Week 11 Strictly Come Dancing


Week 11

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final, as the five remaining couples kick, spin and chasse their hearts out for a place in the grand final.


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Week's Strictly blockbuster cast delivered a movie special. There

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were top-ten reviews. Ten. Our princess's fairytale

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routine had everyone green with envy. Fast-track to the semi!

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Mr Blond's highlights were cut short!

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A little bit like a rabbit doing a trot! Our footballer got a red card.

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And our Famous Five go mad in the ballroom. They've got two dances to

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get their heads around. Ahhh!

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Ahhh! The grand final at Blackpool beckons. Who will face this

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weekend's double elimb nation? feeling sick. Who will get to see

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the ill lum nations? Pick me. please. This is Strictly Come

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Live from Television Centre, this is the Strictly Come Dancing semi-

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final. Please welcome your hosts, Sir Bruce16 -- Sir Bruce Forsyth

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and Tess Daly. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Well, yes! We've done it. You can see through that!

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I know you can. There we are. Well, just sit down.

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I thought they were going! You're not going anywhere. Strictly

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Come Dancing - it's nice to see you, to see you.... AUDIENCE: Nice.

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is nice to see you. Two of our couples will leave us before next

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week's final in Blackpool. feeling very nostalgic actually.

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This is our last night in this studio.

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AUDIENCE: AHH! LOOK AT THAT FLOOR, SO MUCH HISTORY.

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RUSSELL GRANT RODE THE Bull just there. That is where Robbie hit his

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nose on the camera. I remember! And that's where Nancy went wrong.

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There, and there, and over there, there...

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In fact everywhere. Everywhere - yes!

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Our five remaining couples are dancing for next week's grand final.

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They'll have to do it the hard way - by dancing twice. Tonight, they

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have to give it everything they want, if they want to reach

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Blackpool. Double the fear - it's a ballroom blowout. Shall we unleash

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them? Consider them unleashed! It is time to meet the stars of

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Strictly. Waterloo Road's Chelsee Healey and

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE There they all are.

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Looking fabulous. Tonight the judges will score the routines and

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our couples will be rankeden the leaderboard. Those scores will be

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combined with your votes. We will open the phone lines at the end of

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the show. You'll have your favourite into the final. We have

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Karen Hardy and her co-host is Fern Britton. The first couple tonight

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is Harry Judd and his partner, Aliona.

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They are popular! Now then, Harry asked me if I

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thought he was getting on all right with his dancing. I said, "Getting

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on all right? Haven't you heard all the women scream when you wriggle

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your hips? You're not only getting on all right, you're getting on my

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nerves!" he's become a rival. Here I really felt the nerves last week

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because I knew there was no rom for error. I am beyond -- room for

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error. I am beyond nervous. I knew the pressure was on. Someone's

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dreams are going to be left on the cutting room floor. I tell you what,

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it won't be you. I am so happy. Although I was pleased with our

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dance we were third from bottom on the leaderboard. When I found out

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we were through I actually screamed out. I did the loudest silent

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scream I've ever done. I am just pleased. We are through to one more

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week. Semi-finals. This week we have two dances, the

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Charleston and the Viennese waltz. They are different, real contrasts.

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Blackpool is the home to ballroom dancing. To get the chance to dance

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there would be insane. I'd be lieing if I said I didn't want to

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win, but I would love everyone to do well. I would just like to do a

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little bit better. What's wrong, Harry? I cannot stop thinking about

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what all the others are up to. What if they're better than me?

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can't worry about that. I have an idea.

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OK, you'll need this, all right? I'll stay in contact.

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One, two, three, four.... Aliona, have you got me?

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I can't help but have the feeling that someone's watching us. Been

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compromised, abort, abort, abort! What's wrong with this? It's worse

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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than I thought. We've got practise CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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You can't stop these people! Look at that, Harry. They are wild about

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Harry. I tell you that. While you two take a breather, it's a good

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time to welcome our fabulous singers, Dave Arch and his

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wonderful orchestra. That was marvellous. Not forgoting our

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judges. Welcome the judges. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. They are all

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getting ready, of course, for the long bus ride up to Blackpool.

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Craig will be watching DVDs, Len will read a book. Alesha will read

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her magazines. For six hours Bruno will be singing "The Wheels on the

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bus Go Round and Round." I wish we could do it tonight, but maybe

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another time. Two things were revealed, Aliona's middif and your

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talent. I tell you what, that's the way to start a semi-final. I'm Just

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Wild About Harry. I said it a few weeks ago, nothing has changed. If

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you can come out and do a Viennese waltz to that standard, you will be

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at the Tower Ballroom. Off you go. Go on, off you go.

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Here he is. We salute you, yes, we are all wild about Harry. A

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standing ovation. Can you believe you are just one dance away? From

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the grand final? I cannot believe I am still here. There are five of us

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left. It has been an amazing experience. Such talented people

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left. I am pleased to be here. have set the benchmark with that.

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Do you think your Viennese waltz can maintain the standard? I hope

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so. We will always do our best. We'll see. The scores are ready.

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What about that, Harry? One point off perfection - 39 out

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of 40. You have set the standard. Anyone more nervous than you were

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before? Brilliant! Fabulous! Jot down the number.

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Call at the end of the show if you are wild about Harry and you want

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him to dance in the final next week. Please don't call until we let you

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know that lines are open. If you do it will not count and you may be

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charged. This week we have double

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elimination. Our semi-final has liftoff. Did you enjoy that ladies

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and Gents? CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Now, for our next couple Alex Jones and her partner, James.

