Strictly 2015 – Movie Week Recap

Lights! Camera! Action!

Tonight, Borehamwood turned to Hollywood as our magnificent seven times two, graced the floor with their stellar performances. I decided for one night only *breaks into a dreamgirls song* I’d let my lovely friend Serene take over our twitter feed and blog to review Movie Week. Here are her thoughts on what happened:

I always love a theme week, especially when it’s movie themed. Tonight’s show was no exception! The show opened  with a truly wonderful routine featuring every movie you could possibly imagine. We even mistook Helen George for Marilyn Monroe, the likeness was uncanny! In our opinion this routine not only deserved an oscar but a Strictly 10 and a glitterball.

The costumes were epic and the music as ever truly brilliant. Both deserved Oscars in our opinion.

First up on the dancefloor were Carol and Pasha. We always look forward to Pasha’s quicksteps and this was no exception. He played to Carol’s strengths and it was a great routine to “wash that man right out of my hair!” We know this was directed at Craig and hoped that this would give them higher scores. Carol looked really confident and in our opinion it deserved a Strictly 6. Our judges awarded them 17/40, with Bruno saying it was like she was stepping on cold sand (she was by the seaside so we treated this as a compliment!)

Next up were Anthony and Oti with their Rocky-inspired Paso Doble. We really feel for Anthony, especially with his shoulder injury and think he’s doing a wonderful job. It was a dramatic dance which we gave a Strictly 8. Our judges awarded them 19/40. We’re sure the judges were taking their grumpy pills tonight!

Katie and Anton then took to the floor to show us their Pretty Woman inspired Cha Cha Cha. Katie looked the part and once again the costumes (as always were truly brilliant.) The Cha Cha Cha is a notoriously hard dance to sell and we thought she did a fantastic job. Anton as ever was a true gent when the judges commented on the lack of content in the routine. In our opinion they deserved a Strictly 8. Our judges gave them 20/40.

We were then wowed by Kellie and Kevin (Skywalker’s) Charleston. The Star Wars theme was brilliantly choreographed into the whole routine and everything about this dance was just perfect! We loved it and it deserved a Strictly 10. Our judges gave them 32/40!

I apologise if I get excited for the next bit, but next up were Ainsley and Natalie with their p-p-p-penguin inspired Cha Cha Cha. Those of you who know me, will know I love penguins! I love the joy on Ainsley’s face, it is just infectious and he got into the character of a penguin p-p-p-perfectly. Technically it wasn’t perfect, but it sure was entertaining. From us we thought they deserved a 9. The judges awarded them 20/40. We thought they deserved a much higher score, especially with the effort they went to with the costumes and characterisation.

Georgia and Giovanni then wowed us with a very impressive Rumba. If you didn’t cry there must have been something wrong with you, because it was emotional, powerful and smoking. From us they deserved a Strictly 9. Our judges awarded them 27/40!

Helen and Aljaz (who looks like Kevin in glasses) then wowed us with their foxtrot. Helen was Marilyn Monroe and Aljaz was Clark Gable (not Clark Kent.) The whole dance was beautiful, elegant and effortless. It was like taking a step back in time to the 1940s. It oozed glamour and in our opinion it deserved Strictly 10s. Our judges awarded them 32/40.

Next up were Daniel and Kristina with their grease-inspired Cha Cha Cha. We learnt that Daniel had become a T-bird and loved a good cuppa during rehearsals. The routine was entertaining and he was trying his hardest, howeverthe judges were super grumpy. We thought it deserved a Strictly 7. Bruno’s evil laugh made us think he’s going to audition for panto villain next year!

If there’s one moment that’s our favourite ever Disney moment, it’s the Lady and Tramp spaghetti scene, and our next couple performed just that, dressed up as Lady and Tramp. Kirsty and Brendan’s American Smooth was full of glamour and just adorable to watch. We know that the nation’s pups will be voting in their millions for this couple and in our opinion they deserved a Strictly 9 for the spaghetti moment alone. Our judges awarded them a respectable 23/40.


Next up were Peter and Janette with their Parrot called Craig and their Pirates of the Caribbean inspired Paso Doble. It was a routine full of drama and passion which showed of Peter’s skill as a natural showman. We gave them a Strictly 10. Our judges awarded them 28/40!

Jamelia and Tristan (aka Charlie!) then took to the floor with their Salsa. We have to say, even though Jamelia looked like she was wearing a dressing gown and Tristan his PJs, the routine had great rhythm and Jamelia looked like she was having the time of her life. In our opinion she deserved a Strictly 8. Our judges gave them 25/40.

Jeremy and Karen then surprised us and the judges with a Genius of a Charleston. It showed off Jeremy’s natural Showmanship and the dancing was brilliant. We only wished Jeremy had a rabbit and a kitten under his top hat, however for us they deserved a Strictly 8. We were concerned for Karen who was eating popcorn really quickly. Warning: Don’t try this at home! Our judges gave them their best score, 24/40.

Gleb and Flavia Anita then took to the floor with their Ghost inspired American Smooth. It was beautiful, romantic and tender. We loved it and gave her a Strictly 9. Our judges likened her to a rampant crab *reminds herself of Scott and Joanne’s Samba!*

Jay and Aliona saved the best till last with their Pulp-Fiction inspired Jive which we’re sure Quentin Tarantino would be proud of. We watched intently and loved the routine awarding it a Strictly 10. Our judges gave him the highest score of the night and the very first 10. They were awarded a well-deserved 37/40. It was truly brilliant and so full of technique we were impressed!

That ended tonight’s show. Comment below to let us know who were your favourites or tweet @scd_support. We look forward to hearing from you.

Serene 🐧

Thank you Serene for reviewing tonight’s show. I’ll be back tomorrow from 7pm tweeting along with the results show as it happens. I hope you can join me then.

Cassie 🙂


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