Strictly 2017 – Strictly GIF, Caption, Outfit and Picture of the Week

It’s Tuesday, and although that means another 4 more sleeps until we get to watch Strictly on our screens again, it doesn’t stop us reliving some of our favourite moments from the weekend.

Last weekend was Movie Week, which meant we grabbed as much Popcorn as humanly possible (Karen, Bella has saved some especially for you as she knows how much you love it) and sat down to watch Strictly.

It was a wonderful show but here are 4 visual highlights for you all:

GIF of the Week:

This moment comes from the most adorable dance of them all this weekend. It was a challenging move which Aston pulled off – must have been that Troll Magic:

Our #Strictly GIF of the week is this adorable moment from “The Trolls” #TeamMnM who got us in a spin with this move.

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Outfit of the Week:

She may not have wowed the judges, but her outfit wowed us at home. Ruth looked stunning, and to quote my 7 year old “Like a sparkly Christmas tree!” We would totally wear this outfit to a Christmas party!

Picture of the week:

This picture captures one of those Strictly moments of perfection. Alexandra flew into the air like a butterfly. She always looks so poised and her performances have to-date been really polished. We can’t wait to see her jive this week.


Caption of the week:

Our caption of the week comes from @SuzanneMayes on Twitter:



We’re back tomorrow to reveal our predictions ahead of week 4 of #Strictly 2017. You’re in for a treat! 

Cassie 🙂 

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Strictly 2017 – A Tale As Old As Time – Farewell Team Beauty and the Priest

Once upon a time, the wonderful Reverend Richard Coles and Dianne Buswell were paired together by the magical Strictly casting team. They became known as Team Beauty and the Priest and would have a short but sweet journey on the Strictly floor.

Their friendship shone through in each dance and their tweets made us smile week after week. They entertained us with dances which were truly unique and which made us cheer and support them from home.

Ther Cha Cha Cha was charming, their American Smooth/Australian Rough was endearing and their Paso Doble pure genius. We’re slightly disappointed we’ll never get to see Richard dance on the Strictly floor again, but we’d love to see a dance-off between him and Ed Balls *plans something on her blog*

Strictly will never be the same without you Revvo and Reddo! You will be sorely missed. Here are your best bits:


We’d love this post to become a tribute to Richard and Dianne. Comment below or tweet @scd_support to send your messages of support for them before Thursday at 8pm and we’ll make sure they see your comments! 

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – Princess Bella reviews Strictly Movie Week 2017

Last night, I put my feet up, ahead of a big challenge today (running the Royal Parks Half Marathon) and let my 7 year old take over our twitter feed, for one night only! Here’s what she thought of the show in her own words:

Hello Everyone, Bella here. Mummy’s let me tweet about all things Strictly this week for you. She’s going to be running tomorrow. It’ll be just like running whilst watching a Strictly show.

Tonight’s Strictly was Movie Week and it was possibly the best Movie Week ever! 

The show began with a tribute to La La Land. I loved it more than my unicorn, and that says a lot. It took us all around the Strictly Studios on Planet Strictly and really made me smile.

First to take to the floor this week were Simon and Karen. They were dancing a Toy Story inspired quickstep. I loved their costumes and the dance really made me smile. Simon did really well. The judges said he was a little bit wobbly, but he was being an Astronaut Buzz Lightyear, and Astronauts aren’t really used to walking or running around on the ground, so I thought he did really well. The judges awarded him 19/40. I thought he deserved at least a 6. I think he’ll go to infinity and beyond and onto the Glitterball!

Next up were Ruth and Anton with their Rumba. Mummy doesn’t normally let me watch Rumbas, but she let me watch this one. Ruth had some Strictly Magic because her hair grew really long and her dress made her look like a beautiful sparkly Christmas Tree. She looked really pretty and beautiful, but the judges were really mean to her. They told her she was frozen. Frozen is one of Disney’s  best films so I don’t think it was a real insult. They awarded her 15/40. I thought she deserved at least 20/40 for the dress alone.