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Now Alex has been nursing a bit of an injury this week. To make sure

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she doesn't make it worse she's going to dance in a Welsh way. A

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Welsh way... I said, how do you mean a Welsh way. She said

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"Caerphilly." I said, "Lo vleeee." Stupid joke.

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Anywhere, here they are in training. Last week, everything was looking

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good. The dress was lovely, the story was lovely. Then it just went

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horribly wrong. There's nothing wrong than being out there dancing

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and think, here I go, I'm stuck and I don't know what to do about it.

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can tell... She is disapointed. loved the dance. You came out and

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really sold it. Just that little incident, but well done to you.

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Love them. It was a mess. They could have really slated us.

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results are in. In my head I expected the worst.

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Alex and James.... I cannot believe I'm still here.

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How did that happen? This week, we are dancing the waltz

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and the salsa. This won't go well. We are dancing

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to a song called 1-2-3-4. Counting to the music should be easy. It's

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not. Five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

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Robbie and I used to say, oh, there are the glad yea ters. Harry, Jason,

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Holly and Chelsee. Now it is those four and it's me! I want her to

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If I had known he was that easy I could have become a gladiator in

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week two. Come on - get up, we have training to do.... Now!

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Dancing the waltz Alex Jones and They won't keep in their seats,

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look! Look at that. It was beautiful. I tell you

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something, Alex, you've turned into a natural dancer. Oh, thank you.

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Natural dancer. Alesha? You know, I was thinking, it's such a shame

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that you've doubted yourself in the past because it's dancing like that

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why you're in the semi-final, why you deserve to be in the semi-final.

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Remember where you started and where you are now. You've, a long

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way. You should be really proud. Improvement. You must look at it,

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at your first week. You really are the belle of the ball. Elegant,

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poised, graceful, lovely spins and I particularly liked the face to

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face, out of hold section, which is so difficult. You were so in touch

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with him. It was like the anticipation of a moment that was

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going to last forever. She's absolutely right, you've improved

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leaps and bounds. Great to see. then, Craig? You lost your neck on

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occasion, largely due... When did you lose that? Due to the raising

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of the shoulder. Moving forward on the heel was missing a lot, but I

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have to agree with these guyed, you have come such a long, long way.

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You really have. Incredible. What about you, Len? You looked

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beautiful. You danced beautiful. You deserve to be here in this

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semi-final. Don't doubt it. Well done. There you are. Encouragement.

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I'm so thrilled for you. Off you go. Four months in, do you feel lick a

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natural dancer now? No! Oh, come on. No James has worked tirelessly and

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we're still in the semi-final is a shock to both of us. We're so

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pleased to be here. Judges have spoke about your improvement. Has

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it been harder this week learning steps for two different dances?

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It's been a bit a nightmare, it has. But you know, we also thought it

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could be our last week. Hopefully the salsa's all right. That's

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coming up. Could go either way. The Well done. Really good. Very strong

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Five couples, two dances, one dream - the chance to dance for the

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glitterball trophy. Who's going to get your vote? Back to you, Bruce.

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Now for our next couple, Chelsee Healey and her partner, Pasha.

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CHEERING She is a little sweet heart. Last

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week, shell see dances to a song from the movie Shrek. They had all

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the props, a castle and even a donkey, over in this corner here.

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She said "Was that the first time you've ever had a donkey on the

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Strictly dance floor?" I said, "Oh, no, in nine series, we've had lots

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of donkeys! And a few silly asses. No names, but we know who they R

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and so do they. Right, here they are in training.

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There was a lot of pressure last week. It had to be amazing to get

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to the semi-finals and I haven't got a clue how we done it. This

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gets you fast tracked to the semi-s. If you're not back next week, I'll

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pickle my walnuts. To get such an amazing score, especially off Len,

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that's the best score Len's given me. You were superb. Thank you so

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much, Bruce. That means so much. mean it. To be top of the

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leaderboard is one of the best feelings. It puts you on such a

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high. No-one could bring me down. It was a brilliant feeling. I

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thought we was going to go the first week, to still be here in the

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semi-finals is just a dream come true.

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I'm dancing the paso doble, as well as the American smooth. It's double

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the time, it's double the work. It's double the pressure. I'm never

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going to get two dances ready. The character for the American smooth

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is more of a Princess. The paso doble is more of a proud, feisty

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woman. Do you want to go to Blackpool? Yes. Well, then get off

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your phone, stop booking your trip there. You'll get there by dancing

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well. What's up? I have an idea. What are you doing? I'm going to

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check out the competition. Maintenance, come to check the

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lights, mate. No worries. Are you that guy off the dancing programme?

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Strictly, yeah. That's right. you think that

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# Too many broken hearts... # No, that's Jason. He's my favourite.

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I think the lights are OK now. We need to crack on, we have serious

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competition. Well, you better Dancing the American smooth,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Dancing the American smooth, CHEERING AND APPLAUSE You are

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wonderful, you really are. Look at them. Look at these people!

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CHEERING That was lovely. That was, was that

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for Blackpool that merry-go-round thing at the end? Yeah. Did you

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enjoy that? I loved it, yeah. look lovely doing it, I tell you

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that. Lovely. Bruno start us off. Chelsee my darling, let me say that

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you have an almost a natural shine, it's like a south sea pearl. Are

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you glowing when you are dancing. Your upper body fluidity is

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extraordinary. The way you phrase the music, you have an instinct to

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go from fast to slow, to stay in a movement in the way that your

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dances, it takes years to master. Have you that naturally. It was

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beautiful. There was that split, you got stuck in the split, drop to

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the floor a little bit. Otherwise it was excellent. Len? Let's see

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what Craig has to say? Your arms are absolutely exquisite, they

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really, really are. I have to say, for someone slightly vertically

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challenged, you create an enormously long, - I don't know

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what that means? Short darling. You create beautiful long lines. It's

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fantastic to watch. The shoulder lift for me was less impressive. I

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thought that was slightly ugly to be honest. Just getting in and out

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of it, there was a wobble, a bent leg, coming out of it wasn't nice.

