Last night, we donned as much glitter as is humanly possible (glittery top, eyeshadow, shoes, bag and nail varnish) and headed off to the O2, hoping we wouldn’t get mistaken for the glitterball and to watch the spectacular show that is Strictly Come Dancing Live. Fortunately, the human glitterball that is Steve Backshall was in the audience, so we were safe *wipes sweat off brow* phew!
We took our seats (which were a-may-zing (thanks to my lovely husband)) and waited for the action to start
There were routines for everyone from crowd-pleasing, memorable and entertaining routines like Scott and Joanne’s Samba, Thom and Iveta’s Salsa and Alison and Aljaz’s Charleston to polished performances like Mark and Karen’s Foxtrot, Caroline and Tristan’s American Smooth and Charleston as well as Rachel and Kevin’s gorgeous Tango and Rumba. There were also true moments of perfection like Simon and Kristina’s amazing Argentine Tango (he has most certainly dethroned Ramps as the king of the Argentine Tango.) as well as fab-u-lous group dances like the “Let it Go” routine and the Jackson Medley from Blackpool.
We also got to witness the legendary showdance from Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup, as well Craig’s singing (he has a brilliant singing voice!) and were treated to some classic moments from Len as he joined the judging panel especially for us Londoners.
Zoe Ball was a fantastic, natural compere and host, getting the whole O2 involved in the show and making everyone smile! She did a fab-u-lous job
My young Strictly Fan’s favourite part had to be
Ariel Joanne and Scott’s Crabby Samba, which had her dancing along throughout the show as well as on the way home (and persuading mummy to vote for them several times.)
My husband’s favourite routine was Rachel and Kevin’s Rumba and Tango (I had to remind him to close his mouth as flies were in danger of making him choke 😉
I on the other hand had several favourite routines:
Mark and Karen’s Foxtrot (just LOVE-ly)
Alison and Aljaz’s Cha Cha Cha (one for all us ladies!)
Rachel and Kevin’s Rumba (which made my eyes slightly leaky)
Thom and Iveta’s Salsa (which left me feeling a little flushed!)
Simon and Kristina’s Argentine Tango (goosebump inducingly good!)
Caroline and Tristan’s perfect American Smooth and Charleston (Which were even better seeing in the flesh than on TV)
We also had several favourite moments, including Kevin’s impressions of Vincent Simone (comedy genius,) Simon’s singing for a 10 and Thom’s peck moving to the Strictly theme tune.
Once again, it wasn’t just down to the pros, celebs, judges and hosts to make it a great evening as the band and singers all did an amazing job! They are truly talented and make the show what it is.
We had an amazing night and would definitely give the show a 10/10. Having seen the tour before, this year’s tour was the best ever and has truly got us looking forward to next year’s Strictly tour already.
If you’ve been to see the show, we’d love to hear what you thought of it and would love to hear your favourite moments of the tour. Just tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you. We’ll leave you with some fab-u-lous video footage of our evening: