Strictly Come Dancing – Blackpool Week Review

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 What an Sensational Opening Number , that took us right back to the 1930’s & 40’s . Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Inspired.

Here is how the celebrities were feeling about dancing in Blackpool

 CLAUDIA AND AJ DANCED THE JIVE TO ‘HEY MICKEY’ BY TONY BASIL

A jam packed jive full of kicks, flicks, spins and sensational lifts. A brilliant routine with a fun element.  Shake your pom poms for Claudia and AJ. 

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DANNY AND OTI DANCED THE  CHARLESTON TO ‘PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ’ BY GREGORY PORTER

Danny and Oti could have walked right off a stage in broadway with this performance. Danny really got the character of the dance. It was like watching two professionals.  Now that’s what I call Showbiz !!!

ED AND KATYA DANCED THE JIVE TO ‘GREAT BALLS OF FIRE’ BY JERRY LEE LEWIS

Goodness Gracious Ed balls of fire! Loved Ed’s quiff and teal suit. His timing was very good. He is progressing each week. This man is to be admired and Katya’s amazing choreography brings out the best in Ed. Ed ball’s rocked Blackpool .

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GREG AND NATALIE DANCED THE QUICKSTEP TO ‘HAND JIVE’ BY SHA NA NA 

You were born to Quickstep Greg Rutherford. Your best dance yet. Loved the song. His frame was very good.  It was a fun, energetic dance and Greg really looked like he was enjoying it. Natalie’s creative choreography never disappoints. 

JUDGE RINDER AND OKSANA DANCED THE SALSA TO ‘SPICE UP YOUR LIFE’ BY THE SPICE GIRLS

I don’t know about you but this certainly spiced up my Saturday night. The energy, passion and those hips. A Spicy Salsa! 

LOUISE AND KEVIN DANCED THE PASO DOBLE TO ‘EXPLOSIVE’ BY BOND

The costumes were amazing . Louise and Kevin exploded onto our screens with a fiery, passionate paso. A confident, strong and powerful performance. Louise is going from strength to strength. 

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ORE AND JOANNE DANCED THE VIENNESE WALTZ TO ‘THAT’S LIFE’ BY FRANK

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What a spectacular evening of dance and entertainment. Let us not forget the amazing pro dancers that performed with and in each couples dance. They were all amazing .

Here’s how the Strictly Scoreboard looked after Blackpool 

DANNY & OTI        40

ORE & JOANNE       38

LOUISE & KEVIN    38

CLAUDIA & AJ         36

JUDGE RINDER & OKSANA   33

GREG & NATALIE         32   

ED & KATYA                23

Strictly Come Dancing Results Show is on Sunday 7.15pm BBC One

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THE STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL LINE UP HAS BEEN REVEALED

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 

WATCH THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY 2016 

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Strictly Come Dancing – Blackpool Week

What a beautiful pro group dance in week 8

The Love Story of Basil and Madge

 We said goodbye to Daisy and Aljaz in week 8. Daisy lit up the dancefloor each week with her beautifull smile and her natural dance ability and will be dearly missed. 

Here is their Strictly Journey

IT’S WEEK NINE – BLACKPOOL WEEK

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The remaining seven couples are back in the training room. Here are the

BLACKPOOL WEEK SONGS AND DANCES

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 Claudia and AJ will be dancing the Jive to ‘Hey Mickey’ by Tony Basil

Danny and Oti will be dancing the  Charleston to ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ by Gregory Porter

Ed and Katya will be dancing the Jive to ‘Great Balls of Fire’ by Jerry Lee Lewis

Greg and Natalie will be dancing the Quickstep to ‘Hand Jive ‘ Sha Na Na 

Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the Salsa to ‘Spice Up Your Life’ by the Spice Girls 

Louise and Kevin will be dancing the Paso Doble to ‘Explosive’ by Bond

Ore and Joanne will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to ‘That’s Life ‘ by Frank Sinatra

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE? VOTE HERE

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The Blackpool Group Dance Rehearsals

This will get you in the mood for Blackpool Group dance 2015

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Strictly Results Show Sunday BBC One 19.15

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 8 Review

The eight couples performed for their chance to dance in the Tower Ballroom in  Blackpool next week. 

