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Strictly 2017 – Farewell Brian and Amy

Tonight, we waved goodbye to a couple whose enjoyment and positive spirit have made us smile week after week.

Yes, Brian and Amy, went head to head with Simon and Karen in the dance-off, but were sadly eliminated by the judges’ vote:

Over the past 5 weeks on #Strictly, Brian has grown as a performer and shown his natural rhythm. There has been some dad dancing, but he entertained us, and his enjoyment for all things Strictly made him one of our favourite contestants of this year.

His bromance with Aston made us smile, and the progress he made as a dancer (thanks to Amy’s brilliant teaching) was wonderful. Who could forget that scarecrow Foxtrot in Movie Week, and last week’s Rock Paso Doble.

Strictly will be different without you Brian! 

We’d like this post to become a tribute to Brian. Comment below with your messages of support for Brian and Amy. We’ll make sure that Brian and Amy see your comments too.

Cassie 🙂 


Strictly 2017 – Performance Review – Week 5!

It’s not quite Halloween Week, but this week there were some very strange goings on on Planet Strictly. Bruno was noticeably absent from proceedings, however Craig showed that he could do Bruno better than Bruno:

Craig was also in an extremely good mood tonight. My 7 year old seems to think that Bruno annoys him which makes him Grumpy.

Things turned even weirder with 4 couples tied at the bottom with 16/30 points and 4 couples in 3rd place with 24/30 points. It was a fab-u-lous night overall where Joe earned his first ten of the competition, Anton appeared to turn into a flamingo and we learnt that Susan and Craig were once an item (only on Planet Strictly!) 

Here’s what we thought of each of the dances, dance by dance:

Davood and Nadiya’s Jive – First to step out onto the floor and to kick off Week 5 with a bang. We love Davood’s energy and this dance suited him to a tee. Nadiya gave him some really challenging choreography but he made it seem easy. His dance got the party started, and being set in a coffee shop, we’re going to ask for some of that coffee when we next go into starbucks! The judges awarded him 22/30. We gave him 8/10 which worked out at 30/40 overall.

Mollie and AJ’s Viennese Waltz – We learnt this week Mollie had struggled with dizziness, but loves being in ballroom hold. She looks a lot more confident and AJ’s choreography protected her whilst challenging her and creating a showstopper of a dance. It was truly beautiful with the judges awarding her 24/30. We gave her a 9/10 which gave a total of 33/40.

Simon and Karen’s Charleston – Simon really does try his hardest week after week and this was pure entertainment. Yes, his outfit did look a bit Rupert Bear-esque, but we loved the nods to Singing in the Rain and Karen’s crazy but fun choreography. It didn’t have swivel but it made us smile. The judges gave him 16/30. We gave him 7/10 which gave a total of 23/40.

Debbie and Giovanni’s Rumba – Debbie is this year’s dark horse/unicorn of the competition. Each week she amazes us with a truly stunning performance. This performance was dedicated to Paul Daniels and was truly lovely. In fact, it has earnt the title of our favourite Rumba ever (beating Cherie Lunghi.) Giovanni created a dance which really moved me to tears and had lots of Rumba content which Debbie mastered. The judges gave her 27/30. We gave her 10/10 giving a total of 37/40.

Brian and Amy’s Jive – Brian does try his hardest and really entertains. Yes he looked like a yellow coat from Hi-de-Hi and gave an entertaining performance. It wasn’t the best, but we liked it. The judges gave him 16/30. We gave him 6/10 which gave a total of 22/40.

Susan and Kevin Cha Cha Cha – We love Susan! We love that she always looks like she’s having the best time and this was a true sassypants dance (to quote my 7 year old.) She commits to all the steps 100% and we loved the feel of this dance as well as the storytelling. It was a cheeky cha cha cha which we loved. The judges gave her 16/30, we gave her 8/10 which made a total of 24/40.

Aston and Janette’s Waltz – Janette’s choreography is always great at mixing contemporary with traditional latin and ballroom and this dance did just that. It was a beautiful soft waltz that made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and moved me to tears. The judges awarded Aston 24/30. We gave them 10/10 which worked out at 34/40.

