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It is Monday. Coming up, our up town girl has cha-cha-chaed out of
Strictly. Robin and Brendan are here to tell all. Craig Revel
Horwood will discuss Saturday's performances and things are about
to get competitive. Natalie Lo we is here. This is Strictly Come
This is Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Please welcome your host,
it's Zoe Ball. APPLAUSE
Hello. Welcome to Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. The weekend
was all about stamina, Strictly- style. We saw energetic routines
and huff and puff from the judges. It was ainto Anita's last dance on
the dance floor. I will be chat to go Anita, Brendan and Robin after
this round-up of the weekend's action.
Seductive foxtrot. You owed it, Holly, well done.
Ji I felt you took a major step backwards and I felt it was not
good. Well, executed, great shapes. I
loved, but I want you to be badder. It was cute. It was pleasant. There
was a lot of basic steps there. Overall, you have done a good job.
It was a shaba, it was a samba and there was good content and then you
stick all that content in. That was good.
That was outstanding. I can now reveal that the couple
leaving tonight is Anita and Brendan.
Please we can Anita, Robin and Brendan.
APPLAUSE Oh. Look, you are two boys.
I'm wearing them out at the rate of knots.
Ainto ta, you have loved your -- Anita, you have loved your time in
Strictly. How does it feel to be out now? It feels sad, but I was
kind of prepared. I thought maybe I could have had one more week and it
would have nice to have finished with Rob n, but -- Robin, but I was
red. I wasn't up to the league that people like Harry and Chelsee have
got to. I have taken longer to crank my way up. When they said you
were in the bottom two. Did think, "This is it.". Yes.
Doesn't she look gorgeous tonight? Thank you.
You are going out in style. Bobby, I know you are feeling better now,
but you weren't able to dance on Saturday. How horrible was it for
you to watch from home and then see the elimination? Watching from home
was gut-wrenching, I wanted to be there so badly and to have to sit
there and just watch it, it was heartbreaking to be honest.
It was like a a proper break-up. Brendan and a huge responsibility
on you. Did you feel the pressure on Saturday? I did. I knew what I
was going in for though. We knew it was going to be a tough week to get
through. I felt deeply gutted for Robin not not being there in the
first place and a huge amount of responsibility to help Anita get
through the week so Robin had a job to come back and unfortunately it
didn't work out. I am as about as gutted as I could have been.
You did incredibly well. I am very happy with what we did on
Saturday. I think Anita had a blistering week and she really
danced well. You should be proud of yourselves.
Suzie Online said, "Anita Dobson was wonderful. Such an infectious
smile. A real star." There have been so many messages like that.
Have Have you had a favourite dance, Anita out of the nine you have
done? I think the two of my favourites were the Argentine tango.
I felt like I connected with that and our first waltz. That was so
perfect and so... And it was the beginning of our journey which was
really special. What do you think you will miss
most about the whole Strictly thing? Apart from dancing every day
and learning so much, I'm going to miss the gang. I'm going to miss
being in the make-up room from the girls and hanging out in wardrobe.
Just come and hang out every day! Anita, you have been glorious. I
have I have loved watching you. Here is your your Strictly. The man
you will be dancing is is Robin you will be dancing is is Robin
Windsor. We will keep the L-plates on for a
while! I wish I was a dancer. You are a dancer.
Beautifully acted. I thought that hole routine was
gorgeous. There is lots of... It is great fun
and I'm loving learning it. A spice that raises the heat.
I look like a liquorice Allsort on acid.
You are a man. -- you are a machine m I loved the
characterisation. I thought that was brilliant.
Fun, energetic and entertainment. I would love to see somebody else
at 62 dance with that much energy. I don't have any problems with the
lifts because Bobby is so safe and so strong.
I loved it, but I thought it was sophisticated, it was classy.
I've improved. This tango is a nightmare!
This tango is a nightmare! You're a nightmare.
I never knew you could play so evil. I loved the drama. You were quite
scary out there. This week we're doing the
Charleston. It is the Marx Brothers. Now I see why you are a national
treasure. You are beautiful and you have great spirit.
I'm never going to get there. You are.
We have settled into a nice teacher/pupil relationship where we
can laugh about if. I hate this bit.
Oh sexy mamma, queen of drama, you can tango.
Dancing next Saturday, Anita and Robin.
I'm still here and I get to go to to Wembley so I'm thrilled.
Fabulous. You come out every dance and you
give it 100%. I've played Wembley. I've danced with this fantastic
dancer. It's the jewel in the crown. Robin hurt his foot. I don't know
what I'm going to do. Brendan Cole to the rescue.
Now you're talking. There was no true dynamic to it.
It was a little bit messy in places, but you have done a good job.
The couple leaving tonight is Anita and Brendan.
Anita, you were just a darling. Robin, I'm sorry. I really wanted
to do it for you. Robin, I'm really sorry, I would have loved to have
had another week to dance with you, but you have made it one of the
most beautiful journeys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
APPLAUSE How does it feel, Anita, when you
watch it back like that? What an amazing adventure you have had?
Very emotional. I have got the glitter tissues.