Claudia and Aj danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘Breakaway’ by Kelly Clarkson

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What a beautiful and graceful Viennese Waltz. They are adorable to watch. The musicality and choreography was heart stirring. A beautiful love story. 

Daisy and Aljaz danced the Salsa to ‘Groove is in the heart’ by Deee-Lite

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They were in the groove tonight . It was another full on routine . The lifts were great. Loved the retro 70’s theme. I don’t think it was Daisy’s best dance but Daisy is still an excellent dancer .

Danny and Oti danced the Argentine Tango to ‘I heard it through the grapevine’ by  Marvin Gaye

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Honey Honey I know… I would not be letting Danny go anywhere after that Argentine Tango. The chemistry between Oti and Danny was electrifying. The routine was clean and precise.  This couple have to be in Blackpool but more importantly in the FINAL!!!

Ed and Katya danced the Salsa to ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy

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Katya’s choreography never disappoints each week, it just gets better. So imaginative. The lifts were just as terifying to watch as the last time . It was full of energy and surprising moments. The audience absolutely loved it. But has Ed abd Katya done enough to secure their place in Blackpool ? I do believe so 😀

Greg and Natalie danced the Paso Doble to ‘Tamacun’ by Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Loved the Spanish theme of this dance with Natalie as the flamenco dancer. Greg was so much more confident  this week. He really got into the character of the dance and  put everything into it. He had the shaping. A powerful paso!

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Foxtrot to ‘You make me feel so young’ by Harry Connick Jr

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You make me feel so full of joy , when I watch you Judge Rinder. It is easy to see how much dancing means to him and what it would mean to dance in Blackpool. His timing was good . He glided effortlessly accross the floor with such style . A great performance. 

Louise and Kevin danced the American Smooth  to ‘Big Spender’ by Shirley Bassey

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I would watch this again and again. It had glitz and glamour, what Strictly is all about. Louise looked in her element throughout this dance. It brought out her sassy side . A brilliant performance . A real show stopper!

Ore and Joanne danced the Rumba to ‘Ordinary People’ by John Legend

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Such a sensual dance from Ore and Joanne. It was performed with so much tenderness .  Ore’s timing was perfect in such a technically difficult dance. His arms were gorgeous. Ore is a beautiful dancer and a beautiful dance. Almost brought me to tears. 

Here’s how the leader board looks after week 8

  1. DANNY AND OTI 38
  2. LOUISE AND KEVIN 37
  3. CLAUDIA AND AJ 36
  4. ORE AND JOANNE 35
  5. JUDGE RINDER AND OKSANA 33
  6. DAISY AND ALJAZ 31
  7. GREG AND NATALIE 31
  8. ED AND KATYA 25

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THE STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL LINE UP HAS BEEN REVEALED

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 

WATCH THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY 2016 

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 7 Review

The Strictly Celebs are at the Halfway Point…

Claudia and AJ danced the Paso Doble to ‘Shut Up And Dance’ by Walk The Moon

A powerful Paso from the #pocketrockets Claudia and AJ. Claudia’s shaping was very good. Having such a strong core is Claudia’s secret weapon. It really is the foundation for all the dances.

Daisy and Aljaz danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘Daisy Bell’ by Harry Dacre

A dreamy Viennese Waltz from Daisy and Aljaz. The song was high-spirited. Loved the little quirks  Aljaz puts into the choreography. Just delightful.

Danny and Oti danced the Jive to ‘Long Tall Sally’ by Little Richard

Did you have some fun watching Danny and Oti’s Jive, I know I did. His  kicks and flicks were sharp.  It had plenty of bounce action. A jam packed Jive.  Danny Mac is Back!!! Woo Hoo 😀

Ed and Katya danced the Quickstep to ‘Help!’ by The Beatles

 Ed frame while travelling across the dancefloor in hold with Katya during the Quickstep was impressive. He was light on his feet.  Each week he comes out and performs with real enthusiasm for the dance. Katya selects choreography that allows Ed’s personality to shine. Ed has improved.