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Some moments felt slightly rushed as well. You were rushing into some

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of the moves rather than going through the moves. And of course,

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that Nazi bent leg on the drag split was hor -- that nasty bent

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leg on the drag split was horrific. But I thought it was terrific.

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Len? Chelsee Healey, it was like the Chelsea Flower Show, full of

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lovely moments, beautiful. In full bloom, you were. There I loved the

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way, it was like daffodils blowing in the breeze, lovely and smooth

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round the floor, absolutely great. Bruno is right, there was a little

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incidents on the splity thing, but you know, no, it was good. Trust me,

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it was good. Chelsee and Pasha, off you go!

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CHEERING In full bloom tonight, our Chelsee.

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Yes, blossoming like a beautiful flower. Any nerves out there. You

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couldn't see it. Yeah. I'm still shaking. Yeah. It's a different

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atmosphere tonight. Yeah. A lot of tension. You're in touching

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distance of the final. Can you quite believe the fairy-tale?

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No. Enjoying it? I'm loving it. is speechless. Pasha, time after

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time your girl has delivered, hasn't he? She's wonderful. And

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she's a hard worker. Thank you Paddy Ashdown.

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-- Pash. There's a ten in there. I want to

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see that smile, there it is. Write down this number and call later, if

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you think Chelsee deserves to be in the grand final next Saturday.

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Looking forward to that, do you want to be there? Yeah, more than

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anything. Your vote could sends your favourite through. You have

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that power. Back to you Bruce. Now, I couldn't hear you Tess!

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Right, now for our next couple, Holly Valance and her partner Artem.

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APPLAUSE Now Holly has been doing some

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modelling this week. She was photographed covered head to toe in

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gold paint. Just like in the Bond movie. Remember that? She said,

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"Bruce, if you saw me covered in gold paint, what would you do? I'd

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stick you in an envelope and send you off to get some cash for gold."

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Might be worth a few bob that. Here they are in training.

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After finding herself in the bottom two twice in a row, Holly was

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determined not to make it a hat- trick on Saturday night. I felt

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paso was fighting for my place in the competition and I loved it. I

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loved swishing my skirt around. I loved getting to stomp my feet to

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the beat. That, my darling, must be your personal best. Amazing.

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loved that this week you're really fighting. You've stepped it up a

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notch. Good for you. Ten. I have never got a ten for anything in

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life. We just got into the semi- finals. We have two very tricky

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dances, the charleston and Argentine tango. It's all hopping

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and jumping. This week is even more difficult than I could have

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imagined. Oh, that's hard. I'm trying not to drop dead. We're both

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feeling the pressure. Wre not on schedule, where we're supposed to

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I'm not sure what's going to happen. We are all at a level now where the

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competition is so difficult. That was much better. I know everyone is

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going to bring their A game. I'm going to rely on healthy sabotage

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Harry, what's wrong with you? have no idea.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Great song choice. What's that? D CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Holly look. Artem, look. There they are. They loved it.

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It was classy. That was a classy, classy tango.

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Craig, start us off. Quiet, controlled. Sedubg ive. The

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rotation. I loved that little story there. You were reacting completely

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to Artem's lead. It was absolutely gorgeous.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Sum it up in one word, Craig - it

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was classy. I'm not usually a lover of props

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and things, but I thought that worked really well. It was clever.

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It was clean and, may I just say, watching this semi-final, it's

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really difficult to believe, not only yourself, Holly, but all of

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our celebrities, they are only beginners. To see the standard of

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dancing we have seen, it's fantastic. Well done!

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Well said. Very well said. Now then, Alesha. You created some

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beautiful lines. Your leg extensions were stunning. With you,

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Holly, I have to say, I don't think you have been given enough credit.

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Last week and tonight show you are a real contender. This style of

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dance suits you. You are, you are.

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Holly, I love the concept, beautiful, bad and dangerous.

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Coiled in the chair, when you strike to be handled with extreme

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care and attention because you don't know what you're getting

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yourself in for. With promises, promises to be fulfilled later on.

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Apart from the dancing, it was very, very good.

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It was played extremely well. I got He got it and you had it. Off you

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go. You've got it, off you go. Lovely and Artem - a good job with

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High praise from the judges. Well deserved. A real contender. Craig

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said he loved the story. Did you enjoy telling the story? I loved it.

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It is one of my favourite dances. I am glad to still be here and to

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have done it. It was intense and fabulous. You've had teared in --

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tears in training this week. How demanding has it been? Double the

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workload in half the time. We're not professionals, these guys know

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what they're doing in two seconds. It's overwhelming. I think we're

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all in the same exact boat. Double the dancing, double the training,

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talking the pressure. Let's see if Come on then.

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Write down this number: Call when the lines open later F

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you would like to see Holly give a towering performance in Blackpool

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next Saturday. Do you want some of that action? I want a lot of action.

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All right then! Nearly four months have past and all our stars are

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feeling the ballroom burn. Who can handle the heat? Over to you,

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Bruce!. Yeah! Over to you, Bruce! Next up

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is Jason Donovan and his partner, Kristina.

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Now, his first dance tonight is a samba. It is to a famous Michael

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Jackson track. He's very worried about getting it wrong. I said,

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well if you get it wrong, don't blame it on the sunshine.

