Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

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What an all star line up for the Strictly Christmas Special.

Ainsley Harriott and Karen Clifton danced a Jive inspired from Home Alone.

It was great to see Ainsley and Karen ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’.

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Gethin Jones and Chloe Hewitt danced a Polar Express themed Quickstep.

It was great to see Chloe paired up with a celebrity for the Christmas special, what a beautiful dancer. Gethin never lost it . A gorgeous performance.

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Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara danced a Charleston to a song from Elf. 

So excited to see Melvin and Janette back together again. A perfect pairing. A cheeky Charleston that suited their personalities . 

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Frankie Bridge and Gorka Marquez danced a Charleston to Let it Go from Frozen.

This dance would warm the coldest heart. Frankie is such a graceful and elegant dancer. A magical performance. They received the last TEN from Len 🔟 So emotional😢

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Pamela Stephenson and Pasha Kovalev danced a Cha Cha to a song from Love Actually.

Pamela jumped in and gave it everything she had. Love Pasha’s choreography. An enjoyable  performance.

❤❤❤

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Denise Lewis and Anton Du Beke danced a Viennese Waltz  to a song from Meet Me In St. Louis.

I just adored this dance from Denise and the king of ballroom Anton. Anton got a TEN from Len and Bruno 🔟🔟 .

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THE STRICTLY COME DANCING CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONS ARE:

It’s all over for another series, but what a series it has been.

Roll on Strictly 2017!

HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A LOVELY CHRISTMAS AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRESENCE HERE ON MY BLOG .

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Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year . Let’s dance with life in a happy and healthy and positive way with style and grace in 2017.

                   

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Strictly Come Dancing Final 2016

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What a way to showcase the fab Three finalists.

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The three finalists danced three dances:

The Couples Choice

Danny and Oti danced the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes. It was even better than the first time they danced it. Danny has evolved into an amazing dancer and showman. 

Ore and Joanne danced the Jive to ‘Runaway Baby’ by Bruno Mars. I thought this was good the first time but it was even better this time. Ore is charismatic and charming. Loved his facial expressions. It was energetic, the kicks and flicks were sharp and precise. He can’t hide his passion for dance. Love it!

Louise and Kevin danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguera’ by Sexteto Mayor. Louise portrayed the character of the dance more tonight and with more confidence. A stunning dancer.

THE JUDGES CHOICE

Danny and Oti danced the Quickstep to ‘I Won’t Dance’ by Fred Astaire

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One of my favorite dances of the series. Danny has been so consistent and strong in both the latin and ballroom dances. Brilliant!

Ore and Joanne danced the American Smooth to ‘Singin’ In The Rain’.

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I didn’t think this dance could improve on the first time but it was A mazing! 

Louise and Kevin danced the Cha Cha to ‘What A feeling’.

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Louise and Kevin’s cha cha was even more fun to watch this time. Louise was much more relaxed yet confident. 

THE STRICTLY SHOWDANCES

Danny and Oti’s Showdance to ‘Set Fire To The Rain’. 

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Danny and Oti’s showdance was a cocktail of Argentine Tango, paso and contemporary dance ,which portrayed Danny’s strictly journey. It was intense, dramatic and passionate. The perfect blend and perfectly in sync. An outstanding performance. Oti’s choreography has been mind blowing this year.

Ore and Joanne’s Showdance to ‘I Got Rhythm’.

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I just adore Joanne’s imaginative 1st class choreography. Ore certainly has got rhythm and performed with such style. It reminded me of the old hollywood films . Joanne must be so proud of Ore , from having no dance experience to 3 flawless performances tonight. Incredible!

Louise and Kevin’s Showdance to ‘One Moment In Time’. And what a moment… It was a privilege to witness Kevin’s amazing choreography which certainly did bring us into the present moment and bring out the best in Louise. A truly beautiful, elegant contemporary dance. 