Greg and Natalie danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘You Don’t Own Me’ by Grace

Greg looks much more comfortable doing ballroom. The choreography was incredible. The chemistry was captivating between Greg an Natalie. He really owned this dance. 

Judge Rinder and Oksana will be dancing the Quickstep to the Chantz Powell version of ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’ (If it ain’t got that swing)

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got Judge Rinder and Oksana in Strictly next week . They are such a joy to watch and it obvious to see that Robert has fallen in love with dancing. It was a fast and full on quickstep . Judge Rinder still managed to smile . Loved it!

 

Laura and Giovanni danced the Samba to ‘Bamboleo’ by The Gipsy Kings

Louise and Kevin danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Tanguero’ by  Sexteto Mayo

The passion and intensity throughout the dance. Louise really did well with the ganchos. This was the first night I felt a connection between  Kevin and Louise, which you really need for this dance. Kevin’s choreography was amazing.

Ore and Joanne danced the Salsa to ‘Turn The Beat Around’ by Vicky Sue Robinson 

 Ore was on the beat and had everyone on their feet for this dance. The lifts were great. It was full of energy and vitality. Loved the armography and the shimmy’s . Ore’s timing was excellent and oozes charisma. A sensational Salsa!

Who do you think will be sent home this week?

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 6 Review

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THE STRICTLY COME DANCING SET DESIGN, HAIR & MAKE UP TEAM, COSTUME DEPARTMENT AND THE SCD BAND , PROFESSIONAL DANCERS EXCELLED THEMSELVES THIS WEEK.

The Strictly Halloween Group Dance was to ‘You Spin Me Round’ by Dead or Alive. 

A Pete Burns Tribute. 

 

 

  • Clauia and AJ danced the American Smooth to ‘Black Magic’ by Little Mix

Claudia was more like a little fairy than a witch in this dance , absolutely gorgeous. The lifts were faBOOlous. The spins were spellbindng. Brilliant footwork. It was Magic!

 

  • Daisy and Aljaz danced the Paso Doble to Santa Esmeralda version of ‘Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’

The hair and makeup team did an amazing job . Daisy and Aljaz looked captivating. Daisy looked ravishing in red. It was a passionate and dramatic paso. Another excellent performance.

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  • Ed and Katya danced the Cha Cha to the Hansel Martinez version of ‘Love Potion No. 9’

This dance was the highlight if the night for me. Ed played the role of the mad scientist in this chilling cha cha. It was much better than last week. Ed’s timing was great. I need some of that ‘Love Potion’ , if this is what it does to you. 😉Katya makes every performance fun and exciting to watch . That body rub …😂

Ed’s best dance. Well done!!👏

 

  • Anastacia and Brendan danced the Jive to ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ by Meat Loaf

It was great to see Brendan back this week . It was a fun and energetic dance. Anastacia looked amazing. The kicks and flicks needed more work. A bit flat footed. Not as good as last week but still a nice dance. Well done Anastacia.

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  • Greg and Natalie danced the Rumba to ‘Bring Me To Life’ by Evanescence

That almost brought me to tears. Natalie choreographed a beautifully haunting rumba. The intensity  and emotion. Greg danced much better this week. They created some beautiful lines. A gorgeous couple. A beautiful dance.

 

  • Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Paso Doble to ‘Born This Way’ by Lady Gaa

Their make up and costumes were staggeringly beautiful. Oksana looked like the most picturesque butterfly. Judge Rinder , you were born to dazzle! A powerful paso.

 

  • Laura and Giovanni danced the Tango to ‘Paint It Black’ by The Rolling Stones

So pleased to see Laura back .  Their was more of a connection between Laura and Giovanni, which made them dance/ perform even better.  This dance certainly excited the senses. It was a tantalizing tango. Laura’s topline was incredible. Her best dance. 