Mollie and AJ then danced their American Smooth. I love the Sound of Music and loved this dance. The lifts were beautiful and even though Mollie looked like she’d gone baking before she started dancing, it was really good. I loved it, Shirley loved it and even my mummy loved it (it made her cry happy tears.) The judges gave them 30/40.

It was then the turn of Richard and Dianne to perform their Paso Doble to the theme from Flash Gordon. I was slightly upset they didn’t perform a Beauty and the Beast inspired dance (as their team name is Beauty and the Priest.) Richard had to be grumpy, but he is like a teddybear. Daddy said he should be like a grizzly bear! I liked the dance because Richard tried his hardest and looked like he was having a lot of fun! The judges were really mean to him, and Craig gave him a 2! He got a score of 14/40.

Debbie and Giovanni then took to the floor with a quickstep which really made us smile. It was just like an Old Hollywood movie and was super fast and lots of fun. Craig told them off for breaking the 10 second rule. I have no idea what that is, but think it might have something to do with eating food that’s fallen on the floor. Someone must have told Craig off for dropping his pop corn and told him not to eat it. That was why he was grumpy. They got a score of 29/40 in total. 

We then went to the Land of Oz for Brian and Amy’s American Smooth. Brian was a scarecrow and acted the part of the scarecrow really well. The dance bits were really good. It scared my baby sister, but I loved the dance. He got a score of 22/40 from the judges too!

Gemma and Aljaz then performed a Jungle Book themed Charleston. I loved their outfits and I think Aljaz had a baby bear in his tummy. The dance was really awesome and they looked like they had a lot of fun. The judges gave them 31/40 and I think Aljaz deserved an Ice Cream for dancing in a bear costume.

Charlotte and Brendan were next to take to the floor with their Tango. I loved Charlotte’s hair and the dance looked really good. The judges didn’t agree, and Brendan was a little bit naughty, talking back to  the judges. He needs to be careful, because Santa might not bring him any presents. We thought they deserved 25/40. The judges gave them 17/40.

Indiana Jonnie and Oti then performed a Paso Doble. I loved the choreography and when I grow up, I want to dance one of Oti’s dances because they are awesome. They went to the Natural History Museum where Ed Balls lookalike Ray Mears made Jonnie tough! It worked and he got a score of 26/40.

It was then time for THE moment of the night… from Susan and Kevin. They danced a Wonder Woman inspired Samba. It was a sassypants super Samba which made me smile. It looked a lot of fun and I thought they should have got 40/40. The judges gave them 20/40.

The next dance brought snow to the Strictly ballroom, which made the Strictly Judges a lot happier. Joe and Katya performed a magical Ciennese Waltz to a song from Doctor Zhivago. I’m not sure who he is but mummy tried to explain the story to me and It sounded really long and confusing. I thought they should have got a 10. The judges gave them 32/40.

Aston and Janette proved that all good things come in small packages as they performed a Trolls-inspired Cha Cha Cha. Janette was Poppy (the best troll ever!) and the dance was awesome and full of glitter and sparkle. I loved it and thought it should have got 10s. The judges awarded them 35/40

It was then the turn of Alexandra and Gorka to dance a My Fair Lady inspired American Smooth. It was really lovely and Gorka proved he is really Prince Charming by letting Alex sit in his wheelbarrow at the end. I loved the dance and it made me feel like I was on a cloud full of unicorns. The judges awarded them 33/40.

The final couple of the night were Davood and Nadiya, who performed a Saturday Night Fever inspired Samba. Mummy said it had too much disco and not enough Samba. I thought it was funny and couldn’t stop giggling during the dance. I don’t know why! The judges weren’t too impressed by the dance and gave them 25/40.

That ended Bella’s review for tonight. She’s very excited as tomorrow night there’ll be a Disney themed pro dance!

If you didn’t see it earlier on twitter, you can vote for your favourite Movie Week 2017 dance in this poll below:

Get voting people!

Bella will be back tonight from 7pm tweeting along with the results show. She hopes you can join her then!