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After their final three dances the overall score was:

Ore and Joanne 39 40 40 119

Louise and Kevin 38 38 40 116

Danny and Oti 36 40 40 116

It was such a close final as each couple really raised their game but…

THE STRICTLY COME DANCING WINNERS 2016 

✨ Congratulations ✨

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

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The standard was so high this year . Well done to all the couples and the entire strictly team that make the show so amazing. And not forgetting “It Takes Two” team also. Thank you for yet another spectacular Strictly season.

The Class of 2016 perform together for the last time. 

We also bid farewell to head judge Len Goodman. Here are Len’s best bits.

The Strictly Professional Dancers Danced A Magical Dance For Len, it brought us right back to the days of “Come Dancing”.

It was an emotional farewell 😢

Who would you like to see as head judge next year? 

If you are as sad as I am to see the end of another Strictly series😐 Do not despair Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is on Christmas Day @ 18:45 BBC ONE 🎅🎄🎉

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Gethin Jones will be dancing a Polar express themed Quickstep with Chloe Hewitt.

Frankie Bridge will be dancing an American Smooth with Gorka Marquez to Let it Go from Frozen.

Melvin Odoom will be dancing a Charleston with Janette Manrara to a song from Elf.

Pamela Stephenson will be dancing the cha cha with Pasha Kovalev to a Love Actually song.

Ainsley Harriot will be dancing a Jive with Karen Clifton inspired from Home Alone.

Denise Lewis will be dancing with Anton Du beke to be confirmed.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog each week which has allowed me to share my passion and love of dance as well as my other interests.

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Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year . Let’s dance with life in a happy and healthy and positive way with style and grace in 2017.

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Let’s Stay Connected on 

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Until next time 

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 💖 Elle x

Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final

Strictly said goodbye to yet another fabulous couple in the semi-final results show.

Claudia and AJ

Claudia and AJ’s best dance this season was the quickstep, they went out on a high with that fabulous performance. It was so sad to see them leave.

Here is their Strictly Journey

 It’s the STRICTLY COME DANCING FINAL this week

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MEET THE FINALISTS 2016

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HERE IS THEIR STRICTLY JOURNEY SO FAR 

THE FINAL SONGS AND DANCES

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THE FINALISTS WILL BE PERFORMING 3 DANCES

1: A SHOWDANCE

2: THE COUPLES CHOICE

3: THE JUDGES CHOICE 

THESHOWDANCE

Danny and Oti will be dancing a Showdance to ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ by Adele

Ore and Joanne will be dancing a Showdance to ‘I Got Rhythm’ by George and Ira Gershwin

Louise and Kevin will be dancing a Showdance to ‘One Moment In Time’ by Whitney Houston

 THE COUPLES CHOICE

Danny and Oti will be dancing the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes

Ore and Joanne will be dancing the Jive to ‘Runaway Baby’ by Bruno Mars

Louise and Kevin will be dancing the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguera’ by Sexteto Mayor

THE JUDGES CHOICE.

We will have to wait until Saturday Night 6.40pm BBC One to find out.

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ROLL ON THE FINAL 

  Tonight @ 18:40 on BBC1

My Next Blog will be the final review revealing  Strictly Come Dancing Winner 2016 ✨

Who would you like to see lift the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball Trophy?

until then

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Thank you for reading my blogs❤ Elle x

Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final Review

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They danced their hearts out for a place in the Strictly Come Dancing Final 2016. 

Each couple performed two dances in the semi-final.

Danny and Oti

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1st danceSalsa to ‘Vivir Mi’ Vida by Marc Anthony

WOW, once again Danny and Oti smashed it . The choreography was sensational. It had lifts, tricks , those hips and the armography … brilliant. They have to be in the final!

2nd danceAmerican Smooth to ‘Misty Blue’ by Dorothy Moore

This was a truly beautiful romantic dance. It’s like watching two professionals. And the trust Oti has in Danny in the lifts . Another winning performance. Technically and emotionally a class act.