Welcome back Laura!

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  • Louise and Kevin danced the Charleston to the Emeli Sande version of ‘Crazy In Love’

This dancing duo were without question in it to win it tonight. Louise really came out of her shell in this dance. They were in sync throughout the dance. I was a full on routine. They looked like they were having so much fun. A comic book charleston! Kevin is a wiz kid in the ballroom with his creative choreography. 

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  • Ore and Joanne danced the Charleston to the Bow Wow Wow version of ‘I Want Candy’

Their hair and make up and costumes were unbelievable.  It was a cheeky charleston. Sweet as sugar candy. 🍭Loved the routine.  Ore has tremendous stamina and is a fantastic dancer. It wasn’t ore’s best dance but he made up for it in entertainment value. 

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Danny and Oti danced the foxtrot to ‘Take Me To Church’ by Hozier.

 It was such an intricate routine. Which I feel Danny struggled with a little. The foxtrot is not an easy dance .There were a couple of mistakes. Danny is still a first class dancer and performer. It was such a shame it went wrong. I just adore Oti’s imaginative choreography each week . 

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This is how the Strictly Scoreboard looked after Halloween Week

CLAUDIA & AJ  36

LAURA & GIOVANNI  36

LOUISE & KEVIN  35

DAISY & ALJAZ   33

JUDGE RINDER & OKSANA  32

ORE & JOANNE  32

DANNY & OTI  30 

GREG & NATALIE 26

ED & KATYA  26

ANASTACIA & BRENDAN  25

 I would love to read your thoughts on this week’s performances . Who do you think will go home this week ? 

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Strictly Week Four Review

Already we can see it’s going to be an explosive final if week four was anything to go by. The TEN paddle boards made an appearance already, three times no less.

Anastacia and Brendan danced the Rumba to ‘The Way We Were’ by Barbara Streisand

Anastacia looked amazing . It was a romantic and sensual Rumba. Anastacia really feels the music when she dances. It was hard dancing the first Rumba of the series but a lovely performance. 

Claudia and AJ danced the Foxtrot to ‘I Really Like You’ by Carly Ray Jepsen

Claudia looked pretty in pink. Claudia kept her topline throughout the dance. Her heel turns were good. For a small couple they moved well across the dance floor. I am really enjoying this partnership.

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Daisy and Aljaz danced the Rumba to ‘Careless Whisper’ by George Michael

There was nothing careless about that dance. A ravishing Rumba. 

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

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 One word WOW!! This guy can do no wrong . Danny is an all round sensational dancer/performer. Oti’s choreography is just amazing. She really knows how to bring out the best in Danny. It was like watching two professional dancers. I can’t wait for next week, to see what they pull out of the bag. 

Ed and Katya  danced the Paso Doble to ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler 

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I feel Ed struggled a bit tonight with this dance. There was a lot to think about. Ed still gave it his all . Entertaining as always. Well done Ed. 

Greg and Natalie  danced the Salsa to ‘Wrapped By ‘ by Olly Murs

Greg and Natalie’s Salsa was full of energy, full of confidence.The lifts were great. Greg’s hip action and shimmies were impressive. 

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Viennese Waltz to ‘Boom Bang a Bang’ by Lulu

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Come closer, come closer and listen…It brought me back to the days of watching ‘Heidi’. Judge Rinder really surprised me tonight. Robert’s footwork and overall dancing was very good. Craig said, ‘There’s a delicious dancer hidden underneath all that’. I have to agree with Craig .

Laura and Giovanni danced the Quickstep to ‘Ballroom Blitz’ by The Sweet

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Despite being in the bottom two last week. Laura came back fighting this week. She kept her topline throughout the  dance, even though it was fast paced. Her footwork was neat but needs a bit more work.. I really like Laura doing ballroom.

Lesley and Anton danced the Charleston to ‘Won’t You Charleston With Me’ from The Boyfriend

Yet another great performance from this wonder woman. It was a cheeky charleston. Lesley looked gorgeous in green. Lesley and Anton really looked like they had a ball . A joy to watch . 