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Don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on the good times,

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just blame it on the boogie. # Just blame it on the good times

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# Just blame it on the.... AUDIENCE: Cheers.

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Be quiet, I'll clear this place. And you, you'll be the first to go.

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Right, here they are in chaining. -- in training.

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The week was incredible. It looked like it was going to be the perfect

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night. It was a very special performance. I loved it. The scores

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came in, positive all around. Unfortunately we found ourselves in

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the bottom two. Jason and Kristina. It's not the

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greatest feeling in the world. I was disappointed. Kristina of

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course was ex -- extremely upset. I'm worried about you.

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I was sad and emotional. Like I thought I was not ready for the

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journey that I expected to be over. The couple leaving tonight is

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Robbie and Ola. I would have been gutted to have left in the quarter-

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finals. We will come back in the semi-finals with something I am

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really, really proud of. This week we are dancing the

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argentin tango and the samba. I have to say, they could not be more

:40:34.:40:38.

different. Dance like nobody's watching. She's the man! Why did

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you wait three months to tell me that! You want to get out there and

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give it something. The idea of the samba is just to go out there and

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enjoy yourself, get the hand movement going, the hip movement. I

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am thinking of having a great time. Three, four, five.... Am I worried

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about the other guys in the competition? No!

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Can you give me five? OK, so I'm a little bit curious,

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but I am not worried... Much! Dancing the samba Jason Donovan and

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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D CHEERING AND APPLAUSE You didn't let us down.

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What a couple you are. All right, Len? It was full of all

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the steps I like to see. Running promenades. I saw so many steps I

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can recognise. Plus, your bum was going to town. I tell you what!

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Give it some. Go on my son give it a bit of welly! What happened to

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you, you get over excited and you lose the timing a little bit. You

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get mixed up in the euphoria of the whole thing. You lost the timing

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here and there, but full of energy. Well done to you.

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Right, Alesha, my darling. Jason, I am sure you were worried when you

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got the samba for the semi-final. Believe me, you have nothing to be

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worried about. You created fun. You created a wonderful atmosphere. You

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created the spirit of the samba. That's what we wanted to feel.

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And Bruno? Well, you got carried away by the moment. Wigling your

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bum, bright and gay. You lost the timing and you know, once you lose

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it in a dance that is so rhythmic, it's difficult to get back on it.

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It was more fun than singing the mar di gras. A bit messy, but fun!

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Craig? There was a massive fusion of energy which we always get from

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you. You come in 100%, which is fantastic. Sadly a little bit out

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of time, which we talked about. You could have done without the daddy

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dancing moment over there. I would have eliminated that. I like the

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infusion of disco and samba. Have a little sip of that - you've

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earned that. Otherwise I get the teeth over the mouth.... James

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knows the story. Big smiles. samba is a notoriously difficult

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dance. You don't want it really in the semi-final. How was it for you?

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I have to say, at this point in the competition it's about having fun.

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Going out there and enjoying yourself. That's what we did

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tonight. We found ourselves in a position last week and you know,

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you know, I guess at this point you just have to enjoy it. That's what

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we tried to do tonight, have some fun. The judges mentioned lost

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timing, the audience didn't notice it. Let's hope the cameras were on

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side. What can we expect from your Argentine tango? Some fire.

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Gosh, I hope, not a bit of tension. Not your highest zor date, but

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strong all the same. Will you talk us out with that. Yes! Make a note

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of this number: Call later if you want to keep Jason clear of the

:47:10.:47:14.

bottom two elimination positions this week. We've reached the half-

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way stage. Five dances down, five new dances to come. Let's look at

:47:19.:47:29.
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It's only halfway and every one of our couples has another chance to

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impress tonight. They've done famously well already. They're

:47:40.:47:50.
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searching for the elusive Time good get the glitterball ready

:47:55.:48:05.
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for the final. It's gone! Time to call in five intrepid explorers.

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say, Len, what the devil seems to be the bother? I need you to find

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the glitterball. Listen, old boy, is there a reward? Like lashings of

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Ginger Beer? No, but I can offer you a trip to Blackpool. Oh, Len,

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you are a brick. This is a perfect job for the Famous Five. Or how

:48:27.:48:33.

about the super six. Brendan! thought I could be like your knight

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in shining armour and help with the quest. No! Where shall we jolly

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well start? With the obvious, Russell Grant. What did she say?

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I'm not entirely sure. Let's start with Russell Grant.

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Look at those trousers, they're so triegt. We know it's you. Give us

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our trophy. How very dare you. I have enough glitterballs in my life,

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thank you very much. If not you, which devil took it? Between us, I

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saw Craig acting suspiciously earlier on. I always knew he was a

:49:10.:49:20.
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bad egg. You're my little secret. They'll never see you. You're all

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mine. Hold it right there, mister. I knew it. Well, what can I say.

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We're looking for the glitterball. Have you seen it? No, not since

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last year. Of course, last year's champion, Kara. Now what's she

:49:41.:49:46.

saying? Oh, the poor girl is hungry. Who the devil could it be? The 2010

:49:46.:49:54.

champion, Kara. That's what I said! Come on. Kara, did you really take

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our trophy? Actually I think you'll find that it's mine until the final.

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Wait a minute... Brendan! I just wanted the chance to hold it one

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last time. Not likely, chum. Another victory for the Famous Five.

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What she said. Hooray! Enjoyable that, wasn't it? Very nice. We now

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go into the next phase. First up is Harry and his partner Aliona. As

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you know, they're doing two dances each. Lots and lots of stamina will

:50:35.:50:37.

be needed. I promise, I'll do my best to keep going.

