LAUGHTER. With the amount of
spinning we are doing, he's definitely going to get dizzy so I
know just the place to take him. Here we are at the Strictly props
headquarters and I've got just the thing for you Viennese waltz. That?
! That is going to help? A spinning chair? No, that is the spin master
8,000! Have a good time. See you in a bit.
# You spin me right round-P # Like a record, baby...
#. Well done, partner, you nailed it, now we are ready for Blackpool.
Please tell me it's over. No, I need to teach you the forgot work, the
frame, the head position, the posture...
Dancing the Viennese waltz, Ore add Da and Joanne Clifton. -- Ore Oduba
and Joanne Clifton. SONG: "That's Life"
by Frank Sinatra. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
Incredible! Oh, Ore, Ore, Ore! The showman and
his show girl. I think you may have played your best hand there. I
really enjoyed that, hi, Blackpool! I think you've covered every single
inch of this icon Iqbal room there. She told know stride. You strode in
style. Did they do the ballroom justice, Bruno? Ore, the ace in the
pack! I'm telling you, that's how you play your cards! I love the
angle you took on this, it was a jazz Viennese waltz out of Ocean 11,
cool, sophisticated, slick, brilliant! Brilliant.
Your top line in the fleckerl bothered me slightly. Needs to be a
little more including, you were a bit Skippy going round off the
table. Skippy. I loved the double jumps you did because it was triple
time, fantastic. You are an amazing showman, so wonderful to see that.
Brilliant. Great showmanship, it really was. Did you spot a fleckerl
there? That was the longest lasting fleckerl I've ever seen on Strictly.
Actually, forget what he said, nobody could hold their frame that
well. You had a slight incline on the head. Who could go round that
much? That's amazing. The charisma, the flare, you just fall into the
style so easily. I loved it. What do you think? Well, I thought
it was a mix of flair and care, I thought there was flair in the
performance, I thought there was care in the technique, you took an
old dancing trick, the longer you to something, people start clapping.
You just went and on and on with that fleckerl which I didn't mind. I
thought it was a terrific performance! Well done.
APPLAUSE. Lots of fleckerls, especially a long
one. Big even yuerks big performance, big confidence, let's
hope you get some good scores, my love. Beautiful job, Ore and Joanne.
Ore and Joanne, well done. I tried to count, I believe that was 12 in a
row. How do you cope with that? I thought he was going to collapse?
There was a few in the week but Jo was here to pick me back up. That
was so beautifully choreographed, I haven't stopped smiling all week and
since we got in here, oh... It's fantastic, well done to both of you.
The scores are in. Ladies and gentlemen, the judges have their
scores: CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
Well done! That's how to do it! Well done. Are you all right? That was
amazing. And in your birthday week. If you would like to seeary ray and
Joanne back to dance next week, all the details are on your screen now.
-- Oreand Joanne. Tess, over to you. Performing next
is Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton.
In the last couple of weeks Louise has wowed us all with sensational
routines. She's really found her confidence. Let's hope she continues
to come out of her shell at the Blackpool seaside. If someone had
said to me nine weeks ago I would done that dance on Saturday night, I
would have laughed and said, no way. Big spender, big attitude. I reckon
you're going to get a big score. Two get three 9s and a 10 was great. I
feel like I've had an amazing couple of weeks on Strictly and I can't
believe I've made it to Blackpool. This week I'm doing the paso doble.
It is a very powerful dance. I'm so not aggressive. Are you ready for
Blackpool? Yeah, I can't wait. When we get there I've arranged something
special. Welcome to sunny Blackpool. I've arranged for us to make our
Blackpool souvenirs. Thank you for coming in today. Is there anything
you would like us to put through the rock? L and K Blackpool. Let's make
a start then. That's the aggression I need in a paso. Exactly! Louise
made the A of Blackpool herself, which I was really impressed with. I
remember as a young girl going to the seaside and the first thing you
want to do is go and buy some rock. I've made some personalised Strictly
rock. My kids are going to love it. Let's let the experts finish this
off and we can get some practise. In I tried to use the aggression when
Louise was pushing the rock about. It's great to be here. We've got the
finished product here. L and K Blackpool. Now it's time to rock the
dancefloor on Saturday night. CHEERING. Dancing the paso doble,
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton. Wow! Goodness me!