With the bling. You want it had do it because you
wanted to become a dancer. You leave the competition feeling like
a dancer? When I started, every time I tried to turn around, I
would fall over, Robin spent ages teaching me how to spin.
The good thing is your journey together, I use the J word, it is
not over because you are doing the tour together? Yes. Fantastic so
you get to go and do it again and again and again and again.
Every night. Any plans to step in this weekend?
I heard Kristina is not feeling great. Will you be partnering
Jason? I can see it working out! You could still win it, you could!
Thank you, Anita, we have loved having you. We will miss you.
APPLAUSE Tensions were running high on
Saturday as our celebrities had to compete in two dances. Everything
went smoothly on the night, but it a different story backstage?
Come on the swing-a-thon. There is seven of them. The magnificent
seven out there. This is the start of the real pressure.
I woke up every hour. It is more pressure because we're
doing two dances. I'm dreading it. Who needs me? Who needs me this
week? Am I dancing with Robbie. No, it is Jason Donovan! I think that's
your song for this week. Everybody is going through their rehearsals
with the band. Unfortunately, with three hats they
don't fit. We're Waiting for someone from wardrobe to come and
find hats that fit. The routine is structured around
the hats. She is very stressed about it.
I'm more nervous about the swing-a- thon than the dance because all the
couples are on the floor so it will be more competitive and I don't
like that. I will have to shove them out of the way!
There is war on the floor. Brendan and Anita. And Brendan was
trying to keep his steps as small as possible. I don't want an angry
Brendan barking at me! I feel nervous now.
Surely blokes can do their own hair, right? I can understand with girls
they have different hair styles, but a bloke should be able to do
his own hair. Dead cute. Now we have got dressed.
I'm not worried about the swing-a- thon because I have accepted from
an early stage that we will be out soon. With James being a dude, we
can't stay in half a minute, he will be on the floor
hyperventilating! I'm trying to rehearse, but my mind
has gone blank. I must say whatever people at home
think of Craig, he is always honest. He is actually very nice.
Image, darling. Show time. Hoop How long have we
got? About five minutes. Well, I'm ready.
Do this for Robin. It is time to go.
Everybody is in there. We're going to go live.
Now time to catch up with a man with high standards, but low scores.
It is Craig Revel Horwood. APPLAUSE
Darling. Quite an entrance as always,
darling. Elegance, grace.
And what's the other one? Style. That's it. Did you enjoy Saturday's
performances? I did. I very much enjoyed it. I had a really, really
good time as a matter of fact. By the end of the show I was in a
frenzy. My husband was asleep on the sofa. We have just said an
emotional goodbye to ainto ta. Do you think the -- Anita, do you
think the public made the right vote there? We are relying on the
public and I think they make it through informed choices and yes,
in my opinion, I think it was time for Anita to go. Let's face it,
someone has got to be in the bottom two, you know, and there has to be
someone that has to leave and I think she went on a really good
note and she had a fantastic season. I don't think she can complain and
people at home have been loving her as well.
She is greatly loved. Let's talk about Saturday's routines and we
will start with Harry. You were the only judge not to give him a ten.
But before you say anything, I have got a message for you, oh yeah...
would just like to say that I thought Harry did brilliantly well
on Saturday and I think he should have got a ten from Craig.
Many boo, hiss, what is your reason? Explain why Harry didn't
get a ten from you? His left foot and his thumb. I prefer the thumb
down, you know, on the back of the lady's hand and his left foot is
slightly sickled and it is out of shape and wonky.
Is that a physical thing? Is that something he can correct? He needs
to think of keeping that foot in line rather than turning it in and
particularly in the air as well, you know, he needs to make sure his
footwork is lined up. If that had of happened darling, if I noticed
it, it may have been a ten. A it is a shake, isn't it -- it is a shame,
isn't it? Do you think he stand as chance of get ago ten? He is
fantastic and it is just these tiny little details now and of course,
it is going to come toe that, isn't it? -- to that? You know, we want
to see really good dancing in the final and I want it to be fantastic.
You want perfection? Do I, darling. Alex and James, you you thought
Alex's Charleston was a major step back for her. There were gasps of
horror from the audience as you said that. Explain more?
competition is getting tougher and I'm getting tougher and I'm judging
more detail. When you do a Charleston, it is meant to be gofy
and this was just all a little bit in between. It wean going to enough
extreme. For instance, any of the shoulder stuff really needs to be
high and you know, exaggerated. Any time you do a push, you go out for
it. It is meant to look sort of bizarre and extraordinary.
I did see you bit of Charleston on the tour. It is extreme. It nearly
killed me. James, not happy with the scores.
Alesha said perhaps under marked with a six.
James, please, get a life. That's dealt with that. Holly and
Artem, very modern and sexy foxtrot. Did you like the concept? I did and
when I heard the music I was ready to hate it because I thought this
is crazy music to pair with a fax trot and -- foxtrot and it wasn't
your classic scenario and it was growing on me and building and
building and I thought, "Actually this works in this position. I'm
loving this actually.". I love it when you are surprised by your
reaction. I love this. I know what joy is!