Ore and Joanne 

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1st dance Quickstep to ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet

Ore was so light on his feet. He performed this dance with such strength of character and control. Joanne’s choreography each week just blows me away. She manages to bring out Ore’s personality in each routine. They make each dance a joy to watch each week. 

2nd danceArgentine Tango to ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ by Kylie Minogue

I just can’t get this dance out of my head . An intense dance. It was sharp, clean, precise and the chemistry was electric. A powerful performance. Ore came into this competition with no dance experience and look at him now. A winning combo!

Louise and Kevin

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1st danceTango to ‘Glad All Over’ by the Dave Clark Five

Louise has been really consistent throughtout the competition. This was a full on routine and Louise maintained the fast pace of the dance . Technically Louise never disappoints. A fantastic dancer.

2nd danceSamba to ‘Brazil’ by Thiago Thome

Louise really looked liked she was having fun in this dance . A fun loving performance. 

Claudia and AJ

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1st danceRumba to ‘Bleeding Love’ by Leona Lewis.

Claudia performed this Rumba with tremendous strength and control. It did lack continuous flow but Claudia  created beautiful lines. It wasn’t a passionate rumba but still a  lovely performance.  

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2nd danceQuickstep to ‘When Your Smiling’ by Andy Williams

The whole world was smiling with Claudia and AJ throughout that quickstep. It was fast paced , light, precise and energetic. This suited Claudia perfectly. This is the dance that reveals why they are called the #pocketrockets. Claudia’s best dance. Brilliant!!

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Here is the Strictly Come Dancing semi- final  Leaderboard 

ORE and JOANNE   38   39   77

DANNY and OTI  37  39  76      

LOUISE and KEVIN  37  36  73

CLAUDIA and AJ  35  38  73

Who will go through to the final and who will be sent home ? Find out 

  Strictly Come Dancing Results Show is on Sunday 7:20pm BBC One 

Who is your Strictly Winner 2016?

The excitement is building . 

THE STRICTLY COME DANCING FINAL IS ON 

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2016 @18.40 BBC ONE

I will be tweeting live @welleness8

Thank you for reading this review.

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final

Katya Jones and the Strictly Professional dancers wowed us with this group dance in Musical week.

We said goodbye to Judge Rinder and Oksana in Musicals Week. They were a joy to watch each week and will be sadly missed. 

Here is their Strictly Journey

It’s the week of the Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final .

WEEK TWELVE SONGS AND DANCES 

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The remaining four couples are back in the training room .They will be performing two dances in the semi-final.

Danny and Oti will be dancing 

1st Salsa to ‘Vivir Mi’ Vida by Marc Anthony

2nd American Smooth to ‘Misty Blue’ by Dorothy Moore

Ore and Joanne will be dancing 

1st Quickstep to ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet

2nd Argentine Tango to ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ by Kylie Minogue

Louise and Kevin will be dancing 

1st Samba to ‘Brazil’ by Thiago Thome

2nd Tango to ‘Glad All Over’ by the Dave Clark Five

Claudia and AJ will be dancing 

1st Rumba to ‘Bleeding Love’ by Leona Lewis.

2nd Quickstep to ‘When Your Smiling’ by Andy Williams

Only Three Couples will make it through to the Final .

WHO IS YOUR STRICTLY 2016 WINNER? VOTE HERE

SUPPORT YOUR FAVOURITE COUPLE

All the details below

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final is @18:50 BBC One Saturday 10th December

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THE OFFICIAL PHOTOS OF THE STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL COUPLES

Ainsley Harriot and Karen Clifton

Gethin Jones and Chloe Hewitt

Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara 

Frankie Bridge and Gorka Marquez 

Pamela Stephenson and Pasha Kovakev

Denise Lewis and Anton Du Beke 

See the beautiful photoss here

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WATCH THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY @18:45 BBC One

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