Episode 33 Strictly - It Takes Two


Episode 33

Zoe Ball is joined by more Strictly couples. Ian Waite casts his eye over their training footage to provide a lowdown on how they're progressing with their new routines.


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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Hello and welcome to It Takes Two!

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It's Wednesday, and boy,

do we have a show lined up for you.

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Don't believe me?

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Well, take a look at who's

in the green room tonight!

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They're cheeky, charming and can

certainly cha cha cha.

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It's Alexandra and Gorka!

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And is that a kilt I spy?

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We love a man that keeps his word -

it's Joe and Katya!

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What a treat!

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Plus we have royalty

in the building.

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The Queen of Latin,

Shirley Ballas, joins us later!

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But before all that,

I think we need a warm-up.

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I wonder who can help us out?

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Ian's back everyone!

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Hello, gorgeous man.

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Dramatic events at the weekend.

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The competition is really starting

to heat up now, isn't it?

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It is.

Does this mean you are going

to be very strict?

I am going to

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inspect every little heel turn and

every ball. Watch out!

The wand is

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out already.

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Let's start with Debbie and

Giovanni, they smashed their tango.

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Top of the leaderboard

three weeks in a row.

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Can they make it four

with their salsa?

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I don't know, it is looking pretty

good, a lot of fancy armography, you

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have to have good contact with the

hands to do this and maintain it.

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The only place I would say she needs

to work on, she does lovely feet and

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hands, but I would say that she

needs to work on this area.

Hips.

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She has got to be loose in the hip

area each way it is like the figure

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eight all the time, squeeze those

sides.

I can't do that!

To have the

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whole salsa package she has to have

that.

She has got to loosen up!

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Moving onto Darverd and Nadiya,

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Moving onto Darverd

and Nadiya, their bum lift.

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It is quite simple! Seriously? I

weigh a tonne!

I did my rotator cuff

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once and I had never been the same

since.

I've heard that before! But

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they were brilliant at the weekend.

And the Charleston.

Finally

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producing that dance we were

expecting. This will be another full

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on Charleston and we have seen quite

a few. At the moment on Tuesday it

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is slightly behind her, everything

has to be in line with each other.

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As I spotted here...

He has gone in

and she has gone out! It could be

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deliberate?

Trust you! But the side

by side positions in Charleston are

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very exposing if you are not in tune

and doing the same. They had to do

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that.

Loving that she is smiling.

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Susan and Kevin made a massive

improvement with their jive.

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11 points higher

than the week before.

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Do you think their

tango will top it?

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I don't know about that. What a very

shiny floor! Then been wearing socks

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all week! There is a slight bobbing

up and down with her flicks. And

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also the arms going up and down, you

got to keep that still come down in

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the Lakes. There was this area

here... -- in the legs.

It is the

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issues again.

I will do a little

demonstration.

Tango, my favourite.

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Side, close, side, close.

I think I

pulled something.

And again. Hold

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the position. That wasn't what I was

doing to talk about, it was this

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half, she has to get her knees in

and inside edge of the toe, that was

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good. And when we go off we do a

lovely he'll lead.

Not easy in these

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boots.

Unfortunately she missed a

lot of that. Early stages. Only

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Tuesday.

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Finally, Jonnie and Oti turned it

on with their salsa.

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But are they doing it

for you with their foxtrot?

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He is rotating very well as you can

see. It is nice and smooth and he is

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releasing his toes on this reverse

wave which is very good. I have

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noticed here, I am going to go with

a few arrows. As you can see, he has

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got better at putting his bottom

under because with the foxtrot there

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is a lot of drive going on and he

has got the glutes for it.

It's all

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muscle!

It's getting much better.

There is a slight, with his elbow,

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slightly behind his back and I would

like to see them a bit more forward

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like that because here he is losing

hurts sometimes and there is a bit

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of a gap.

Don't lose Oti!

And when

he gets his elbows forward he could

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get the elbow is a bit more down.

We

get very strict at this point.

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We'll be covering

the rest of our couples

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in round two tomorrow.

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Until then, give it up for Ian!

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APPLAUSE

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Right, time now to meet my next

guests, and I don't know about you,

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but their Charleston certainly

had me dancing to the

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beat of their drum.