Cassie 🙂 


Anton and the Glitterball – A Story By Bella (aged 7 1/2)

Earlier this week, Bella was asked by her teacher to write a story about something Strictly related at school. She got really excited and decided to write a short story about what happened when the glitterball fell into Anton’s hands. She wanted to share it with you all, so here is Bella’s story about Anton and the Glitterball!

Once upon a time, on a sparkly planet called Planet Strictly, there was a professional dancer called Anton. Anton had lived on Planet Strictly for a very very long time. He loved living there, but wanted one thing. He had come close to touching it but had never got to keep it in the whole of his time there. It was the Glitterball. It sparkled and shone and looked really pretty. 

One day before a Strictly live show, Anton saw the Glitterball briefly. He thought to himself “I wonder how I can get to touch it!” He sneaked into the secret Glitterball room where it was stored and found it was everything he thought it would be and even more. There were sparkly lights everywhere, glitter and more importantly the Glitterball. 

For once, Anton was able to touch the Glitterball. He held it with both his hands and cuddled it like a teddybear. He thought “I’ll just borrow it for a few hours, nobody will notice!”

The next day, Anton was late. He hurried to the studio (forgetting the glitterball!) He spied Kevin Clifton who told him that Len had called a meeting.

At the meeting Len told all the dancers “The Glitterball has disappeared. It was here yesterday but it has gone. If you’ve seen the Glitterball, let me know, because Strictly cannot go on TV without the Glitterball.”

All the dancers were worried. Kevin started a search party with Giovanni and Aljaz and Betty was taken too to help sniff out the Glitterball. The glitterball was nowhere to be found.

Anton hid away from Len and the other dancers. He felt really bad that he had forgotten the Glitterball, but he loved looking after it. He’d come so close but had never been lucky enough to keep it. 

The dancers really needed some help to find the glitterball, when along came Susan, dressed as Wonder Woman! She had magical superhero powers ready for her performance that night. She predicted the Glitterball wasn’t too far, but was not in the studios.

The dancers went off on a hunt. They went around the town, to the station, to the dance studios, to the shops and to the school. The smell of glitter got stronger and stronger with every step they took. They tiptoed through the library looking for it, but it was not to be found there. Then they reached somewhere where the scent was even stronger. Betty barked. When they looked up, they realised, they were at Anton’s house! 

“Why would Anton ever steal a glitterball?” Asked Giovanni. 

“I guess he just wanted to see what it would feel like to win!” Said Kevin.

The found the glitterball and used their magical dancer powers to pull it out of the house. They then took it back to the studios. Everyone was relieved. They could now dance on Strictly.

Anton was given a punishment of a score of no more than 2 from Craig Revel Horwood every week. The low scores didn’t put the people at home off voting for him, as he ended up winning that series and finally taking the Glitterball home!

The End!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I think that story from Bella is truly awesome! Mummy awards you a Glitterball Boo!

What did you think of Bella’s story. Comment down below to tell us  what you thought.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – A Movie Week Premiere! 🎬💃🏻🎬

It’s that time of the week again! Time for us to reveal our predictions ahead of this weekend’s Strictly Movie Marathon. It looks set to be a wonderful show. *Crosses fingers there are some hints to La-La-Land on the show*

On Tuesday night, we heard the dances all of the couples will be performing this weekend. Every week this year we’re adding to our Strictly Spotify Playlist. Here’s a link:

Here’s what we predict will happen this weekend:

Alexandra and Gorka perform the American Smooth to Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady

Our leaderboard topper is set to perform a loverly dance. We’re slightly disappointed she’s not performing something from the Bodyguard/Sister Act, but we’re sure this will be a beautiful dance. After last week’s Paso Doble, it’ll be great to see Alexandra perform a softer dance. We predict 9s and possibly our first 10 of the series.

Aston and Janette will Cha Cha to Can’t Stop The Feeling from Trolls

*Imagines the production team deciding this one “I know, they’re little, let’s give them something from Trolls!”* We’re sure this will be a sparkly crowd-pleaser of a Cha Cha and will make us feel all warm and fuzzy. My 7 year old is hoping that Janette will be Poppy because she’s the best Troll of them all! We predict 9s from the judges.

