Strictly Come Dancing Musical Week Review

 

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Oh! what a night, we experienced dances inspired by the Musicals that totally exceeded our wildest imagination and 

What an Opening Number…

Well done Anton Du Beke and the entire Strictly team.

The fabulous Five couples danced for a place in the Semi-Final.

Danny and Oti danced a Tango to ‘One Night Only’ from Dreamgirls.

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One night only is all we can handle of Danny Mac’s intensity, passion, drive …the list goes on 😉  It was a dramatic Tango. Danny has such presence. and oozes charisma. Loved the solo section. The choreography was brilliant. Oti looked amazing as always. Will Danny and Oti get their dream and be in the semi-final. 

Ore and Joanne Danced a Foxtrot to ‘Pure Imagination’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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They transported us to a world of pure imagination. Ore played the character of Willy Wonka perfectly. His floor craft was good. He led  Joanne confidently throughout the dance.  A magical performance. A beautiful elegant foxtrot. 

 

Louise and Kevin danced a Quickstep to ‘The Deadwood Stage’ from Calamity Jane

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Yeehaw! Louise has evolved into an amazing dancer but more importantly a real showgirl. Her footwork was great. Loved the routine and Kevin’s choreography was brilliant. 

Claudia and Aj danced a Salsa to ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ from The Lion King

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The make up and costumes were amazing tonight. Claudia was super confident dancing the Salsa. She really took on the character of the dance. It was a high energy performance. It was fun, precise with lifts and tricks. A sensational sassy Salsa. 

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced a Samba to ‘Oh! What A Night’ from Jersey Boys

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Oh! What a night! The entertaining Judge Rinder was back and it was great to see. Oksana looked  beautiful  in red.  It was full of energy. Judge Rinder has such an enthusiasm for dance. It was a little flat footed but those hips. Always a joy to watch.Well done Judge Rinder .

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We got to see a 2nd Group Dance from the Strictly Professional Dancers ❤ 

Well done to the BBC Strictly team. A 1st class entertainment show, showcasing amazing talent like we have never seen before.

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 10 Review

It’s week 10 and what an emotional journey for the Strictly Couples it has been.

Claudia and Aj danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Cry Me A River’ by Justin Timberlake

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Claudia came out confident, self assured and showed off her prowess from the moment the music began. Her balance, control and  strength in the lifts was outstanding.  She really played the character well. They really have grown  from strength to strength each week as a team. 

Danny and  Oti danced the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes

I must admit I got distracted by Danny’s chest too 😉 But back to the dancing 😀 It was a full on sexy Samba with a trubal vibe. The music and the choreography was incredible. Danny was born to dance and luckily we get to see him perform with an amazing partner this year on Strictly. That hip action …They deserved their score of  40!!!

Ed and Katya danced the Tango to ‘I Can’t Get No’ Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones

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Ed Balls was picture perfect as a male model for his photo shoot. His pout was on point. Loved the rose between the teeth, perfect for Tango. I just adore Katya’s imaginative routines. His topline needs improving. He needs to close his thumb when it is placed on Katya’s back in hold. It was a bit stompy.Not his best dance but Ed comes out each week and gives it a go. Well done Ed.

Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Rumba to ‘Lean On Me’ by Bill Withers

I loved the concept of the dance. Oksana and Judge Rinder have a beautiful partnership. I don’t think it was Judge Rinder’s best dance but still a lovely performance. Judge Rider is loving every moment on Strictly and it shows when he performs. Well done. 

Louise and Kevin danced the Waltz to ‘At This Moment’ by Michael Buble

Kevin Clifton manages to almost bring me to tears with his breathtaking choreography. The dance was executed with such finesse. Louise is technically an amazing dancer. A romantic, graceful and  elegant performance. Aesthetically a beautiful couple to watch.

Ore and Joanne danced the Paso Doble to ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ by Lorde

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Ore and Joanne could rule the world with this powerful Paso. It was such a unique and original approach to a paso. Joanne is a genius with her choreography. Ore played the character very well , his lines were clean and sharp. A powerful performance. 

Then the 6 couples danced in the 

The CHA CHA Challenge

The judges gave

LOUISE AND KEVIN 1st

DANNY AND OTI   2nd

ORE AND JOANNE  3rd

CLAUDIA AND AJ   4th

JUDGE RINDER AND OKSANA 5th

ED AND KATYA     6th

When all the couples were on the dance floor at the same time , it was easier to see who really stands out at this stage of the competition.

THE STRICTLY SCOREBOARD AFTER WEEK TEN

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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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This was like watching a professional showdance. Ore has really evolved over the weeks. I just adore Joanne’s choreography each week. A Beautiful and mesmerizing performance with an unforgettable fleckerl. 2016-11-19-20.34.52.jpg.jpg

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

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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 

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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

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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 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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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 

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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!

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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

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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.


 It was MY KIND OF DANCE! 👍

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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. 

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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.😄

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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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