Louise and Kevin danced the Foxtrot to ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ by Amy Winehouse

Louise was a lady in red tonight. Loved the 60’s theme. The Foxtrot is not an easy dance. Louise footwork was excellent. They were beautiful to watch . 

Naga and Pasha danced the Charleston to ‘Minnie The Mermaid’ by Firehouse Five Plus Two

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I feel this was Naga’s best dance so far. Naga was full of confidence and really looked like she was enjoying the dance .  It was full of fun. Well done Naga. You are coming out of your shell 😉

Ore and Joanne danced the Jive to ‘Runaway Baby’ by Bruno Mars

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They won’t be running anywhere after that show stopping Jive .The kicks and flicks and Ore’s energy was off the chart. Amazing choreography once again from Joanne. Len said, ‘Move over Jay’. A fantastic partnership. They have raised the bar tonight. 

 

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Strictly Week Three Review

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WHAT AN INCREDIBLE OPENING DANCE FOR

MOVIE WEEK

 From the amazing professional dancers, choreographer to the SCD band , the set design, costumes, hair and makeup and the entire Strictly team . Thank you for an amazing show.

A Blockbuster!!

Tameka and Gorka danced the Tango to ‘The Heat Is On’ from Beverly Hills Cop. 

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The heat was on for Tameka and Gorka’s Tango . Tameka is so focused when she dances. Her posture still needs a little work but overall a good performance. 

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

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Joanne and Ore made my night performing this dance one of my favorite movies. Ore was really impressive , how he took on the character and style of Gene Kelly. He used the umbrella prob very well throughout the dance. Joanne was like she just stepped off the set of the movie, an amazing dancer and choreographer. It was quite emotional to watch.

Louise and Kevin danced the Cha Cha to ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’ from Flashdance

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What a feeling watching Louise and Kevin perform this cha cha. Louise looked fantastic and much more confident this week and it was evident she was loving every moment of the dance.It brought you right back to the 80’s. Louise is technically a brilliant dancer . Loved Kevin’s choreography. Feeling great after that 😀

Anastacia and Brendan danced the Viennese Waltz  to ‘A Thousand Years’ to The Twiligh

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Anastacia and Brendan’s Viennese Waltz brought out a softer side of Anastacia we had not seen previously. Anastacia looked beautifully serene .Their dance was elegant and romantic. 

Pasha and Naga danced the Tango to ‘Theme from Mission Impossible’ from Mission Impossible

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Naga looked amazing in the catsuit and really suited the role. Loved the drama of the Tango. It was dark and mysterious. There were a few mistakes. I feel Naga needs to be a bit more confident she has the potential to be great but she needs to believe in herself more. It was like she was holding back a little. Len said : Best dance so far. 

Daisy and Aljaz danced the Viennese Waltz to  ‘A Spoonful Of Sugar’ from Mary Poppins

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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…if you were feeling unwell they would lift your spirit. Daisy is so light on her feet and her footwork was so neat. Their dance was upbeat and fun. It was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Lesley and Anton danced the Quickstep to ‘A Couple Of Swells’ from Easter Parade

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Lesley and Anton really looked the part. Lesley is such a fun, fit and energetic lady. I really was astounded at how Lesley kept up to Anton’s full on routine but she did and impressively so. Well done Lesley!

Ed and Katya danced the Samba to ‘Cuban Pete’

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Ed balls brings an element of surprise each week . Katya has really brought out Ed’s fun side in the dances. He is certainly having a ball. He may have lacked a bit in the footwork department but he made up for it with his enthusiasm for the dance. That’s Entertainment!!

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Greg and Natalie danced the American Smooth to ‘Everything I do (I Do It For You)’ from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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Greg and Natalie looked like they stepped off the set of Robin Hood. I just love to watch them in ballroom , they are a perfect fit . Their dance really told a story. The lifts were beautiful . A powerful performance. 