Ruth and Anton’s Samba – Set on an aircraft this dance proved Ruth is the hostess with the mostest. It also showed that Anton will wear absolutely anything, even if it turns him into a flamingo. It was entertaining. We didn’t see much samba but think we were a little distracted by the costumes. The judges gave Ruth 16/30. We awarded them 7/10, working out at 23/40 overall.

Gemma and Aljaz’s Foxtrot – We love the Foxtrot and love Aljaz’s choreography. This dance was truly beautiful and Gemma looked gorgeous, graceful and produced a true Gem of a performance. She is definitely this year’s journey contestant. The judges awarded her 24/30. We gave her 9/10, working out at 33/40 altogether.

Joe and Katya’s Paso Doble – There are moments that give us goosebumps and this was one of them. It had traditional music, traditional choreography, bucketloads of drama and was just pure perfection. It left my 7 year old speechless and saw Joe earn his first 10 of the series, and Katya earn her first 9 and 10 on Strictly ever.  The judges gave Joe 26/30. We gave him 10/10 working out at 36/40.

Alexandra and Gorka’s Samba – We all had really high expectations after last week’s Jive and this dance was really good and full of carnival spirit but technically we did agree (watching it back again) with the judges that she was a little pigeon toed. The judges are going to be really picky with Alexandra now as they know she is so good. The judges awarded her 23/40. We gave her 9/10 working out at 32/40.

Jonnie and Oti’s Quickstep – The final dance of the night this was a light, bright and super fast dance. They were dancing in a supermarket and travelled a cross the floor faster than a contestant on Supermarket Sweep. It was a great  dance and Jonnie’s best dance so far. The acting coach that Oti got to come to rehearsals worked a treat. . The judges gave him 24/40. We awarded him 9/10 working out at 33/40

That ended tonight’s show. We think it was truly fab-u-lous. Who were your favourites tonight? 

We’re back tomorrow with a post to say farewell to the next couple leaving the #Strictly ballroom.

Comment down below to let us know what you thought of tonight’s show! 

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – Week 5 Predictions 💃🏻🕺🏻💃🏻

We can hardly believe that we’re already writing this post! Next week will be Halloween predictions time! *Grabs a pumpkin and coats it in glitter*

Earlier this evening we learnt the dances and songs our couples will be dancing to this week. If you want to listen to the tunes, listen to and follow our Spotify Playlist by following this link below:

Now we’ve listened to these tunes, here are our predictions on what will happen on this week’s show:

Alexandra and Gorka will dance the Samba to Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran

When we first heard this song, and it was used for the M&S summer advert, we never thought It’d be used for a Samba. We’re hoping they give it more of a Latin beat, but are sure whatever is done, Gorka will choreograph a wonderful routine which Alexandra will smash! After achieving 3 10s last week, could she match Danny’s record for 4 10s in the Samba last year? It’s possible, especially if Craig’s in a good mood!

Aston and Janette will Waltz to Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley (MREE Cover)

We love this song and we love this pairing. We’re pretty sure this will be a beautiful and romantic dance. We think the song may suit a Viennese Waltz lightly better, but are sure that the band will perform their magic and it will be a beautiful routine! We predict 9s and possibly this couple’s first 10 of the series.

Brian and Amy will Jive to It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones

Amy’s Welsh so we predict a homage to Tom Jones *wonders if Brian will dress up as a dragon this week* We love Brian and he is improving week after week, so we can’t wait to see him attempt a Jive on the Strictly dance floor. His cheeky personality will shine through in this dance. We predict it’ll score him 6s and 7s! 

Davood and Nadiya perform the Jive to Tell Her About It by Billy Joel

Our memory of this song on Strictly is this pro dance:


Nadiya’s choreography has been stunning every week this year and we’re sure this dance will showcase Davood’s dancing skill. He may have been in the dance-off last week, but we’re sure this dance will make him come back fighting and may even help him achieve his highest score. We predict he’ll receive 8s and 9s for this dance.

Debbie and Giovanni dance the Rumba to Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman

Debbie is our dark horse of the competition. Week after week she surprises us and performs stunning dances. Rumba is a notoriously difficult dance, but Debbie’s very flexible and her level of control and skill as a dancer could make this the best Rumba we’ve ever seen. We predict 9s and possibly 10s for this dance. We also predict that we will definitely need a box or two of tissues and there will be a lot of tears. 