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DRUMMING.

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I loved it, I thought it was

brilliant.

Doing these steps in

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opposite and keeping it in sync is

so difficult. Great job.

Your timing

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was immaculate, that was a great

Charleston.

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Go cuckoo for Joe

and Katya, everyone!

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Before we start, give us

a twirl in that kilt!

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APPLAUSE

I love that move!

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You look so handsome! What a treat.

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You can thank me later, viewers.

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It was such a joyous dance. So

incredible. How much did you love

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it?

We really love it, get a bit

scared because it was going so well,

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but this week is more challenging.

We will get onto that! But you put

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more than a smile on Craig's face.

He gave you a nine.

And that was

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amazing, nine from Craig is like 20!

We were really pleased. The thing

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about the songs you kept singing

Alexandra's...

It is a Ragtime band.

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We bow down, the choreography was

exceptional and you through so many

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steps in there.

We did the basic

Charleston and we thought why not

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throw in a turn and another and we

did the funky arms and I thought

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that was still not enough! Lets put

20 others into the whole routine!

It

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must have taken you weeks. They were

sown in sync.

And I thought that if

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he did not do well I could grab one

of them?

The lifts were exquisite,

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we called them spectacular. How

scary was it to practice?

It is more

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scary for her because she had to

trust me but she did from the

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beginning. I was like, I can't do

that because it's dangerous. But you

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do them precisely and the stages and

hopefully they go well.

You have to

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take it in stages. I'm a bit

reckless like that and throw myself

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into it!

We all remember what

happened with Ed Balls! You were

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having the time of your life. The

height you get to...

Sometimes you

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would overdo it and I went all the

way behind!

You are laughing at

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that, anybody else would be scared!

So much love on the line, an

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interesting one from Jenin Henderson

who wrote, Joe, didn't think the

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Charleston would be his dance, shows

what I know! Good to group people

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wrong.

Absolutely, that is the

beauty of the Internet! We would

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have never heard from them.

Quite a

lot of opinions this week! When did

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you realise this was your dance?

I

hoped it would be from the beginning

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because it is the one you put in to

do when you're 12 years old.

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Misspent youth! But you can throw

your energy into it. I was looking

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forward to it and I'm sad we can't

do it every week.

You never know!

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Maybe you could do it again. And you

push him so hard. He rises to the

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challenge every week and you have

got used to each other now?

I think

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you're used to me being quite pushy.

Yeah!

That's OK, but my theory is

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that more is not enough. People say

less is more, I'm like, what?!

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Practice makes...

Progress.

We need

these on T-shirts and mugs! Let's

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talk about this week. The rumba.

I

love it!

Why do we have to do it? I

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take some comfort in the fact that

everybody find it difficult and it

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certainly is. It's getting slightly

easier the more we do it. Today we

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had a mini break through and I was

thinking, if you act it it makes it

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slightly easier because it is

connected to some and not just you

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doing this.

This funny stuff.

But

it's getting there and we still have

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tomorrow.

And also, you have this...

MUSIC: 'One' by Mary J Blige & U2.

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Our floor manager was losing it

singing along to this!

It's one of

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the best songs ever written.

You can

act through it, surely?

Absolutely,

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it helps if you like the song

because you're listening to it 500

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times!

And for the rest of time

every time you hear it...

There are

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certain songs I never want to hear

again!

For me it is Part-time Lover.

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Totally! It is so exposing, both for

the male dancer and the female, how

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do you tackle that?

It is not being

afraid of it. I think it would look

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a lot more awkward, if you know you

have to show that maybe to get here,

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but do it in a sort of stiff way or

reserved way, that would look more

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awkward for people to watch. You

want them to be with you in that

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moment and feel that we are in this

together or she has left me. It is

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more awkward if you don't commit to

it 100%.

And don't believe it.

I

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love like you are telling yourself

that like little notes, commit to

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it! But your talents never end, we

caught you in the training room...

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# There's just too much that time

cannot raise

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# When you cried I wipe away all

your tears

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# When you scream I'd fight away all

your fears

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# And I held your hand through all

of these years #.

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CHEERING

You are playing the piano and

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singing!