Danny and Oti danced the Paso Doble to ‘The Train / El Sombrero Blanco from The Mask of Zorro

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Oh my, The Mask! The Cape! The Passion!

Danny really led Oti around the floor like a true professional. Danny is so confident, he holds nothing back . Oti’s choreography is amazing. Danny really knows how to make an entrance and put on a strong performance.

Phew!! It might take me the week to get over this one  😉

Claudia and AJ danced the Charleston to ‘You Give A Little Love’ from Bugsy Malone

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I do believe this was Claudia’s night and the charleston her best dance. The swivels and lifts were brilliant. It was fast paced and energetic which suited Claudia perfectly. They certainly are the #pocketrockets. Full of fun and fantastic dancing. 

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Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Charleston to ‘Meet The Flintstones’ from The Flintstones

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Judge Rinder is just so much fun to watch. Oksana completely trusts Judge Rinder with the lifts and they get on so well together .Well Judge Rinder and Oksana had a Yabba Dabba Do Time. It was a fabulous entertaining performance. Loved it!!

Will and Karen danced the Salsa to ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire

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Loved the Bollywood theme for Will and Karen’s dance. The lifts were great. It was a real feel good performance.The choreography was so imaginative, loved it.  It made you just want to get up and join in . 

Laura and Giovanni danced the Salsa to ‘Rhythm Of The Night’ from Moulin Rouge

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Laura walked out a very different character this week.  She became a Sassy Sultry red haired Salsa dancer. Laura unleashed her inner diva and performed like a real showgirl. 

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Strictly 2016 Week 2 Review

Each Year Strictly Keeps Getting Better and Better.

The standard gets higher and higher. The professionals pull out all the stops with their celeb partners and bring out the best in them. The entire Strictly team know how to put on a show. 

Aljaz escorting the beautiful Tess down the Strictly stairs. Tess looked picture perfect in pink.

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Up first Ore and Joanne danced a cha cha to the song Hot Stuff . They were on fire. Joanne has really brought out the more expressive side of Ore this week , his confidence is really growing as he performs but he still needs to work on his hip action .An improvement on last week. Love this pairing , it just works.

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Claudia and AJ danced a waltz to “You light up my life”. It was a romantic dance. Claudia has beautiful arms and hands. Claudia would have a strong core from being a gymnast which is a great advantage where strength and balance are needed. They certainly lit up the Strictly ballroom. Beautiful!!

Will and Karen danced a Jive to ” Rock around the clock”. Loved their 1950’s look. That style of dance really suited Will, he looked at ease .Will for me is a natural dancer and his  timing was good. Love Karen imaginative themes and routines. Overall a good performance.

Lesley and Anton performed a cheeky cha cha to ” Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps”. Lesley looked amazing! Lesley really got into character for this dance. She put everything into  it. I feel Lesley is enjoying every moment of  dancing with Anton and the entire strictly experience as much as we are enjoying watching her. Well done Lesley.

 

Natalie and Greg performed a Tango to “Jump”. Greg jumped full force into this dance and held nothing back. I have to agree with the judges , Greg’s bottom has a tendency to stick a bit. Loved the dramatic ending. 

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Tameka and Gorka danced a Charleston to “Yes Sir that’s my baby”. This lady just gets better and better . Tameka comes across as fearless, fiesty and is here to have fun. They certainly looked like they were having fun .There was one little slip up and Tameka recovered and carried on like a true professional . It was so entertaining to watch. 

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Tameka’s love for dancing and  performing really showed in this dance. Can’t wait to see what they do next week.

 

Laura and Giovanni danced a Waltz to “If I Ain’t Got You”. Their topline was exquisite. I commented last week that I thought that the ballroom dances would suit Laura. It was graceful and elegant with a beautiful oversway. Laura appeared emotional after the dance , which showed she really connected to the meaning of the dance etc 

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Melvin and Janette  performed a Tango  to “Moving on Up”. Melvin has improved  since last week and appears really dedicated. His posture still needs to be worked on and footwork . The timing was good. 