Gemma and Aljaz will perform a Foxtrot to Believe by Madilyn Bailey

*Imagines the Cher Version of this dance and remembers Neil dressed in a Cher wig on It Takes Two earlier.* On a side note, this is the most beautiful arrangement of this song we’ve ever heard and we’re sure this dance will wow us. Gemma is our Journey contestant this year and keeps improving. We predict (as Shirley did) on Saturday, she’ll go a very long way. We think this dance will earn her 9s and possibly even her first 10 of the series.

Joe and Katya perform a Paso Doble to Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Ooh a good traditional Paso song combined with Katya’s choreography and Joe’s dancing ability could make a winner of a performance. Joe’s acting background will come in handy in this dance. It could be his dance! We predict 8s and 9s for this dance. 

Jonnie and Oti dance the Quickstep to Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder

As a sportsman, Jonnie is used to a lot of speed and we think Quickstep could be his dance. We love Oti,her choreography as well as her partnership with Jonnie and predict this could be one of the dances of the night. We think there’ll be 8s and 9s for this dance.

Mollie and AJ will perform a Viennese Waltz to Anyone Who Had A Heart by Cilla Black

The last two weeks Mollie’s been in the air with an American Smooth and Salsa. This Saturday she’ll be spinning around the dancefloor like a spinning tea cup. This song is absolutely goregous and AJ’s choreography is always original. This could be her dance, if she doesn’t get too dizzy! We predict 8s and 9s for Mollie!

Ruth and Anton dance the Samba to Love Is In The Air by John Paul Young

Anton is dancing a Samba! With Ruth, on Strictly! Enough said. This could be the stuff of Strictly magic. We predict 6s and 7s for this couple. 

Simon and Karen will perform a Charleston to Fit As A Fiddle (And Ready For Love) by Gene Kelly

We love Singing in the Rain and when watching it earlier this year, I did think this would make a great Charleston song. The bods at Strictly obviously are on our wavelength too! We predict a fun and fab-u-lous routine for this couple. Their mascot Lola the Unicorn *inserts picture below* will be supporting them and may even make it to Elstree in time for Saturday nigth’s show! 🙊 We predict 6s and 7s for this dance.

Susan and Kevin will Cha Cha to South Out To My Ex by Little Mix

This is my 7 year old’s favourite song… ever ! She thinks it’s going to be epic. I think it’ll be epic too. Susan said she’s dancing this for anyone who’s ever been dumped or heart broken. In other words, to quote my 7 year old “this will be a sassypants” dance! We cannot wait and are loving watching this couple take to the floor each week. Cha Cha is a tough dance, but we think that they’ll ace it! We predict 7s and 8s for this dance.

So those are our predictions for this weekend. Who are you most looking forward to see? Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – Caption, GIF, Picture and Outfit of the Week! Week 4!

We hope all our followers and readers are keeping safe, following a stormy 24 hours. It’s Tuesday and whilst we shelter away from Storm Ophelia, it’s time for us to reminisce about Saturday night’s show and relive some of our visual highlights!

GIF of the Week

We love Oti, We love her choreography and this was one of those perfect moments for us. It was a huge risk but it added so much to what was a sizzling American Smooth, we had to pick it!

Our #StrictlyGIF of the week, is this Dance Move from @otimabuse @04jonpea #TeamGlitterblade #WeLoveOti

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Picture of the Week

We’ve picked a moment that captures the sheer joy of being on Strictly. One couple this year are giving us bucketloads of happiness that we think their dances should be prescribed (on the NHS) to anyone in need of a lift! Here is said picture from Susan and Kevin’s wonderful quickstep:

Outfit of the Week

This week, we fell in love with nearly every outfit. The Strictly wardrobe department surpassed themselves on so many levels! For me, one costume was truly fab-u-lous and would be something I’d loe to wear. It was Janette’s Quickstep dress. 

Caption of the Week:

We had lots of similar captions this week, but have chosen this one sent into us by Sheila Malone on twitter! Congrats Sheila:
We’ll be back later this evening from 8pm for our weekly quiz on our twitter feed @scd_support. 

Hope to see you then!

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – Bella’s Best Bits – Week 4

After a week off, she’s back and more honest than ever. Yes, Princess of the Unicorns Bella (aged 7) is back with her take on Strictly 2017, Week 4! 