Brian and Amy dance the American Smooth to If I Only Had A Brain from The Wizard of Oz

*Hopes the band play “If I only had a Brian!”* We cannot wait to see this dance and hope that Amy has the glittery red shoes too. It may not be the best dance, but we think it’ll make us smile and hopefully will help Brian and Amy continue on the Yellow Brick Road to the Glitterball. We predict 5s and 6s

Charlotte and Brendan will Tango to Danger Zone from Top Gun
Charlotte’s elegance will help her in the ballroom, but tango needs to be sharp and staccato. We’re sure she’ll be in good hands with Brendan and think this could be a good dance for her. We predict 6s and 7s. 

Davood and Nadiya perform the Samba to Stayin’ Alive from Saturday Night Fever

Last week they were in the library, this week they’ll be at the disco. We predict many a glitterball and can’t wait to see Davood in white trousers. 😍 Davood has good rhythm and his Cha Cha Cha showed he can lead with good hip action. This could raise temperatures on Saturday night. We predict 7s and 8s.

Debbie and Giovanni Quickstep to Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off from Shall We Dance?

Debbie has proven herself as a good all-rounder. We love a quickstep and love old Hollywood glamour. We’re sure this dance will be full of glamour! This will be one dance we’ll be very excited to see and predict it may score 8s and 9s. 

Gemma and Aljaz Charleston to The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book

*Imagines Aljaz (or Eyelash as he’s now known in our house) dressed as Baloo the bear* Gemma has shown potential and we think this dance will show off her personality. It looks set to be a fun routine and we can’t wait to see it! We predict 7s and 8s for this couple.

Joe and Katya perform the Viennese Waltz to Somewhere My Love from Doctor Zhivago

A beautiful song. We predict a wintry scene with a dance full of romance and a dance which will make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Joe has shown he has a lot of speed and we predict this will be a good dance for him. It will definitely get us in a spin! We predict 8s and 9s for Team McJones.

Jonnie and Oti dance the Paso Doble to The Raiders March from Indiana Jones

*Imagines Jonnie and Oti rescuing the Glitterball from the clutches of the evil Craig Revel Horwood* We predict a dance full of drama and passion which will excite us! We also see this couple will get 8s and possibly 9s for this dance.

Mollie and AJ will also dance the American Smooth to Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music

*Begs the Strictly producers to make AJ one of the Von Trapp Kids* The Sound of Music is one of our all-time favourite films. We can see Mollie playing Maria convincingly and predict this will be a dance that will see them climb up the leaderboard. We predict 8s and 9s for this dance.

Rev. Richard and Dianne perform the Paso Doble to Flash’s Theme from Flash Gordon

Saturday looks set to be the battle of the superheroes with Susan as Wonderwoman and Richard as Flash Gordon. Whatever happens we’re sure this will entertain us. We predict 5s and 6s for this couple.

Ruth and Anton Rumba to Diamonds Are Forever from James Bond (Diamonds Are Forever)

We predict a glamourous dance *wonders if Ruth will wear a wig again* and predict this dance will sparkle and shine bright. We predict 6s and 7s for this couple and their dance.

Simon and Karen will Quickstep to You’ve Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story

When my 7 year old heard Simon was going to be Buzz Lightyear, she actually screamed! “Mummy, so Simon’s not just a chef, he’s an astronaut too!” We love Disney and think this dance will make us smile. Simon’s technique is good and we think Quickstep could be his dance. As a chef he’ll be used to rushing around the kitchen so we think the speed of quickstep will come naturally to him. We predict 7s and 8s for this couple.

Susan and Kevin perform a Samba to Wonder Woman (Theme) from Wonder Woman

The concept of this dance fills us with joy, this partnership fill us with joy, the samba fills us with joy! We cannot wait. We predict 7s and possibly 8s for this couple!