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LAUGHTER I go it through -- I go through it

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with them, you know. Here's what the judges have to say about Harry

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and Aliona. Harry Judd, when a contender.

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a semi-finalist, if ever I saw one. I tell you what, very good, you are,

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I tell you. Harry's got the lot. He is the complete package. I have a

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sneaky suspicion that Harry would always be good. I didn't realise

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how G he has surprised me. You make ballroom dancing look cool. He has

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the physique. He's very -- it's very important in dance. That was a

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very fit, tight, muscular, masculine performance. To execute

:51:29.:51:37.

the moves if you are not equipped... You know. He has a fantastic body.

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Cheek these two out. Also he has great rhythm obviously because he's

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a drummer. That really helps him on the dance floor. Harry, you can

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dance. Harry Judd's quickstep, that's the level he needs to be at

:51:52.:52:00.

to make it to Blackpool. That was outstanding. Superb! Very rarely we

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see the sway. As well as leading with such confidence, especially in

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the turns. He got it right. It was three tens. Harry Judd's Argentine

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tango for me I would have liked to have seen a little bit more drama

:52:17.:52:23.

throughout the dance. I don't think he's a run away winner. If he can

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maintain this level of dancer, he can get into the final, but

:52:26.:52:30.

anything can happen. The second dance of the night is

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the Viennese waltz. It's going to be really important. There's no

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room to be in the bottom two. The bottom two go home. This week we've

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got to give it that extra push. Getting to the semi-finals has been

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amazing. Now I'm here, I would love to go to Blackpool. Now or never.

:52:51.:53:01.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Dancing the Viennese waltz, Harry CHEERING AND APPLAUSE They're still

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wild about Harry and Harry's wild about them. Beautiful. A lovely

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second dance. Beautiful. Really, really well. Now then, I can't stop

:54:58.:55:04.

them. Alesha? Harry, why have you been

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hiding behind the drums for so many years? You are such a talented guy.

:55:08.:55:12.

That was exquisite. It was confident, effortless, just

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beautifully played. I'm so happy for you.

:55:15.:55:25.
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We all are. And Bruno? Harry, the Prince and the show girl. The

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romance unfolding, with every step was so perfectly judged, so

:55:30.:55:34.

perfectly placed, so perfectly driven. It had class. It had

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romance. It had style. I'm telling you, you're dancing royalty.

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Craig? It's a slightly odd Viennese for me because it was despondent

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and sort of melancholy which I thought was a very interesting take

:55:55.:56:00.

on it. Because normally it's like really fast moving, but this was

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just gorgeous to watch, I've got to say, to the point of being

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smouldering, it really was. I would just move your head slightly to the

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left, a little bit more. Just a little bit more and then I possibly

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wouldn't have spotted on the fleckerl, but that's just personal

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choice I think. Just move your head slightly to the right I think.

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Right, OK Len. A couple of bars walking down the stairs into a

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contracheck, straight into the fleckerl no, messing about.

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Beautifully executed. Lovely natural turns, reverse turns.

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Lovely sway. Beautiful swing of the body throughout. I'm going to be

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like Henry VIII, take him to the tower, ballroom, Blackpool.

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APPLAUSE Well done. Everybody loves it.

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You're so good. You are so good! Go Fair to say the judges absolutely

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loved it, in the a dry eye in the house. It was exquisite. Len says

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take him to the tower. That was your last shot at getting to the

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final. How did it feel? Amazing. Possibly our last dance. Certainly

:57:21.:57:25.

the last dance here. I want to say thank you to alyonya, just in case

:57:25.:57:30.

because she's been amazing and the judges' comments are incredible.

:57:30.:57:36.

But it's down to Aliona's hard work. Bruno said dancing royalty. Your

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band mate Dougie has been crowned king... Queen, sorry king. What do

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you reckon to a McFly double and you claiming the glitterball trophy.

:57:49.:57:54.

Dougie's done amazingly well. I'm just happy to still be here. Harry

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the humble. You know, there are so many great people here. You just

:57:58.:58:08.
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don't know. Not you Brendan. 39 out of 406789 well done. Shaking

:58:30.:58:40.
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his head in disbelief. Believe it, you're worth it. Head to the left,

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to the left, did you get it. What did you think? Call this number

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later if you enjoyed Harry's waltz and you'd love him to be one of the

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three stars in next Saturday's grand final. Please don't call

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until I let you know lines are open. If you do, your vote won't count

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and you may be charged. Who will you be voting for? Next up is Alex

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Jones and her partner James. APPLAUSE

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Now Alex is one of the most improved competitors in the show,

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as we said earlier, from a difficult start, she's gone from

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strength to strength. Here's what the judges say about Alex and

:59:24.:59:34.
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Alex, look at her, the most improved. Good on her for getting

:59:35.:59:43.

into the semi-final. I think she's done really well. It was sharp, sta

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cato, theatrical, all those wonderful things. It's DVDs, that's

:59:48.:59:54.

what she lacked. She lacked genuine confidence. -- it's confidence.

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That's what she lacked. She lacked genuine confidence. She is

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confident to go out there and give it 100%. A confident Alex could get

:00:04.:00:10.

to Blackpool. Believe in yourself. Go for it all the way. She.tango at

:00:10.:00:16.