I asked her to pick her top 5 moments of the week. Here are Bella’s Best Bits for Strictly 2017, Week 4:

1) Susan and Kevin’s Quickstep

Susan always makes me happy and this dance really made me want to dance along at home. Kevin is an awesome choreographer and I want to learn this dance because it looks a lot of fun!

2) Alexandra and Gorka’s Jive

I like Alexandra because she has a pink teddy as her mascot. Apparently the teddy goes everywhere with her. Mummy reckons the bear was watching Strictly next to her when she was dancing this Jive. I liked their outfits because they looked like Glitterballs and I loved the dance because it was fab-u-lous and fast. Jive is a lot of fun to dance but it looks really hard, she made it look really easy!

3) Janette and Aston’s Quickstep

When I grow up, I’d like to wear a dress like Janette’s it looked magical. This dance was really fast and they went faster than a unicorn when they’ve eaten their porridge and vegetables. It was a happy song, but I didn’t agree with what the judges were saying. I thought they were fab-u-lous and deserved 9s or 10s!

4) Simon and Karen’s Samba

I like Simon because he tries really hard. Samba is a really hard dance and he did make a mistake but he kept going. I liked his shirt too because it reminded me of being on holiday. I was upset Karen didn’t have more bananas on her head though, but I think she might have eaten them. Simon needed a banana when he was getting the judges’ comments. I think I may send them my banana unicorn as their mascot!

5) Mollie and AJ’s Salsa

Mollie looked magical like a unicorn and the lifts looked lots of fun. I liked the music too and I wanted to dance along at home, I but my little sister stopped me because she couldn’t see the TV! I wasn’t too sure about the rest of the dance.

What Bella thought about the dance-off:

I’m sad that Charlotte went home, but her dance did look more like my mummy did when she was running in a race last week. Davood got dizzy but he did really well in the dance-off. I think we need to vote for all our favourites as nobody is safe.

So that’s what Bella thought of this week’s show. Do you agree with her? Comment down below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie (and Bella)

Strictly 2017 – Farewell Team Charcole

Tonight we waved goodbye to Team Charcole (aka Charlotte and Brendan) whose embers on the Strictly dancefloor may have died out but will sparkle, glimmer and shine on for a long time on the Strictly floor.

Charlotte brought joy and enthusiasm with every step she took. She wowed us with a fab-u-lous Foxtrot in Week 1, made us want to give her a hug in Week 2 with the Cha Cha Ch-argh, made us feel goosebumps in Week 3 with their tango and made us feel joy on Saturday night with the Jive.

They may not have won over the judges all the time, but we looked forward to seeing each and everyone of their dances, week after week.

Brendan said that “Dancing with Charlotte had been a pure joy and had been one of the best experiences ever in the 15 series of Strictly he had done.” She is a little ray of sunshine so it’s easy to see why he said that.

We love every couple this series, so saying goodbye is getting more and more difficult as the weeks pass.

We will miss seeing Charlotte on the Strictly dancefloor but would like this post to become a tribute to them. Here are their best bits in picture form:

Comment down below with your comments and messages of support for them. We’ll make sure they see them.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly 2017 – Performance Review – Week 4!

From past series, Week 4 has always been truly fab-u-lous so a lot was riding on this week. We had very high hopes which were lived up to and even surpassed on certain accounts.

Here’s what we thought of tonight’s fab-u-lous night full of fantastic dancing. We’ve reviewed each of the dances, performance by performance:

Debbie and Giovanni’s Cha Cha Cha – Debbie was a secretary and Giovanni a delivery boy. I feel very disappointed that our Tesco delivery wasn’t delivered by him this week. The dance was good, and we love that week after week Debbie surprises us. The judges criticised her leg action, but we think that with a lower heel she’d perfect it. We awarded her an 8, the judges gave her 27/40.

Brian and Amy’s Paso Doble – Brian looked oddly familiar this evening. He had the look for Julian Clary. We think it was the Bri-Liner. On a side note, he rocked the Paso Doble. Amy’s choreography suited him well and he performed the steps he was given really well too. We think Brian could be the dark horse of the competition. We awarded him a 7. The judges gave him 21/40 and he had the best reaction!

