Strictly Come Dancing
Peter Andre has become the ninth celebrity to leave Strictly 2015. The Australian singer and TV personality with pro-partner Janette Manrara found themselves at the bottom of the Leader Board on Saturday night after scoring 31 for their American Smooth to Jackie Wilson’s ‘Sweetest Feeling’ and coming last in the Quickstep-a-thon.
On Sunday Peter and Janette found themselves up against Kellie and Kevin in the dreaded Dance Off, and with all the Judges unanimously voting to save the EastEnders’ star and the dancer from Grimsby, it was time to say goodbye to the boy from Down Under.
On leaving the Strictly Ballroom Peter kept a smile on his face and was magnanimous to the end, saying;
“It’s been nothing but joy and we have come so far. Like I said before there is no shame in leaving, we are so grateful. I love everybody. Thank you.”
And his dance partner Janette added;
“I definitely have made a friend for life, we got on straight away. He worked so hard in rehearsals,...
Last night saw an incredibly high standard of dance as it came to crunch time in the competition. The couples had to learn not one but two dances, as they competed in the Quickstep-a-thon which had an extra 7 points up for grabs for the winning couple.
After the seven couples performed their first dance, Helen and Aljaz saw themselves top of the Leader board with 39 points for their beautiful Viennese Waltz closely followed by Jay and Aliona with 38 points for their Tango. Most in need of extra points from the Quickstep-a-thon were Peter and Anita, who were joint bottom with 31 points each. In fact, only Peter, Jay and Helen saw an improvement in their score from last week.
Following the slightly chaotic Quickstep-a-thon, Helen and Aljaz further cemented their place up the dizzying heights of the Leader board with an extra 7 points for first place, giving them a very respectable total of 46! However Peter and Janette found themselves in a perilous position at the bottom of the...
Another fantastic Strictly live show! Our magnificent seven couples hit the Ballroom with a renewed intention to up their performances and stay in the competition at all costs!
Top of the leader board were Helen and Aljaz whose Viennese Waltz and performance in the Quickstep-a-thon propelled them into premier position. The judges loved Helen and Aljaz’s Viennese Waltz so much that the pair saw their first 10’s of the series – a whopping three of them all at once! As if their joint series record score of 39 wasn’t good enough, Helen and Aljaz went on to win the Quickstep-a-thon bagging a bonus seven points and leaving them with a final score of 46!
Jay and Aliona’s intense Tango to Prince’s When Doves Cry, plus an extra three Quickstep-a-thon marks, left them second on the final leader board with 41. The judges were most impressed with Jay and Aliona’s synchronicity with the music and both Darcey and Bruno awarded the couple 10’s. Georgia and Giovanni saw themselves slip from the top of the leader board to third place this week after their rocking Paso Doble to The Final Countdown received mixed reviews from the judges and scored 33. However, the couple managed to come second in...
It’s the week before the Quarter Final and all is to dance for. With seven glittering performances in store, as well as a Quickstep-a-thon which could earn the winning pair an extra seven points, the competition has really heated up!
Last week saw our Strictly stars venture up north and light up the beautiful Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Georgia and Giovanni topped the Leader Board for the...
Now we’re at Week 10, do our celebs feel more like professional dancers? Have they trained their bodies into believing it too? We find out their top tips for making it as a dancer in Strictly.
“Carb up”, “fake it ‘til you make it” and “practise, practise, practise!” are just some of the top tips our stars shared… what else? Watch our exclusive behind the scenes video from Week 10 below to find out!
This week we have an exciting addition to our show: the Quickstep-a-thon!
As well as our couples each performing their own fabulous routines, they’ll also be battling it out in the one and only Quickstep-a-thon! Much like last year’s Waltz-a-thon, all of our partners will compete in the Quickstep-a-thon to win extra points by performing their best Quicksteps!
The couples will be awarded points...
Since returning from Blackpool our seven surviving celebrities have locked themselves away in their training studios, readying themselves for their return to the Strictly Ballroom this weekend.
Saturday’s Show is bound to be a cracker, with brilliant dances choreographed to a selection of stunning music.
How is Anita finding the Rumba with Gleb? Is Georgia coping with the fierceness of the Paso...
Following various media reports over the past few days, I just wanted to clarify a few points about how we edit together Strictly Come Dancing - The Results each week.
It is first worth noting that our annual visit to Blackpool is always a special moment in the series. The iconic ballroom in Blackpool provides us with a sensational and unique setting and our viewers would have noticed that as well as the inclusion of extra dancers in each routine, our props department up their game too making an extra effort to make each dance as spectacular as it can be.
Of course the Tower Ballroom in...
As the magnificence of the Blackpool Strictly Show from the Tower Ballroom fades from the memory, our remaining seven couples have packed away their bucket and spades, rinsed out their swimming cossies and washed the sand from all the nooks and crannies, as they return from their amazing trip to the seaside.
Our stars are already back in the training studio preparing to make a glorious return to the Strictly Ballroom on Saturday, and with the departure of Jamelia and Tristan at the ‘home of ballroom’ following a Dance Off with Peter and Janette, the competition has just got even...
After holding the title of surviving the most number of dance offs in Strictly history, Jamelia’s luck changed as she became the eighth celebrity to leave the show.
She faced Peter Andre in the dance off, as both couples performed their routines again. Jamelia and Tristan did their Quickstep to ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees and Peter and Janette performed their Jive to ‘River Deep, Mountain...