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Louise and Kevin danced a Viennese Waltz to ” Hallelujah”. It was graceful and elegant. Louise really feels the music when she dances. A moving performance . I just adore Kevin’s choreography.

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Anastacia and Brendan performed a Salsa to “Play that Sax”. I could see the restraint in Anastacia’s face as the dance went on. She wanted to perform to her best ability but due to an injury she sustained earlier , it prevented her from doing so . Well done Anastacia. Come back next week better than ever  😉 

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Ed and Katya performed a Charleston to “The banjo’s back in town”. Who knew you had it in you Ed. Katya has brought out a side of Ed that brought delight to the Strictly ballroom . Ed was in sync with Katya throughout the dance. His timing was spot on. Dancing is meant to be fun . It was n absolute joy to watch . Loved it!!! 

Naga and Pasha danced a cha cha to ” Fool in Love”. Love Naga’s look, the hair was fab on her. She glittered in gold. I feel Naga was a bit reserved for this dance. Needed more hip action. Naga is a beautiful dancer, just more comfortable in ballroom. Looking forward to their dance next week. 

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Robert (Judge Rinder) and Oksana performed an American Smooth to ” Marvin Gaye”. I commented last week that Oksana may have to tame Robert for ballroom …obviously not!! 😀 Judge Rinder is just so entertaining and that’s just his face . Love that face! Oksana put a lot of trust in Robert with the lifts and luckily it paid off.

Daisy and Aljaz danced a cha cha to ” Forget You”. We won’t forget that cha cha . It was fun, flirty, full of sass. Loved the 1950’s diner theme. Daisy appears to be good at both ballroom and latin dances. A beautiful dancer. 

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Danny and Oti performed a Viennese Waltz . Danny is a natural dancer and  great at both ballroom and latin. His posture was excellent. They glided gracefully across the floor. It was a dramatic performance.  Oti has turned Danny into a real showman. 

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Well that’s a wrap and what a show and it’s only week two. 

Who do you think will be in the dreaded vote off ??

Find Out TONIGHT on BBC ONE 7.15PM

Thank you for reading my review . 

Until next time

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 Elle x

STRICTLY WEEK 1 PART I Wild Surprises

Well  that was anything but a quiet Friday night in…

What a way to start the weekend with Strictly part I.

In case you missed it , here are the best bits. Strictly is back with a bang!

Tess and Claudia looked beautiful as always and could not hide their excitement to be back on our screens.

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I am still recovering from Judge Rinder’s charismatic Cha Cha . “You put the boy in flamboyant” said head judge Len Goodman.”If entertainment’s a crime, you’re guilty”! The latin dances will really bring out his wild side but Oskana might have to tame him for the ballroom . A joy to watch!

No punishment for Judge Rinder after that first dance.

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Laura and Giovanni opened the show with a cheeky cha cha. It’s not easy being the first to dance but Laura took it all in her stride and sparkled like Venus the Goddess of Love . Technically there is room for improvement  but lets not forget it is only week one . The ballroom dances might suit Laura better. Looking forward to seeing them next week.

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This was Laura’s reaction after the her first dance. Well done Laura and Giovanni.

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I just loved Naga and Pasha’s waltz. They are gorgeous together. So graceful and elegant. Their topline was exquisite. So much potential. The ones to watch.

Pasha was very happy with Naga’s performance.

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Lesley and Anton danced a beautiful waltz. What an inspirational lady. Anton guided Lesley around the strictly dance floor like a true gentleman that he is. Lesley’s footwork was very good. 

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Surreal was the only way Lesley could describe  dancing live on strictly.

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Ore and Joanne are a match made in heaven. They had drive, passion, focus and Ore shows a lot of potential. A great partnership.

Ore was one happy chappy after his first dance.

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Natalie and Greg were A mazing!!! I know it is only the first week but you heard it here first ” I predict they will be in the final”!!

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STRICTLY PART II is back TONIGHT 6.30PM BBC ONE.

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❤ Elle x