Mollie and AJ’s Salsa – Mollie looked absolutely stunning, mind you, she could wear a binbag and look a million dollars. The Salsa music was great, the lifts were brilliant and her dress looked wonderful. There was attack but it sort of disappeared half-way through the dance. We think that next week Mollie needs to focus and maybe if AJ got her an acting coach she’d have more confidence. We gave her a 7. The judges awarded her 27/40.

Davood and Nadiya’s Viennese Waltz – After last week’s Samba, we did wonder if Davood would do sophistication and he did and nailed it. He was dizzy and could see 8 people when stood by the judges’ desk (seeing one set of judges is scary enough!) Anyway, we digress, the performance was sophisticated, but intense and romantic Viennese Waltz. We loved the storytelling and choreography as well as the outfits too. In our eyes they deserved an 8. The judges gave them 29/40.

Charlotte and Brendan’s Jive – They were getting married. Brendan was wearing pink and Charlotte looked like she was having the time of her life. It showed that she was having fun and it was an improvement on the past weeks. We thought she deserved a 6. The judges gave her 19/40

Joe and Katya’s Cha Cha Cha – The choreography was brilliant, the outfits were superb but Cha Cha Cha is a really hard dance which Joe did well with, despite what the judges said. There was a lot of content in the routine which challenged Joe but we thought he was uh-may-zing. In our eyes he deserved an 8, the judges gave him 24/40.

Ruth and Anton’s Tango –  Anton felt hot in his velvet suit, Ruth nailed the choreography and didn’t go wrong once. *Does a Victory Dance*  She played the part of the Tango Temptress perfectly and performed with drama and passion. The Tango is her dance. It earned her 24/40. *Does another Victory Dance as she realises they scored over 20/40*

Aston and Janette’s Quickstep – Last week he was a troll, this week he felt like bambi, next week he’ll be a minion. This dance was so fast and Janette put so much quickstep for Aston in it. We loved the fact that he flew and travelled across the ballroom. The judges mentioned his footwork, but we didn’t notice it and it was perfect for us. We loved Janette’s dress *feels pestered by her 7 year old to make one* We awarded him a 9. The judges gave him 32/40. 

Simon and Karen’s Samba – Ok, it did go wrong, but we loved the choreography, the costumes (my 7 year old would like me to wear it when I run the marathon next year), the music and the bananas. It was one of those must-see Strictly moments and Simon did shimmy like a pro and gave it his all! We gave them a 7. The judges awarded them 19/40

Gemma and Aljaz’s Paso Doble – Aljaz did look like Aladdin (again) this week. We loved the choreography and Gemma looked truly fierce and fab-u-lous. It was a gawjus routine which we loved and could not fault at all! We gave her a 9. The judges gave them 35/40.

We said it last year and will say it again. You know when you wait ages for a bus, and well 3 come at once? Well this seems to happen with 10s. Last year it happened in week 4 and tonight, #Team Alorka (Alexandra and Gorka) wowed us with the Jive to rival the Jives which have defined their series. It was such a phenomenal dance that even my husband (who’d nipped out to make a cuppa) walked in and said “wait a minute, is that a pro dance?” I did correct him, and we then decided it was worthy of at least 1, if not 2 tens, but the judges were all in a good mood and gave her 39/40. Alexandra got emotional, but we’re pretty sure that her mum would be proud of her and what she’s achieving.

Our penultimate couple of the night were Jonnie and Oti with their American Smooth. We loved Oti’s dress, but also love her Choreography *crosses everything out* We love Oti! This dance was sizzling and what we look for in an American Smooth and more. Oti’s choreography challenged Jonnie and he performed a brilliant routine. We thought he deserved an 8. The judges gave him 31/40.

The final couple to take to the floor were Susan and Kevin. We love that they danced on the “sleepy train” and that they have matching unicorn masks. Susan gives us so much joy whenever she performs we just want to give her a hug. Their quickstep was Morecambe and Wise themed but was a true quickstep with a lot of content. Susan flew across the floor and it was her best dance yet. The judges gave her 30/40. We thought she deserved 9/10.

That ended tonight’s show. If you haven’t already, click on this link below to vote for your top three dances:

We’ll be back tomorrow night from 7pm tweeting along with the live results show. WE look forward to seeing you then.

Cassie 🙂 

Out with the old and in with the new!