So those are our predictions this week. What do you think will happen on Saturday when the couples take to the floor? As I’ll be preparing for a half-marathon, I’ll be leaving you in the hands of my little Strictly superfan Bella (aged 7 1/2.) She’ll be here tweeting along with the show from 6.30pm. She hopes to see you then and promises you some sweets and Strictly snacks.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 Goes To The Movies – The Best Movie Week Dance Ever!

This Saturday, Strictly heads to the movies for what promises to be a blockbuster of a show. 

Over the years Movie Week has produced some of our favourite Strictly moments.

Here are some of them in picture form:


Here at the Strictly Support Group, we know there’s only one way to decide the best dance… with a poll of course! Earlier in the week we asked you to share your favourite Movie Week moments to put to the public vote. We’ve combined your suggestions with some of our favourites. All you have to do is vote for your top 5 before 8pm tonight! We’ll then reveal the results!

Get voting people:

If you can think of others to add to the poll, vote other, then comment with your choice below and we’ll make sure it’s added to the results.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – Dance Move, Photo, GIF, Outfit of the Week – Week 2

Last Saturday 15 couples took to the floor for what was a truly epic night.

Tuesdays in our house are a chance for us to relive some of our favourite Strictly moments from Saturday night. There were many fab-u-lous moments last Saturday, but here are our Dance Move, Photo, GIF and Outfit of the week highlights. 

Dance Move of the Week:

One dance was so epic, we couldn’t just pick one dance move, but had to pick not 2, but 3! Yes, 3 dance moves. We chose these three lifts from Janette and Aston’s Festival themed Salsa. We loved it so much we couldn’t help but share them again. In case you missed it, here they are just for you:

Photo of the Week:

Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words, and this is one of them: #Slay


GIF of the week:

There are couples on Strictly who fill us with joy, with every step they take on the floor. Susan and Kevin are one of these couples. Our GIF of the week captures not just the joy they spread with the audience at home, but also the judges in the audience. Click on this link below to see Shirley (and Bruno’s) reaction to their charming Charleston:

Outfit of the week:

There were so many spectacular outfits on Saturday night. Some of them dazzled us, but one of them gave us serious dress envy for it’s “wearability.” It was this fab-u-lous outfit that Mollie and AJ wore:


Did you have other moments on Saturday night that you loved? Comment down below or tweet @scd_support to tell us yours. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly 2017 – Bella’s Best Bits – Week 2 🦄💃🏻🦄

She’s cute, sassy and loves unicorns almost as much as she loves Strictly! Every Monday of this series, one of Strictly’s youngest Superfans,  Bella will be sharing her favourite moments from Saturday’s Strictly show!

Here are her highlights of Strictly, Week 2:

1) Alexandra and Gorka’s Paso Doble


Alexandra was a mermaid dancing the paso doble. I loved her dress. It was beautiful and mer-mazing. It’s a shame that the costume people forgot Gorka’s buttons though. The dance was amazing and it’s one of my favourite ever Paso Dobles. It was almost as good as Kevin and Louise/Susanna’s Paso Dobles. 

2) Janette and Aston’s Salsa


Janette looked like a unicorn and all the lifts and tricks were awesome. I think she’d done some of them before with Jake in 2014. Mummy forgot, but I remembered. It was a magical dance and they performed to my favourite ever song, Despacito. I danced at home, and mummy did too, but she wasn’t as good as Janette and Aston. 

3) Simon and Karen’s Waltz

I really liked this dance. Simon tried really hard and he danced a dance that was really beautiful. It made my mummy cry in a good way and I thought even though they made a little mistake they kept going and did really well. I’ve always been told by dance teachers, if you make a mistake don’t worry, just keep going and that’s what he did. Karen looked like a princess in her dress too.

4) Susan and Kevin’s Charleston


Susan always makes me smile and I like that she’s having a lot of fun on Strictly. Kevin was a judge, and I think he should be a judge, because he knows all the rules on Strictly! The dance was a lot of fun and I started dancing along at home. I can’t wait to see her Samba next week to Wonder Woman, but I’m not sure what Kevin will do. Maybe he’ll be Wonder Pro? 