CHEERING. Oh, sensational! More drama than the Game of Thrones. I
tried. Your little smiley face was still trying to smile. I tried not
to show my teeth. You can't help myself. Was she the Queen of paso
Craig? Kevin, you do brilliant pasos, you always have. This did not
disappoint. The Flamenco at the beginning, the use of the skirt, the
assisted Arabesque, the heel hop, full of drama, full of line, full of
gorge! CHEERING. Amazing. Darcey? Louise,
it is so hard to carry off that great entrance coming down the
stairs, but you kept your control. It was dynamic, strong. Beautiful
rounded arms in hold especially, you kept hold of that. The baroque
style. It was passionate throughout. Well done.
CHEERING. Len? Well, there's something about Blackpool and paso
doble people always come out with so much drama. You know, this morning I
walked here, I was blown away down by the seafront and I was blown away
tonight with that! Fantastic. CHEERING. Bruno? A luscious Game of
Thrones paso doble. The killer Queen. Really commanding her turf.
In charge. Leading every move. Beauty, artistry, power. Fabulous.
CHEERING. Great comments all round from the judges. You are the Queen
of Blackpool. Well done, my darling. Off you go. It's Louise and Kevin!
CHEERING. Well done! And aggressive paso. You are the smiliest and the
least aggressive... You absolutely did it. I thought they would tell me
off if I was smiling. They can be quite strict with you. I know both
of you feel the nerves before you go on. Was it worse in Blackpool? For
me, Kevin lovers the paso. It is Blackpool, he has a huge amount of
history here, so I really felt I didn't want to let him down. I did
it the best I could. You were amazing. The scores are in.
CHEERING. That is a lovely score. My favourite thing though is cattia,
your face when you got the 9s. No! Well done. If you don't want them to
face the drama of the Dance Off, please vote for them. Voting opens
at the end of the show. Later tonight Greg and Ore celebrate their
birthdays, a weekend in Blackpool. Your face when you got the 9s. No!
Well done. If you don't want them to face the drama of the Dance Off,
please vote for them. Voting opens at the end of the show. Later
tonight Greg and Ore celebrate their birthdays, a weekend in Blackpool.
Plus two cakes. # living the dream. Tess. Our next couple is Danny Mac
and his partner, Oti Mabuse. CHEERING. This week they are doing a
slick and exciting Charleston. Danny will be a hotel waiter but when the
dance is over, will he be at the top of our table? Let's find out. Last
week's routine went brilliantly. It was the most connected and focussed
the we have ever been out of any of the dances. I agree. ? The clarity
of movement, the determination, the precision, the fire and ice, the
pain and passion. Every action caused a reaction. I was just swept
away. It was a killer. It's a 10 from Len! We are going to Blackpool!
I love a beach. This week we are dancing the Charleston and I'm so
excited. The routine will be a show stopper if we can get it right. Are
you OK? The concept is cool. I'm a head waiter in a very glitzy and
glamorous restaurant. Oti has asked me to meet her at a restaurant to
get into character. I thought I would dress appropriately. Not a bad
effort. This isn't the kind of restaurant I had in mind. I think
you are a little overdressed. Nothing wrong with a bit of real
work. Work. Two fish and chips, ladies. Enjoy. How is it going?
Great. I've got this waiting gig down. Anyone waiting on any more
food? Right. I think we should stick to the Charleston. In true Strictly
fashion we had a lovely dance for the customers right here in the fish
and chip shop. I have really enjoyed that actually. Now I just hope we
don't look out of plaice on Saturday night. Dancing the Charleston, Danny
Mac and Oti Mabuse. SONG: "Puttin' On The Ritz"
by Gregory Porter. They're on their feet. You just
shook this ballroom. Literally, I could feel the sprung floor shaking.
Bouncing. A tasty Charleston. He was top of the leaderboard last week
Darcey, how did he do tonight? I can imagine you still will be. That was,
the speed of it. It was like a step to every beat to that music. It was
fast swivelling. What was impressive how you held on to that one-handed
cartwheel the two of you. Unbelievable. It is absolutely
difficult to distinguish who is not the professional dancer now. You
are, your standard is so high. Well done, Danny.
CHEERING. You can't get a better compliment than that. Len. It was
almost choreography overload. There was so much going on. One minute
you're there and then up on the table. It was so full on and so
tight, what I love with dance is when it's right on the edge.
Anything could happen, if it goes wrong it's gone, but it didn't. You
CHEERING. CHEERING. The praise is getting
better. Bruno? Wow! That was a table-topping show stopper. It was
like watching a Broadway show. It was of that standard. It was a
virtuoso performance at every level, technique, performance, the content.
What is great you went too far on slapstick. It was all pure, good
dancing! CHEERING. I can't wait to see what
Craig thinks. One word, three sill wholes, darling. Fab-u-lous!
CHEERING. Three syllables, darling. Fab-u-lous. I have three words for
you. Off you go. Danny and Oti! CHEERING. Danny and Oti! Well done.
I thought the roof was going to blow off, because I know you get scared
and you sometimes go blank. You think, I haven't got it. That was
complicated. Did you think it was going to go horribly wrong? I get so
nervous and terrified doing this show, but here, it is such a fun
dance, I made sure I enjoyed it regardless. I had the best time.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. The first 40 of the series. Well done. Oti,
you're amazing. Your mum and your fiancee might gist. Might combust,
how does it feel? Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. This was the
best thing. If you loved their Charleston and want to see Danny and
Oti through to next week, all the details are on your screen. You can
vote when voting opens at the end of the show. Do you to a technical
issue tonight you may experience some difficulties hearing the
confirmation message when calling to vote for your favourite from your
mobile. But don't worry, your vote will be successfully counted. So
please don't worry. If you want to vote online, you will need to sign
in or register, if you have not already. All that reading out loud
after the 40, a bit weird. There's still all of this to come:
This is a fun dance, but it is difficult. There are a few parts
which I go, I don't know what's going on. Step, hop, side... No! The
dance is really fast. Faster than I expected. So different to anything
I've done so far. This week I'm shaking my thing. Shake it.
Apparently it is spelt thang. I'm shaking my thank, whatever that is.
CHEERING. So much to look forward to. Next up it is Ed Balls and his
partner, Katya Jones. Ed is going to be on a piano
dangling 40 feet in the air. I know, I'm hanging on to the piano for him,
Tess. Claude, the last time you did that, you dropped it and it smashed.
I'll hold on to it this time. Pinky promise? Yes.
While we get that fixed, here they are in training.
I sort of knew that once we got to that, it was going to be all right.
O-M-G... Really enjoyed it. Spectacular. At the end, when I was
lying on my back in the studio when everyone was clapping, I thought...
Boom! Totally epic. Utterly. This week we are doing jive. It's really
fast, really bouncy so I've got a plan to harness one of Ed's many
talents to get him up to speed. Ed, you're really good at it, aren't
you? I'm starting my routine on Saturday playing the piano so I have
to get some practise in. It's all very well being fast with the piano
but can you be fast with your feet on the dance floor? In fact, I have
an idea. Follow me. This is the floor piano, plays the piano when
you step on it. Perfect way to learn a jive. Kick and step, kick and
step, kick and step. This time, we are going to do it again and you are
going to be fast, bouncy and sharp. Faster, faster, faster... That floor
piano has really helped. I'm giving Katya a bit of a headache. Stop!
Let's have a break. Not sure she'll be suggesting that one again.
Dancing the jive, Ed Balls and Katya.
SONG: "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
Listen to that. Another epic performance! Ed Balls, you are on
fire! Blackpool, it's the place to be! It sure is, it sure is.
Goodness, gracious me! What do you think of that, Len?
You know, Ed, you're getting better, I'll tell you, because last week you
were eighth, the worst you are going to be this week is seventh. Ed, you
came down there and you made Blackpool rock!
APPLAUSE. Bruno, you're smiling? Smiling. What
do you think? I've already booked a shrink, a chiropractor and a retreat
to the Himalayas to recover from Ed Balls syndrome. You are strangely
addictive. I'll come with you. I have to admit, to my surprise, most
of it looked like a jive! APPLAUSE.
It looked like you were playing hop scotch in an all girls school sadly.
Floppy feet on all the kicks, you need to be a lot lighter on your
feet, you were slamming the feet into the floor. I was. But, you know
what, you know what I love about you, you're committed, my darling
and acidious and that is good. APPLAUSE.
I was worried where the energy was going to come but it did build up by
the end and there were times where you could have had a lot more
attraction on the kicks. A little bit like I thought you were going to
expire by the end but fortunately you had five women to lift you -
what a great, great end! All's well that ends well. Thank you, judges,
you do everything with so much gusto. Well done.
APPLAUSE. Ed and Katya! Do you know what we
love about you, Ed, I have to share with the group that we obviously
have all been here a couple of days and you said, no, I'm going to the
Winter Gardens to watch the professionals and you did yesterday,
took your dancing shoes but basically went to watch. I did and
they are so on point and precise and talented and brilliant. It was an
inspiration and makes me want to keep dancing. We loved you,
honestly. Tonight was extraordinary. The scores are in:
Ladies and gentlemen, the judges have their scores:
They are all shouting "undermarked" but you are lovely, you take the
positive. You are looking at Craig's score and you are like, no, move
further down. We'd just love to come back and keep dancing, we'd love to
come back. Thank you so much, well done to both of you. If you enjoyed
Ed and the flying piano, all the details are on your screen now so
you can vote for him and Katya when voting opens at the end of the show.