We love reading all blogs, especially when they’re #Strictly related. Yesterday we read a blog from @Strictly_Emma on twitter which you can read if you click this link  .

It got us thinking. My whole family are Strictly superfans. I’ve watched the show from the very beginning, and my 7 year old has watched the show every week since she was 3!

A lot of things have changed from the very beginning, and since my little girl has watched, Strictly has been a different programme to the programme many fans fell in love with, 13 years ago, when it started.

Yesterday night, I dug out an episode of Strictly from 2006 and decided to watch it with Bella to see what she thought of it compared to Strictly now. It was week 5, where “microphone gate” occurred during Mark and Karen’s Salsa.

Here are her thoughts on the show in her own words comparing it to Strictly 2017:

Strictly in the old days was a lot of fun, but nowadays they have more theme weeks, which make it even more fun. The results show was on a Saturday and not on a Sunday meaning that we and the couples don’t have to wait a whole day to see if they’re safe. I think this is a lot fairer.

There weren’t as many dances are there are now on each show. I like seeing lots of different dances, but in the olden days you could see the people who were really good dancers and see the people who weren’t as good dancers, so the judges scoring didn’t seem as weird as it does now. Maybe they should make everyone do either one latin dance or one ballroom dance.

The judges look really young then and now Bruno and Craig look older. I like Arlene and think she should come back onto Strictly. It was nice to see Brucie too. I miss him but he must be in heaven looking down and watching everyone this year. It’s nice to see Karen Hardy dancing, I liked her doing Choreography Corner but she was a brilliant professional (avoids showing her the Gary Rhodes footage.)

I like the outfits nowadays. They were good before I was here, but now they’re even sparklier and more glittery than ever. The costumes look more fun nowadays and keep getting more magical than unicorns.

Nowadays they take the people out during the week to do something fun linked to their dance, but in those days all the bit before the dance was just from the training room. That’s a little boring really, isn’t it?

There was no dance-off in those days and it was decided on the public vote. I like the dance-off because it means the people in the dance-off can make their performance even better and get safe to the next week. Without a dance-off, someone could have had a bad dance because they were nervous and get voted off without having a chance to perform their dance better a second time round and show the judges how uh-may-zing they really are. 

Bella’s verdict made a lot of sense. I asked her to tell me whether she preferred Strictly 2017 or Strictly 2006.

Her answer Strictly 2017 is a million, billion, trillion, gazillion times better now. I would like them to show the results show on the same day though and bring back just two dance styles every week.

So it’d seem that although Strictly 2006 was magical for many, for my little Strictly Superfan, it’s nothing on Strictly 2017.

Do you agree with Bella? Comment down below to let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂


The Best Judges’ Quotes Ever!

Strictly has only been back on our screens for 3 weeks, but already we have heard some of our favourite Judges’ quotes ever, from Shirley talking about butterflies with concrete boots *inserts picture of her 2 year old’s welly boots*

To Craig telling one couple “I really really like you!” *Checks Craig’s temperature to make sure he’s ok*

Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us your favourite quotes from the fab-u-lous foursome! We’ve made a little clip just for you with all your suggestions:

Some of your (and our) favourite Judges' quotes from #Strictly! Thank you for sharing these with us!

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If you haven’t told us your favourite Judges’ quote, comment down below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cassie 🙂 

 Strictly 2017 – Our Week 4 Predictions!

It’s that time of the week again & time for us to tell you what we think will happen on this weekend’s show. Earlier tonight, the dances for this weekend’s show were revealed. It caused much excitement in our house and the songs were soon added to our Spotify Playlist *listens on repeat and inserts a link for all her readers* 

Here’s what we predict will happen on the show: 

Alexandra and Gorka perform the Jive to Proud Mary by Tina Turner

Last time this song was used for a competitive Jive was in 2013, when Natalie and Artem nearly performed a Jive on the live show. When we eventually saw it on tour it blew our socks off! We’re very much looking forward to see Alexandra dance a latin dance and are pretty sure it’ll be truly uh-may-zing. We predict 9s and possibly our first 10 of the series.