Wembley. All of a sudden, she got it all together. Look at that, what

:00:16.:00:20.

style. She didn't make any mistakes. Then you know the charleston, the

:00:20.:00:25.

following week, she got all a bit over the place. I think she has to

:00:25.:00:29.

be constant. Ballroom, I think she's better. The Latin she still

:00:29.:00:36.

hasn't the confidence of using all she has to maximum effect. It was

:00:36.:00:39.

so demure and hesitant. I don't know, it's a performance. Have you

:00:39.:00:44.

to get into it. For her to be confident on the stage being sexy,

:00:44.:00:49.

is tricky. I understand it. She's done so well. I thought it was

:00:49.:00:52.

terrific. Well done. She has an incredible personality, which I

:00:52.:00:56.

think gets her through as well. She's joyful. She has an incredible

:00:56.:01:03.

smile. Alex has to prove to the judges, to the viewers and to

:01:03.:01:09.

herself, she's got to believe she's worthy of this final. This is

:01:09.:01:14.

basically it. The second dance that we are performing is the salsa.

:01:14.:01:17.

Because two people will have to leave, it puts massive pressure on

:01:17.:01:23.

us this week. Now I have to go out there and look confident and

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hopefully, we'll -- it will be enough to get us to Blackpool.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Dancing the salsa, Alex Jones and CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Are you OK?

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Smile - it's over. Don't worry. You've done it. You've

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got yet another standing ovation. Bruno? Alex, you can come and scrub

:03:43.:03:48.

my floor any time. Looking like this you'll be booked forever. It's

:03:48.:03:53.

lovely to see you let your hair down. You response to a man very,

:03:53.:03:58.

very well. Every time you do the arm passes very well. You let

:03:58.:04:02.

yourself go. At times, the thing is when you're on your own there are

:04:02.:04:05.

still moments of uncertainty. You have to rise above that because you

:04:05.:04:09.

actually have got everything to sell, even when you're on your own.

:04:09.:04:13.

Don't get lost in the moment and go back to him. You have to sustain.

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If you make it to bloobg pool you have to get there -- Blackpool, you

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have to get there, show yourself because you've got it.

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APPLAUSE Now then, Craig? This routine was a

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big challenge, I think for you. I think beyond your skill-set, to be

:04:35.:04:43.

honest. AUDIENCE: Boos. You throw yourself undeniably into

:04:43.:04:48.

it without any thought for yourself or concerns. I think that is

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totally and absolutely brilliant. I really, really do. It took a bit of

:04:53.:04:58.

getting here, but you got it there. You're really into it. Full of

:04:58.:05:03.

personality. Full of gust yo. I was watching your hips go, hip, hip,

:05:03.:05:10.

horrai, here we go! What I love is you now come out giving it

:05:10.:05:14.

everything. That's what you did on this dance. That's the way you have

:05:14.:05:20.

to do it. This is your chance to get into the final. Give it your

:05:20.:05:25.

all. Because you were attacking the dance so much it lost some of the

:05:25.:05:31.

finesse. As a performance, top- notch.

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Now then, Alesha? I've gree with Len, it was full -- I agree with

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Len. It was full on. Alex, please be proud and smile, you did a great

:05:42.:05:48.

job. A great job! James, you're a lovely pair. Off

:05:48.:05:58.
:05:58.:06:01.

Come on, it's over. It's over. Craig says it was a big challenge

:06:01.:06:06.

for you. Did you enjoy letting your hair down? The thing is it might

:06:06.:06:13.

have been our last chance. We had to go for it. The funny thing is

:06:13.:06:16.

yesterday Alex felt self-conscious about doing that dance where she

:06:16.:06:21.

was in tears and was upset about doing the dance. She went out there,

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as Len and Alesha said, she went out there and gave it 100%. I love

:06:26.:06:32.

a tryer, and she is a tryer. We all love a tryer. How will you feel if

:06:32.:06:37.

this was your last dance with James? It would be absolutely

:06:37.:06:41.

devastating. If it's time to go, it's time to go. I am so proud of

:06:41.:06:51.
:06:51.:07:02.

her, really. The scores are in. The I don't think Craig likes me and

:07:03.:07:08.

he's taking it out on Al elect. I think he's jealous because I have a

:07:08.:07:18.
:07:18.:07:21.

peachy bottom and he doesn't. Let's not go there. I love you!

:07:21.:07:25.

All of our stars are feeling the effects of four months' of dancing.

:07:25.:07:35.
:07:35.:07:39.

They are digging deep to reach the Nexts up is Chelsee and Pasha.

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It's been a fairytale experience for Chelsee, from the first time

:07:43.:07:47.

she stepped on to the dance floor she's wanted to be a princess. Will

:07:47.:07:52.

she end up as the Queen of the ballroom? Here's what the judges

:07:52.:08:02.
:08:02.:08:07.

Chelsee, what a surprise. Latin, ballroom, everything. What more

:08:07.:08:15.

could you want in the semi-finals. In the beginning I did not expect

:08:15.:08:19.

to see the level of technique that she has shown. Week after week on

:08:19.:08:25.

this show. You are starting to tick all my boxes. Well done. You know

:08:25.:08:31.

when I realised how good she was? This quickstep. First class.

:08:31.:08:38.

ended too soon. She attacks. She comes out, 100%, plenty of welly.

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Go on... I don't like to say go on Chelsee. I say go on West Ham!

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This is a young girl. She has a sentence of rhythm. She comes and

:08:52.:08:57.

does ballroom. Natural lines, posture. She moves her feet

:08:57.:09:01.

beautifully. It takes people years to go through this, continue and

:09:01.:09:08.

never lose the musicalty. You do it beautifully. Chelsee is the

:09:08.:09:12.

revelation. Energy like you cannot believe. She's a firecracker. Look

:09:13.:09:17.

at her go! Chelsee, you're a fire. You keep

:09:17.:09:21.

dancing like that and nobody's going to put you in the corner.