Yrp they Why Why were they in the bottom two? It is a lot to do with
the public. If you land anywhere in the middle of that leaderboard, you
have got to be either really bad and you want people to vote or you
have got to be amazing. And she is falling between those two stools at
the moment. I think maybe, some sort of scenario on a VT might help.
She needs to get people voting for her.
. I want those things that you turn up side down and go moo. Robbie and
Ola, you are normally a fan of people flashing their flesh, but
shorts reveal from Robbie and you didn't like it? When one is only
doing it to canvas votes, that's when I get unhappy. What was the
story to that? I liked it. The shirt should have come off as
well and and there should have been a number too toed on him. All All
change or no change. Right, he is taking note. Chelsee
and Pasha, their routine was complicated, but you said she was
missing her A-frame. I know what that is, but to everybody else
that is, but to everybody else watching at home? It is different
to the ballroom tango. The shaping is like this. You lean towards one
another so you are creating a frame like that rather than a V-shaped
frame like that. So she was somewhere sort of split in between
her ballroom look and the proper Argentine tango look. That was the
only real shame and I mentioned as well the invisible line between two
people that you must maintain and that's directional in this
particular dance. When the man decides to move his solar plexus,
the woman has to follow. You have to imagine that invisible line
between yourself and I. I am confused. Every time I lean in
-- every time you lean in, I lean it. It is that incredible power you
have over me. Jason and Kristina, you were willing willing Jason not
to go wrong. He made a tiny mistake. Because of Wembley. A tiny mistake.
You see, this is the torture. You can't afford to make tiny mistake.
What mistake did he make? It was the kicks. It seems to be kicks
getting him. The same happened at Wembley. The kick section, he tried
to kick the foot theafs stand on -- that he was standing on. Do you
think he is haunted by the kicks? told him backstage, I said, "Don't
do anymore kicks, darling because they seem to go wrong.". He got
four nines. He is fantastic. He has has to get up to Harry's standard
and not make any mistakes because we are going to be really picky.
Right, the swing-a-thon as well, how difficult is it to judge when
you have got seven couples. How do you know who to look at at? It is
easy to tell who is the worst and who is the best on one viewing and
if you think that every single ballroom competition is judged in
this way in reality, the judges stand around the dance floor and
they are adjudicating from the standing position when all couples
are dancing together so you can always tell. It is quite easy I
think. If you have got an eye for it, I suppose it is con confusing
to most people. We were having a big con fab up there about who we
thought and Robbie going out first was unanimous.
Was it? Yes. And Harry stole the show? That was
tough because they were equally good. It was just the acrobatic
nature, I think, of his cartwheels and his hand stance that gave him a
little edge on Chelsee. Good luck with movie week on
Saturday. Will we be tempting you out from behind the desk? There is
a lot going on darling this year, it seems.
Always open to offers. Abslaught lie.
Craig Revel Horwood -- absolutely. Craig Revel Horwood.
Names In the past challenges have included taking on a dance machine
and a giant keyboard. Today, we are launching it the It Takes Two Pro
Dance Challenge. The fans have been looking forward to this. You are
the official adjudicator of the challenge. Is it a tough one this
year? It is really tough. You start feeling the burn as a hint at about
15 seconds. And it is harder than you would ever believe.
OK. Shush. Say no more. Stop. Don't speak.
This year, it is faster and harder than ever. Check this out.
Everyone is so excited about this. I'm here to be part of the judging
panel for the Guinness book of World Records of the most moves in
30 seconds. I am going to be joined by Richard who is leading
choreographer to the stars. We have the official world record
adjudicator with us as well. The dancers are gunning for this.
Please welcome our first contenter, Welcome back Natalie.
You look hot. Right, now, welcome back to the show. You came third.
Now, you came third in last year's pro challenge? I did.
Do you think you can do as well this year? I was more prepared for
T last year it was very daunting. This year we had more of a heads up.
I did more practise. How many Botafogos could you do?
knew you could get disqualified if knew you could get disqualified if
it wasn't correct. It was so much fun. It was intense.
You walk into this roomment there was a little dance floor. Cameras,
it was intimidating. Craig was there, Richard was there, the lady
from the Word Record thing was there -- World Record thing was
there. Well, it is time to see how Natalie
did. Are you ready for this? OK, It would be amazing to have my name
as a World Record. Yeah, fingers crossed.
Will the first challenger please come to the floor.
Hello Nat. Hem owe. How are you feeling?
Nervous. You have got do your best. Please
take to the floor. Richard, ready? Very ready.
Adjudicator? Ready. For the record, three, two, one -
Well, done. I thought you did very well.
I am a little out of breath. Bear with me. I think I might have been
too careful with it. I probably could have gone faster. I don't
think I did badly, but I think I could have done better.
I was hyperventilating watch you. I'm I'm sweating looking at that.
After each professional has attempted their botafogoes, their
performances were watched in slow slow motion to verify every one. It
Your botafogoes have been counted Your botafogoes have been counted
and verified and you performed 63. Well done.