5) Debbie and Giovanni’s Viennese Waltz

Debbie actually looked like Princess Elsa and she has magic dust which is helping her dance really well. She looked like a princess and Giovanni looked like a prince. The dance was beautiful and they spun and twirled around the floor really really fast. Debbie can stretch her legs really far, I think she can do the splits! 


So there were Bella’s best bits. What did she think of the elimination?

It was too early for anyone to go home. I’m upset that Chizzy went home, because she could have done many more dances. She was a sassypants dancer and I’ll miss seeing her on Strictly… a lot! I think that next year, they need to make sure people get to stay until Week 3 to dance on Strictly! 

Do you agree with Bella’s Best Bits of Strictly Week 2? 

Strictly 2017 – The First Goodbye of the Series

*Grabs a Glitterbox of Tissues and Sobs uncontrollably* Unless you’ve been in another universe you’ll have just heard that Chizzy and Pasha have become the first couple to leave the Strictly 2017 dancefloor.

Chizzy came and brought so much to the dancefloor over the past two weeks and we felt she had so much more to give. We’re currently in a bit of a state of shock here and will miss her dearly.


Her joy at learning to dance as well as her personality and sass shone through the two dances she performed. Her journey may have been very short, but we’ll continue to watch her two performances whenever we need a pick-me-up.

We’re sure they’ll be friends for life and if there’s one thing we’d love is that she Keeps Dancing. Pasha’s already given her an open invitation to dance at his house.

We’d love this post to become a way for us Strictly fans to leave messages of support for Chizzy and Pasha. Comment down below with your comments and we’ll make sure they see them.

Cassie and the Strictly Support Group. 

Strictly 2017 – Week 2 Performance Review 💃🏻🕺🏻

Tonight, all 15 couples took to the floor battling for our votes for the first time. Tomorrow night, one couple will be eliminated *begs Strictly to change the rules* and their very short journey on Strictly will come to the end.

It was a night full of surprises, nerves and shocks as well as slay-age!

 

Here’s what we thought of each performance on tonight’s show:

Chizzy and Pasha’s Foxtrot – As first to take to the floor this week, they did not disappoint. Chizzy performed what my 7 year old called “a sassypants dance.” It was a Foxtrot full of sass. Yes, foxtrot should be elegant but in our eyes, it worked and we loved the performance overall. In our eyes, she deserved a 7. The judges awarded her 16/40 for the dance, and have lead my 7 year old to ask for Strictly Cereal for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Aston and Janette’s Salsa – This was one dance we were extremely excited about, and it did not disappoint. A dance, performed to an albeit faster version of the song of Summer 2017, set in a festival where Janette resembled a unicorn and was so fearless giving Aston some daring and challenging lifts and choreography which he nailed. It was amazing and if that’s what he can do in week 2, we want to see his showdance in the final. We awarded him a 9. Bruno agreed, with the judges awarding him 32/40.

Susan and Kevin’s Charleston – As the third couple to perform, Susan did look visibly nervous before performing and Kevin appeared to have turned into a judge. The routine was set in a courtroom and my 7 year old was disappointed that Judge Rinder didn’t come and join in. We love Susan’s joy and love of learning to dance, and yes, she didn’t master the swivel and the judges were cruel, but we loved the whole performance. It filled us with joy! Even our cat wanted to award a higher score than some of the judges awarded. We gave her a 7. The judges awarded her 22/40 (including a 7 from Shirley!) 

Charlotte and Brendan’s Cha Cha Cha. It was a moment where Cha Cha Cha, turned Cha Cha Cha-rgh! Mistakes do happen on the dancefloor and we wanted to reach into our TV screens and give Charlotte a hug. She looked stunning, but sadly there was a bit of a slip up and after that point, her nerves got the better of her. In our eyes, she deserved a 6. The judges awarded her 12/40.