:09:21.:09:25.

Pasha, he has the confidence time and time again to let her start on

:09:25.:09:29.

her own, doing her own thing. My worry is, has she got the

:09:29.:09:35.

confidence to see it through to the final? The final is so close. It's

:09:35.:09:42.

so near, yet so far. The judges have always had

:09:42.:09:45.

brilliant comments, brilliant criticism at the same time. So, for

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me to do well this week, and hopefully not disappoint them and

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to get to the finals, it would be - - mean the absolute world to me.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Dancing the paso doblely Chelsee What about that? You are a

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characterisation. Was that a paso doble? Yeah, paso

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doble. They love you. Thank you.

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All right, Chelsee. They won't stop. Chelsee, tell them to stop.

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You don't want them to stop. Did you enjoy that? Yeah, I absolutely

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loved it. You absolutely loved it. We all loved it. It was wonderful.

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What did you think? Paso- personifyed. That was absolutely

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amazing, fantastic. You are the most incredible dancer. Honestly!

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It's gob-smackingly good. There we are, Len? Full of mood,

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full of attitude. Lovely focus between the two of you. What I love

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about the paso doble when I see it performed properly is the shaping,

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the whip it and wait. Fast in, wait. Move on again. That's what we got.

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Paso doble - it was fantastic. Well done!

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Paso doble it was. Chelsee, you are performing like a true dancer. That

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was so interesting to watch. Full of content. I am a little bit

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speechless. Honestly, honey, I don't think you realise how good

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you are. It was dynamic. You deserve to be in the final. Thank

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you so much. I keep telling you and you never

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believe me! She doesn't. She doesn't believe me.

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Chelsee, look at me. Hot - oh, I could feel the continuous,

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relentless flow of heat, pressure and steam. It was like the build-up

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of a storm in the soreching plain of Spain! The flammingo part - it

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was superb. Fabulous! The paso doble - off you go. Lovely,

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The Pasha doble, the new name. You are finding it easy? He's a good

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looking lad. There's still hope. Do you think you have done enough to

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make the final three? I really, really hope so. It would be a dream

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come through. -- true. I cannot put The first 40 of the competition.

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So far, Chelsee... Well done, you. That is incredible. How does it

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feel? We don't know yet! You're the first. I'm speechless.

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Pasha's been amazing. You've not been bad yourself!

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Write this number down: Call later. If you want to see

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Chelsee run out on to the dance floor in just seven days' time.

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Enjoy it. Next week's final promises to be

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our biggest and best yet. If you have a 3D telly it will be a

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Strictly first for you, you can watch it in 3D. It is being shown

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in select cinemas across the Have you got your 3-D glasses

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Oh, yeah. Our next couple are... Holly Valance and her partner Artem.

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What an eventful time they've had on Strictly. Here's what the judges

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say about them: Good golly Miss Holly. A worthy semi-finalists. But

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can she get to Blackpool? This competition is all about not where

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you start, but where you finish. I tell you your finishing strong.

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It's not how you go, it's how you land. She's got everything you'd

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want in a dancer and you think, this girl is going to be brilliant.

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She hardly does mistakes. The placement is G the lines are good.

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It looks incredible. Then she seems to switch off. Please just let go.

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Don't ab frayed. Baby, you've got it. She's needs to keep the energy

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level up all the way through the dance. You saw more fire in her

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eyes in the foxtrot, especially with the leg kicks. She was doing

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it at the camera I was like "go on girl!" Breath taking, sexy hot.

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Everything I wanted from you. Lake was so risky, special. Lovely.

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What a number, it was terrific. I loved it. It was beautiful. At that

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point in the competition, I thought this girl could keep going from

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strengtodge strength. This, for me, is the dance that shows you're a

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real contender. Artem had an injury. Then she danced with Brendan. She's

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had an up and down journey. Once you get to this level, can you not

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be careful. This is it now. We are aiming towards the title. If she

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wants to be a finalist, she has to maintain the energy. My second

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dance of the flight is the charleston, which is tongue-in-

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cheek fun. The semi is my last chance to show the judge that's we

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really deserve to be in the Blackpool. In a double elimination

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F we give it everything and take a few risks and come out there with

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fire and energy, you never know, we might just make it.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Dancing the charleston, Holly There you go. Holly and Artem, yes!

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OK. Right Len? It was a charleston with a modern twist. When the music

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started I thought, I'm not going to like this. But as it went along, I

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grew to enjoy it. You had great swefls. It could have been a tad

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slicker. Coming into the twists. I would have like today more slick.

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Overall very entertaining. Alesha? It was a modern take on the

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charleston. I loved it. The beginning was cool, DJ Valance was

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brilliant. You're all exhausted at this stage, it's a real fight to

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get to the end. You fought your way throughout that dance. I want to

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commend you for stepping out of your comfort zone. I know that's

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not a style we're used to seeing you in. Good for you.

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I have to praise you really for taking rifpgz. Because really

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sometimes you have to push the boundary to open people's minds. I

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loved the contemporary interpretation. I've never seen

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anything like this before. It had some swing, contemporary, the

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street. The concept of the scratching. The concept was

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brilliant. There were a few moments of hesitation here and there. It's

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hard to mix these things. It was excellent. It's great to see people

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trying new things. And Craig? Well, I guess I've got

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to thank you Artem for taking these humungous risks because if you

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didn't, then we'd all be living in the 50s. I think it's wonderful. I

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loved the idea of a swung charleston. It was brilliant. Was

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it danced well? Sort of. Did I love the idea? Absolutely. It's sort of

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like vegemite, you either love it or hate it. And I love it. Stp.