Anything that distracts

from dancing! It gives me a little

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break for five minutes. That is

quite embarrassing, I did not know

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you filmed that!

That is what we are

here to do. Good luck with the

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rumba, go get it, you can do it. Joe

and Katya.

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Now fact fans might be interested

to know the cha-cha-cha is the most

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performed dance ever in Strictly

history - 169 times to be precise.

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But how can we master it at home?

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It's time to get a wiggle

on and learn from Queen of Latin

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herself in my first Dance Card

of the series!

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Please welcome Shirley Ballas!

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APPLAUSE

Lovely to see you.

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A lot of people were in shock to see

Aston go at the weekend.

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Can you explain why

you saved Mollie and AJ?

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Because it is an awful decision to

have to make to send anybody home

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but you have to judge on that

particular dance in front of you,

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not past or future performances, but

right there and then. I urge

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everybody at home, you have to vote.

Look at Ruth, she got a fall, but

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she didn't go in the bottom two.

You

will be teaching us the Cha Cha Cha?

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You have to be able to move quickly,

change from foot to foot and then

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you can keep up with the music that

is very fast.

Alexandra demonstrated

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this beautifully.

Beautiful straight

leg, nice curve in her body, she had

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the hips going, she had it going.

That is what we are aiming for. Wait

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until you see us do it. When did you

first learn best dance?

I was seven

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years old at the church hall. I

first heard the music Amat was the

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very first dance I learn.

We have a

photograph of you then. That is your

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friend, Irene, still friends.

Dress

with the brown trim and I wanted it

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and I was sulking because I thought

her dress was prettier than mine.

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You have beautiful eye make-up

there.

This is what I wore for my

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first Cha Cha Cha. Where did the

dance come from?

It is a combination

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of Cuban ballroom and American

swing. It is known as the mambo.

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When the English dance teachers

visited Cuba in 1952 they introduced

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the triple step that differentiate

the Cha Cha Cha from the Ron Barr.

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Another theory is it resembles the

sound of loose sandals slapping the

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floor as the Cuban ladies danced the

steps. Where do we start?

I want you

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all to stand up, close your feed.

Introduce the past you, get it in a

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vertical straight line. Put the

weight on your right foot and free

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up your left. Take a sidestep onto

your left foot and transfer the

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weight. Backstabber on to your right

foot, now we will Cha Cha Cha to the

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right. Three steps. Step forward,

replace your weight. We are going to

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Cha Cha Cha. Then we will get some

body motion going. Back on the

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right.

What is Cuban body movement?

Throw your hip over. Step forward,

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keep your legs straight. Look at

that.

One more time.

Cha Cha Cha.

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Come on, girlfriend.

If we put it

together, it is all very well doing

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it at that speed.

It is three steps,

Cha Cha Cha in any direction.

What

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is a chassis again?

Three steps in

any direction. Three steps. But the

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weight on your right foot step. Wait

for the music. Cha Cha Cha...

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Forward. Cha Cha Cha back. Back, Cha

Cha Cha, Cha Cha Cha.

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APPLAUSE

That is why this lady is known as

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the Queen of Latin.

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I think I'm going to

need a lie down after

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that!

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Hopefully Darverd & Nadiya

and Mollie and AJ have

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more stamina than I do.

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Let's have a look at their training.

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Charleston is fun, fast, it intends.

Has to be nice and up all the time,

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very tiring.

A lot of kicks and

jumps.

Swivel, swivel, swivel.

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Everywhere I go, I am swivelling.

It

is very important he crosses his

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feet.

A lot of crossing the ankles.

A lot of information in my head.

I

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just hope he can get the steps.

AJ

loves the paso doble eat and he is

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in that strict mood.

This is the

quickest I have ever moved.

It is

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quite fast and quite focused than

always something going on.

You have

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got to build up the tension and

march across the floor. We are on a

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mission.

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Right, time now to

meet my final guests.

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It wasn't just the music

in them on Saturday

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night, they had

the Cha, Cha, Cha too!

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'Turn it out' for lady

in red, Alexandra and

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Gorka the Corka!

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You put the cheeky in Cha Cha Cha.

You are outstanding. It was flirty,

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you were so confident and it paid

off.

It was the best Cha Cha Cha

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this season so far.

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Who are those two, I would like to

meet them. Congratulations, your

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joint highest score. We could tell

you loved it. Your reaction, when

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you found out the scores was

brilliant.

Just the fact we had gone

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on first, I was petrified. When we

had done the run early in the day, I

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had stopped and froze. Looked at

Gorka. I didn't know what was going

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on. The band and Gorka,

professional, carried on but I stood

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there and freaked out. That is why I

was so proud and happy, the moment

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the scores came in, I didn't expect

it. I jumped the joys. I am still

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living on that high.

There is a

moment you get out there and you

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freeze, at least it wasn't on the

live show.

That is what Gorka said

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to me.

It is best if it happens on

the dressed run and the rehearsals

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because then you are aware it can

happen. It made her think a little

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bit of every step she was taking.

Just let my energy take over.

You

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worked it brilliantly. We must

mention the turnout.

Something else

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to work on. He said, it was good. I

was so confused.

I was looking at

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your feet, it is so hard, but well

done.

It is really hard. We didn't

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have a lot of time last week to

learn there's Cha Cha Cha, I was so

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nervous on the technique and half an

hour before we went live, I stood

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with a mirror and for half an hour

went through my technique

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religiously. It was a little bit

intense. I was putting so much

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pressure on myself, but I want to do

you proud. We worked so hard.

It is

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paying off. Shirley said it was

outstanding, she was raving about

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you. She said she was like a

professional bouncer. Why did this

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done suit Alexandra so much?

It is

very fast, change of energy and

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rhythm. She has rhythm in herself

and then there is the central dance.

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I was surprised, on the first day I

said we will do the Cha Cha Cha and

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we will do Cha Cha Cha walking. And

she said, OK. And I thought, that is

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going to be very good. It is very

hard. She was working very hard,

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focused on her legs. Please do so,

take your time, she was doing it

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perfectly in the mirror.

I have

never heard you talk so much.

I can

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talk all day.

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Well Joanne the Cat Lady

particularly loved

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it on social media, she wrote...

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"Alexandra Burke is officially

the Dancing Queen.

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Brilliant cha, cha, cha -

and a great start to the show.

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Why not a ten Craig?"

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Yes, why not ten, Craig?

We never

walk out expecting great results. It

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is a matter of taking each day as it

comes in trying our best to have fun

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on this journey. If we get great

scores, it is the icing on the cake.

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I go on the stage and just see

Gorka. It is all about him. I

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literally, all I want to do is have

fun, go out there because I love to

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perform. Loving these new dances and

having the best time. The scores is

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the icing on the cake if it is good.

Every week, I want to have nine from

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Craig and we will make it through

every week.

It was a bittersweet

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weekend because you lost the other

half of team 45, Aston and Janette.

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I heard you had a really big cry?

How is it to see that happen?

I was

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shocked, I didn't expect it to

happen for a second, I thought Aston

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was going to win the show. I have

been friends with him for years.

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Redefine that, not win.

He is

amazing and everyone knows how close

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we are. I just hope they are both OK

because they are both incredible

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together and she worked so hard with

him.

They did take it graciously as

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well. In the words of Yazz, the only

way is up. The Argentine tango for

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these two this week. Let's listen to

your music, which is amazing.

Teach

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me, teach me. Do the leg thing.

It

is all of that.

Is the dance going

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to be as saucy as the music?

It is

intense. It is probably the most

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intense one we will do and the

hardest and the most challenging one

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we have done so far. Literally we

will be here. It is going to be

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intense. Looking forward to it.

Do

you need to practice that, Gorka?

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Pretty close. Good luck with that

this weekend. Alexandra and Gorka.

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APPLAUSE

I have had a nice night tonight.

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That's all we have time for tonight.

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We'll be back here tomorrow

at 6:30 getting all the

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gossip from Susan &

Kevin and Darverd

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and Nadiya.

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Plus Ian Waite is back with another

warm-up and Vicky Gill will be

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letting us have a

rummage through her

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Strictly draws!

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Ivy's just been sick.

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What do you mean, sick?

She vomited on me.

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