Joe and Katya’s Tango. Joe entered the magical world of Narnia Planet Strictly, going through the wardrobe. It was a super speedy tango and Joe did really well. The music was a little too fast for a Tango but Joe coped with it and the overall feel of the dance (despite the judges comments) was just lovely! It was one of those moments which made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, especially with the hug at the end. We loved it and gave it a 7. The judges awarded them 22/40.

Brian and Amy’s Cha Cha Cha. If there’s one thing that Brian does well, it’s entertaining us and creating a performance. This dance was charming, entertaining and full of disco. It even featured a moonwalk. For the fun factor, we awarded him a 10. The judges gave him 20/40

Gemma and Aljaz’s Waltz. Aljaz’s waltzes are always brilliant and we’ve decided he’s king of the waltz. Earlier we asked you to vote in this poll which will remain open until tomorrow evening at 7pm:

The dance was everything you could ask for in a waltz and did make our eyes leak… a lot! It was romantic, soft and gorgeous. We thought it deserved a 9. The judges awarded her 26/40.

Rev. Richard and Dianne’s American Smooth – The anticipation of waiting for Richard to take to the floor always makes us look forward to his performances. This performance may not have been extremely smooth, but for entertainment and joy they won us over. It was one of those moments which makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. We loved Richard’s bribery of the judges with cupcakes at the end. In our eyes, they deserved a 6. The judges gave him 17/40

Ruth and Anton’s Charleston – Can we all take a moment to appreciate how amazing Ruth looked tonight? She shone and sparkled in her outfit and nailed the swivel action despite her hamstring injury yesterday. It was a marked improvement from last week and she did look significantly less nervous. We awarded her a 7. The judges gave her 20/40

Simon and Karen’s Waltz – An emotional tribute to The 96 which did make us shed a tear (or two million!) It was beautiful, and Simon’s technique was good. There was a small mishap with a spin at the end, but they overcame it to perform a dance which gave us “the feels!” We loved it and thought they deserved an 8. If it was down to emotion alone, we’d have awarded them a 10. The judges gave them 19/40. We also wanted to give them a hug, just like Shirley did.

Mollie and AJ’s Tango. Mollie turned Talulah the Tango Temptress in this dance. She performed a fiery dance full of agression, passion and challenging choreography. We loved it and it was a marked improvement from the week before. In our eyes she deserved a 9. The judges awarded her 25/40 (including a 4 from Craig and an 8 from Shirley.)

Jonnie and Oti’s Jive. Team Glitterblade wowed us with a dance full of sharp kicks and flicks, complicated choreography. It was truly brilliant and wowed us. Jonnie is our Strictly Superhero and we do have a rather large girl crush on Oti! We loved the speed of this dance as well as the performance aspect. In our eyes, they deserved a 9. The judges awarded him 29/40.

Debbie and Giovanni’s Viennese Waltz – If this dance didn’t move you to tears, there is something wrong with you. Giovanni choreographed a routine to play to Debbie’s strengths but also to show his respect for this uh-may-zing lady. My 7 year old thinks Debbie’s magic strictly dust is helping her dance well. It earned the first u-may-zing from Craig (surely a record) and earned 34/40 from the judges overall.

Davood and Nadiya’s Quickstep – It was set in a library. *stomps feet* Why weren’t we ever allowed to dance in the library when I was at school? It was super fast and a dance of two halves. The first part was fast and furious. The second half featured a bizarre strip tease which we weren’t sure about. It wasn’t technically perfect but pretty good and left us and Bruno speechless. We felt it deserved a 7. The judges awarded Davood 27/40.

Alexandra and Gorka’s Paso Doble – She was the mermaid. He was the matador. It was a mermaid, bull-fight paso doble. It was fast, fierce and fab-u-lous. There’s one word to sum it up #slay! We thought it deserved 10s, but the judges weren’t that generous, awarding it 36/40.

That ended tonight’s show. Who impressed you most? Who gets your vote? Who do you think could be in danger? Vote in this poll below to help us decide.

We’re back tomorrow night tweeting along with the results show, when one person will go home!

Cassie 🙂 







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