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You conquered the modern charleston Holly. Do you think you might make

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it through? I wouldn't say I conquered it. But I didn't die at

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end. No. That was the hardest dance I've ever done. It was very

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complicated, but brilliant. It was a lot of fun. I loved that we got

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to do something modern. Out of your comfort zone and you went for St t.

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34 out of 40. They felt the fear and they did it any way. Write down

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this number and call when lines open later, if you think Holly

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deserves a place to dance in next week's grand final. You want a shot

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at it? I'd like to have a go. more semi-final routine to go and

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this promises to be a cracker. Next tonight is Jason Donovan and

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his partner Kristina. APPLAUSE

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Now, as an actor, it's no surprise that Jason has brought drama to

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every single routine he's performed. Here's what the judges say about

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Jason, I tell you what, he can sell it. He's a performer. That's That's

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helped him get to this semi-final. You are a real showman. You were in

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character even before the music started. Jason started really,

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really strong. Three weeks on the spin, he was top of the leaderboard.

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Magnificent routine. Jason Donovan is in cha-cha-cha. He is a natural

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performer. He has got good technique. He puts so much pressure

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on himself, I mustn't go wrong, and when you're doing that, you go

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wrong. That amazing jive. It started brilliantly. You could see

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winding himself up. Then he lost the side flicks, and he was just

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amazing up till then. The rumba... Please don't hate me I got a little

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bored. I wanted to feel that sparkle and chemistry. For a man,

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it's much easier for the girls. can stand there and wiggle about.

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Exactly and look sexy. Oh, I like it when you look sexy. Stop it.

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Such drive, you were back in the zone tonight. His performing is

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fantastic. His facial features are amazing. He railly works the

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expression. Nobody can accuse you of using botox. What he does he

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does well. But he can't keep making mistakes. He has to relax and not

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lose the showmanship if he wants to get to Blackpool.

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We are one step away from that final. Our second dance tonight is

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the Argentine tango. It is full of fire, full of passion. It's has to

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be very powerful and strong. Everybody says I put a lot of

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pressure on myself. I believe in working hard, but I also believe in

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having lots of fun. This week I'm going to go out and have a great

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time. It's the semi-finals. I've got nothing to lose. Let's hope the

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competition is scared. Dancing the Argentine tango, Jason

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE So many standing ovations. That was

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wonderful. Look at them. Look at this reaction.

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Even Alesha. Come on Jason. Jason, let me tell you, it was clean, it

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was sparp. You started so seductive on the stage. And it built and

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built. It was so aggressive. I felt you acted it brilliantly. You owned

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that dance. Sorry Bruce. I'm really excited!

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was going to say, it was your turn to talk any way. Sorry. I haven't

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said this for a few years, I'm in charge. Bruno. Jason, it was like

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watching death by Kristina. A ferocious and relentless attack to

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the senses. It was like a fight to It was wonderful. Don't look all

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round there, it was wonderful. Craig? I'd put that woman on an

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assault charge, darling, after that. Incredible! Lastly, Len? Jason, if

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you're going to do your best dance of the series, what better time

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than the semi-final. Yes! Go on the pair of you. It was superb.

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Wow! What a rousing finale. You owned that dance. Could you have

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done any more to get into the final? I just feel very emotional

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about the whole experience, if the truth be known. Because we've

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worked so hard up until this point. Everyone is very tired. We're going

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out there tonight, doing our absolute best. Whoever makes it to

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the final next week, absolutely deserves it, because this is tough.

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After that, you should be in. The A maximum score. Congratulations.

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We've got another one in the semi- final.

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We've been striving for that all series. Make a note of the number

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if you don't want Jason to miss out on the chance to dance in the grand

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final next weekend. I know you don't want to miss out Jason.

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Remember, you the great British public are the fifth judge. Your

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vote can be difference between your favourite reaching the final or

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going home tomorrow night. That's it! What a finale. All our couples

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have danced their hearts out. Not once, but twice. They can do no

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more. Jason's on the floor. How does the

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The phone lines are now open. The lines close at 8.45pm. Details

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can be found at: To help you decide here is a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 114 seconds

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Wow - what a night. Our famous five tra -- have travelled this far. The

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glitterball beckons. Getting to Blackpool, I would love

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to say I did. It's a nice ring to it. I would like to get to

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Blackpool as badly as anyone left in the competition. It's the

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ultimate Strictly goal. My main obstacle is actually me. I

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still don't believe I can dance. I want to get there so bad. It

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would be such a big achievement. I would feel so proud of myself. I

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would hope that I was making everyone else proud. I will always

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remember my kids' reactions, coming home and them waiting for me on the

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street. I was almost like the local hero. For us it would be a

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completion of a brilliant, brilliant journey. It will not be

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an experience we'll ever have again. I am proud of what I've got so far.

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To be in right now, that's pretty cool actually. People might say

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they are not fussed, but let me tell you now, they are. Everyone

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wants to be in that final. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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All of you. I hope you'll agree, it's been a semi-final with ten

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standing ovations. There can only be three places in the grand final

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next week, which means in the results show sadly two couples'

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dreams of winning the glitterball will disappear.

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That's right. Lines close at 8.45pm. Pick up the phone and dial those

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numbers. Your stars need you to get them into the final. Tess and

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Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final.

The competition is at fever pitch as the five remaining couples kick, spin and chasse their hearts out for one of only three places in the grand final. The pressure is on, as each couple must also perform two dances this week.

Voting lines open at the end of the show. Once the judges' scores have been added to viewer votes, the two lowest scoring couples will sadly have to leave the competition in Sunday night's results show.


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