Strictly Come Dancing WEEK 5 Review


A lot has happened in the land of Strictly this week,  here is my review on week 5 dances. 

Anastacia and Gorka danced the Quickstep to ‘My Kind of Town’ by Frank Sinatra. Gorka stepped in to train with Anastacia this week because Brendan is ill with a lung infection. (Get Well Soon Brendan)

Gorka and Anastacia did not disappoint. They performed a brilliant quickstep. Anastacia adapted well to her new dancing partner and was so light on her feet and looked stunning . Gorgeous choreography. That was Anastacis’s best dance so far.





Claudia and AJ danced the Samba to ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ by Candi Staton

What a full on performance.There was a lot to think about and keep up the fast pace of the Samba. Great finish. I think Claudia did well. 

Daisy and Aljaz danced the Charleston to ‘Happy Feet’ by Manhattan Rhythm Kings

I just wanted to get up and join Daisy and Aljaz in this A-mazing Charleston. It got the toes tapping at home I’m sure. Aljaz choreography is so imaginative .I just loved the start of it 👐👣. They were in perfect sync throughout the dance.  I can’t wait to see what they do next week.

Danny and Oti  danced the Rumba to the Sam Smith version of ‘How Will I Know’

Phew!! I needed a cold drink after that💓😉 The passion, desire , that hip action …Danny just has to be in the final , each week he get stronger and stronger. 

Ed and Katya  danced the American Smooth to ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’ by Tony Christie

This wasn’t Ed’s best week but it was better than last week . Good lifts apart from the one that went wrong .😯🙈Ed has to be commended for the effort he puts in every week. 


Greg and Natalie danced the Cha Cha to ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

I don’t think this was Greg’s week. He did not look comfortable .I feel he suits the ballroom dances better. But Greg has still a lot more to give and this is a beautiful partnership. Next week I’m sure he will come back stronger. 

Judge Rinder and Oksana  danced the Jive to ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ by The Andrews Sisters

I smiled the entire time throughout this dance . The dance was full of energy and enthusiasm. A full on routine. I just adored the song and that era. I really enjoyed it. We can’t deny this man is a born entertainer.😄


Lesley and Anton  danced the Tango to the Gotan Project version of ‘Whatever Lola Wants’

Mystic Lesley 🔮looked incredible. It was an intense Tango and I feel Lesley may have struggled a bit with all the steps and her posture . But still a good performance. Well done Lesley. 


Louise  and Kevin  danced the Rumba to the Michael Buble version of ‘Always on My Mind’

C’est Magnifique! I truly believe Louise does not realize how good she is really is . She is playing it a bit safe , it’s time to set out of her comfort zone and wow us .We haven’t seen the best from Louise yet. An beautiufl performance. I look forward to their dance next week.


Ore and Joanne  danced the Waltz to the Claudia Streza version of ‘I Will Always Love You’

I will always love this couple. Ore led Joanne around the floor so confidently. His frame was beautiful. A gorgeous performance.


Laura and Giovanni  were to dance the Jive to ‘Reet Petite’ by Jackie Wilson but news broke before the show that Laura would not be dancing this week due to an ankle injury. They received a bye through to next week and the show will continue with a public vote. I really missed Laura and Giovanni on the show this week. 

Please join me in wishing Laura and Brendan a speedy recovery .

Who will go home ??? Find out Sunday 19.15 BBC ONE

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