Aston and Janette will Quickstep to Mr Blue Sky by ELO

We’ve looked forward to this song being used for a quickstep for many years and are very excited to see Team MnM perform this dance. We’re sure it’ll suit them and they’ll be running around the dancefloor faster than … an Aston Martin! We’re secretly hoping they are dressed as trolls again (and for the rest of the series) as they looked adorable on Saturday. We predict 9s and possibly the first 10 of the series.

Brian and Amy dance the Paso Doble to I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness

Paso Doble is a notoriously tough dance for the male celebrities and can come across as a bit stompy. Brian is best when he’s playing a character, so if he’s playing a rockstar in this dance, we think he could pull it off! Even if he doesn’t it’s sure to make us smile. We predict 5s and 6s!

Charlotte and Brendan will Jive to Marry You by Bruno Mars

*Looks puzzled* I’ve never thought of this song to be used for a Jive, but it could work. *Imagines Charlotte dressed in white at a wedding to Brendan, with said wedding being officiated by The Rev!* Now there’s a thought. Jive is a very happy dance and we think Charlotte’s smile will help her through this dance. After a bad 2 weeks, we think this could be her best dance. We predict 6s and 7s (if it all goes alright on the night!)

Davood and Nadiya perform the Viennese Waltz to Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware

We love this song choice and it’ll really suit a Viennese Waltz. If the choreography is traditional, we think this could be the dance of the night. These two have great natural chemistry and are quite possibly the hottest Strictly pairing ever 😍 Davood has shown he can lead Nadiya and with the right choreography, we think this could be a beautiful dance. We predict 8s and 9s.

Debbie and Giovanni Cha Cha to The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) by Cher

*Relives her childhood watching Mermaids* My 7 year old is convinced that Debbie is a real-life human unicorn, so if she is a mermaid we think this dance will be epic. Debbie has surprised us week after week, and we can’t wait to see her show a cheeky character on the dancefloor. We predict 8s and 9s.

Gemma and Aljaz to Paso Doble to Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Ooh this is a good song. They’re dancing a Paso Doble *wonders if the bear/mouse costume will make an appearance again.* Gemma is our “j-word” contestant. She has shown promise and keeps improving week after week. As an actress, we think she’ll be able to pull off a dramatic and passionate Paso Doble. We predict 8s and 9s for this dance.

Joe and Katya perform the Cha Cha to You Keep Me Hanging On by Human Nature

Joe’s cheeky character is sure to shine in this dance. Katya’s choreography is always original and inspired and we predict this could be another one of our favourite dances this weekend. We predict 8s for this dance. 

Jonnie and Oti dance the American Smooth to Cry Me a River (Michael Bublé cover)

Oti’s choreographing an American Smooth. *Has visions of this happening again*

On a side note, we love Oti, we love Jonnie, we love Team Glitterblade and predict this will be a showstopper of a performance which will tug at our heart strings. We love a bit of Buble and just love the thought of this dance. *Melts into a mush on the floor.* We predict 8s and 9s for this dance. 

Mollie and AJ will also dance the Salsa to Súbeme La Radio by Enrique Iglesias

Mollie’s lifts last week were impressive so we predict the lifts will be great in this dance. We think this dance could suit Mollie’s personality and are quite excited to see it. We predict 7s and 8s for this dance.

Ruth and Anton perform a Tango to Allegretto by Bond

Ruth’s back in the ballroom hold *Does a conga through her living roo.* Anton’s ballroom choreography always wows us and we think this could be her dance. We predict 5s and 6s for this dance.

Simon and Karen will Samba to Copacabana by Barry Manilow

We hear from Twitter that Simon’s samba has had Karen in stitches on the floor.  😂 This makes us excited. We cannot wait. We predict 6s and 7s for this dance. 

Susan and Kevin perform a Quickstep to Bring Me Sunshine by The Jive Aces

Susan radiates joy with every step she takes on the floor. Her love of her whole strictly experience entertains us and  just makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. She’s dancing quickstep to her wedding dance song in front of her parents. No pressure, Kevin! We think this dance will suit her character *predicts some Morecambe and Wise accents* Last time this song was used was in 2012 when Lisa and Robin performed this dance

We predict this performance will be just as good and could be Susan’s dance. We predict 7s and 8s!

So that’s what we think will happen on this weekend’s show. Do you agree? Who do you think will impress? Who do you think will be going home? Comment below to tell us or tweet @scd_support. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