Still to come, Judge Rinder is on the beaches of Rio, it's a bit like
Blackpool, I think you will agree, but with slightly fewer donkeys.
Tess? Dancing next in the ballroom is Greg Rutherford and his partner,
Natalie Lowe. APPLAUSE.
Greg is thrilled to have made it to Blackpool. 250 mile from London is
nothing compared to how far he's come as a dancer. Here he is
training in the quickstep. Obviously, it's so hard perfecting
it. Came to the live show. The bits I was getting wrong were the bits I
hadn't gotten wrong all week. Plenty of aggression and attack. It just
lost a little finesse. This could be it, the last time we get dancing
before we go home. You don't want to go home, you know how much work
you've put into it so you want to stay. Greg and Natalie. This week we
are doing the quickstep. It's going to be fast, furious and Greg is
going to love it. It's going to be quick and bouncy. Every time I'm
asked to do a jumpy movement, I go too far. He's too fast and powerful.
I have to reign it in, hopefully I can still nail it. -- reign it in.
Finally on our way to Blackpool. No better place to train than on the
train. Greg and I were overwhelmed by the amount of people that came up
to show us their support. Now that we've quickly trained on the train,
we are hoping for a fantastic result on Saturday night. Greg and Natalie,
do it for the gingers, woo! Dancing the quickstep, Greg
Rutherford and Natalie Lowe. G, whatever that is.
CHEERING. So much to look forward to. Next up it is
Come on over. CHEERING. You were born to hand
jive. I think you were born to quickstep. That was a slow step you
were so fast. That was one of the most incredible and fun moments I've
had in Strictly Come Dancing, I will tell you.
CHEERING. Was it a step in the right direction Bruno? Yes, so sporty. It
was so bubbly, so bouncy. It was like a Springbok on the run! Look at
you. It was good actually to see a brighter side of you. Seeing you
having a good time, engaging a little bit more. Very handy as well.
Are you ambidextrous or something? You were doing your tricks very
well. Just refine a little bit more the footwork. Quickstep has to glide
effortlessly. Frame better, just a bit of polish on the feet. Thank
you. APPLAUSE. He is panting. You're so
fit. Craig? There was too much power, sadly, into the floor, which
was creating a little too much height in your chasses which made it
look a bit bouncy. You seemed to go off on the wrong leg in the jette as
well. A small but large point, darling, your thumb was sticking up.
But you know what? You danced it brilliantly.
CHEERING. Darcey? Well, Greg, you have no
problem travelling. You were down here in two seconds. Income. It's
true. We've seen that you have this built in spring in you. It is a
national spring and that's so difficult, especially on a sprung
floor, to control that and not have that bounce. That's all that we saw,
sadly, with the quickstep. Little mistakes but what was great was you
were smiling all the way through it. In the hand jive you were having
fun, and I had fun watching you. Thank you. Len? One of the hardest
things about quickstep is to keep your frame quiet and get your feet
moving fast. You maintained that throughout. I thought it was great
movement around the floor. What is year really is as a longjumper the
only thing you really mucked up was the leap. How ironic. I've been
trying to calm it down so much that I think I calmed it down too much
and the jump wasn't as good as it has been. No, considering you are a
world champion longjumper, it is a strange thing...
LAUGHTER That's not an excuse, Len, is it!
LAUGHTER Take your prom Queen over to Claudia. Claudia. Off you go. A
great effort from Greg and Natalie. CHEERING. We loved it. I know! Your
face, because Natalie, when you got matched up, you were saying, I need
to do the quickstep with that man. I loved it. You were amazing. You were
so good. Thank you. The scores are in.
Well done. More than last week. Well done. If you liked that hand jive
routine, please use yours to vote for them. All the details are on
your screen. Voting opens at the end of the show. You don't have long to
wait, because there is just one couple left to dance. Tess. That's
right. Our final couple is Judge Rinder and his partner, Oksana
Platero. CHEERING. Tonight they are doing a
salsa. It is a real party dance, so ladies and gentlemen, are you ready
for this party? Yes! I was really hoping you would say that. That.
Let's bring on the Rio carnival. I love the foxtrot. It was everything
I hoped dancing it would be. You should be proud. It's a 9. To get a
nine from Len, that felt so great. I really enjoyed that dance. It was a
privilege to do it in front of my grandparents. Congratulations on
getting to Blackpool. This week we have to bring our absolute best I'm
going to have fun doing the salsa. There's loads of lifts in the salsa.
It is stomach dropping sometimes. Just when you think you can do it.
It is pretty terrifying, that's for sure. To help you get comfortable
without tricks, I have a surprise for you. I don't like surprises. You
will like this one. Ta-da! There it is. Don't be so absurd. What are you
talking about? Oksana has brought me here to assist with with my lift by
making a tenuous connection between my terror of putting her over my
head and a ride. He's having so much fun. Oh, dear.
Oh for goodness sake! Now I've been on the ride I'm sure ky reach the
die heights of the ballroom, and the even doesier heights of my lift.
You're welcome. CHEERING. Dancing the salsa, Judge
Rinder and Oksana Platero. SONG: "Spice Up Your
Life" by Spice Girls. You are brilliant. You've got the
wiggle and the hips going on. You've just illuminated Blackpool I think.
This is so amazing. When I heard about coming to Blackpool, this
place is amazing isn't it? Isn't it just? You're not so bad yourself.
You know how to throw the party, Spice Boy. Let's see what our Scary
Spice thinks. Craig? I thought it, darling, was hiptastic. I really. I
loved the forward somersault. Had problem getting out of it. The lift
was incredibly impressive. Your booty shakes, your back booty
shakes, the round off at the end. I think I would like to call you judge
Judge Englander from now on, darling.
CHEERING. Darcey? I think this is your dance. I have never seen a guy
be able to shake their cheeks as well as that. Great hip action and
that presage, as Craig said. A dead lift with Oksana. Amazing really.
Very strong. Your a Blackpool strongman now. Len? Young spice,
take it from old spice, you came up with a sweet-smelling salsa.
Unfortunately you got overexcited, you did, and you started rushing and
you lost the timing. Something year happened on that early circle...
BOOING. I don't hold a grudge for the Judge, I'm just telling what
happened He knows his stuff, lake. He knows his stuff. Bruno? You were
spicier and hotter than a Scotch bonnet. You reinvented the term
bootylicious. You had a nuclear reaction going on there I think.
That's why you lost a bit of timing, but I tell you, what a way of ending
such a fantastic night. Uplifting, fun, got everyone going. Fabulous
Blackpool! CHEERING. A fitting finale to our
Blackpool show. Those hips are hypnotic They don't lie, Tess. They
don't lie. Take them off to Claudia. Carry on the carnival. Thank you.
Judge Rinder and Oksana. Well done. I really hope you could hairs. That
lift was so hard. She isn't terribly heavy. You did brilliantly. I was so
nervous as well. This crowd are amazing.
CHEERING. This is where she danced years ago and it means the world to
Oksana and all the dancer. It really does. Thank you.
CHEERING. Same as last week. If you would like to spice up their life,
please vote for Judge Rinder and Oksana. All the information is on
the screen. The vote will open in just a few moments' time. All our
couples have done all they can to impress the judges and you at home.
Before we open the vote, let's look at the leaderboard.
Remember, you can change all of that by picking up the phone or going
online and voting for your favourite. Do you to a technical
issue tonight you may experience some difficulties hearing the
confirmation message when calling to vote from your mobile. Don't worry,
your vote will have been successfully counted and you will
still be charged. It is time for some illuminations, there we go.
Maybe in a minute. No rush! Ore, press a button. Doesn't matter, who
needs it?! The vote is now open! Here's a reminder of tonight's
performances and the all important vote information.
CHEERING. An incredible night. Night. In this
special ballroom. It is now up to you to decide who you want to see
again this week. The vote closes at 8.35pm. Our Results Show tomorrow
night, your votes could make all the difference. On tomorrow's Results
Show we have a double bill of music. The legendary Simple Minds will be
here with one of their biggest hits. And the brilliant Rick Astley will
be performing. Plus we have another routine from our remaining
celebrities and professional dancers. For all that and to find
out the next couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing, join us
at 7.15pm tomorrow night. In the meantime, everyone... Keep dancing!
CHEERING. It covers less than 6% of the
Strictly is packing its bags and relocating to the home of ballroom! Our seven remaining Strictly couples invite you to join them for a truly memorable show at the historic Blackpool Tower Ballroom as they battle it out on the world-famous dance floor. The show opens with a special Strictly performance from our pros and celebrities, inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Voting lines will open at the end of 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.