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BBC Eurovision Andrew BBC Eurovision Andrew | 15:30 UK time, Saturday, 4 December 2010

It's our movie special tonight and we've been backstage to get these exclusive pictures from the dress rehearsal.
Pamela Stephenson and James Jordan in Strictly Come Dancing dress rehearsal
Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani in Strictly Come Dancing's rehearsal
Ann Widdecombe and Anton du Beke in the Strictly Come Dancing dress rehearsal
Natalie Lowe in the Strictly Come Dancing dress rehearsal
The six remaining Strictly Come Dancing couples in dress rehearsal
Strictly Showdancers Ian Waite and Darren Bennett behind the scenes
The set for the Strictly Come Dancing Movie Special


  • Comment number 1.

    Movie night eh? I suppose it's too much to hope the Hammer House of Horrors goes out this week.

  • Comment number 2.

    I'm struggling to see a Paso to the theme of Bond?

  • Comment number 3.

    ✩ They are using the standard every film Bond music which may well work as it has some good accents to Paso to.

  • Comment number 4.

    OMG - I hope Matt dances the Jive better than he looks in this picture - do the couples have any choice in this theme - I'm wondering how Natalie and Scott got the one they have - something very fishy

    Come on Mattiona all the way through to the final xxxx

  • Comment number 5.

    If Ann goes out this week though I doubt it then come on Matt and Alialiona.

  • Comment number 6.

    I have just bought this week's Radio Times, next week's Radio Times and the Christmas Radio Times where Ann Widdicombe's diary continues to feature in each issue right up to talking about her last dance at Xmas. The feature clearly anticpates that that most inept of dancers will remain in the show. How stupid do you think we all are?

  • Comment number 7.

    Ann Widdecomb has to go out this week. Enough is enough, it's not funny any more. Allez Pamela & James!

  • Comment number 8.

    "lovingchrisandola" I couldn't agree with you more!! Something very fishy going on with the Scott love in! He has danced badly 3 out of the last 4 weeks and still praise is being heaped on him!! Very fishy indeed!
    So glad to read that I'm not alone in my thinking that there is a distinct bias in the judges treatment of Scott!
    And what's the betting no matter what he'll be awarded at least two 10's this evening! :(
    Go on Matt / Pamela / Kara - Ye are all brilliant xxx

  • Comment number 9.

    I really do hope that Ann will leave this week. I has become ridiculas that in a dancing show, she does not dance. The professionals put many hours of time to enable their partners to progress as dancers, and this farce goes on week after week. Why have judges if the judging isn't about dancing, you might just as well have a panel of veiwers or comics or cricketers. Come on now enough is enough.

  • Comment number 10.

    Looking forward to tonight's show but PLEASE get rid of Anne (and then Gavin). There are such great dancers apart from them and I really want to see the best one win. Anne was amusing for a few weeks - but enough is enough!

  • Comment number 11.

    Not sure about Matts jive - not as good as Scott's I have to say.

  • Comment number 12.

    Come on Pamela - she is brilliant.

  • Comment number 13.

    well done Pamela but Matt still my fav

  • Comment number 14.

    SERIOUSLY unhappy with Gavin's TWO 9's!? Why was he awarded them? he did not deserve them AT ALL! what he and Katya performed was not week 10 choreography and although it may be his best dance, it was not equal to other, but similarly scored dances!!!!!! :( If he doesn't go out this week I won't be happy!! Please do not vote for Gavin!!!

  • Comment number 15.

    Good evening.I believe we have points problem BBC/SCD !! We have 6 couples who are given points by the panel of judges.These are the listed in numerical order from 1-6.
    1st place- 6 pts
    2nd " - 5 pts
    3rd " - 4 pts ) joint
    3rd " - 4 pts )
    5th " - 2 pts
    6th " - 1 pt
    NOT 3 points for 5th and 2 points for 6th ( ie. last )

  • Comment number 16.

    At last, the judges finally telling it like it is with A&A, apart from Craig who has always been true to the spirit of the competition. She really will have to have a very thick skin to go on enjoying being in the competition . All the other dancers were great, especially Kara and Pamela. COME ON THE GIRLS [except Ann]

    However I must congratulate Ann for her work with the donkeys in Israel, for that reason I don't dislike her as much as I did BUT please let the good , no FABULOUS , dancers go through this week PLEASE.

  • Comment number 17.

    Pamela and Kara danced wonderfully -- lovely Viennese waltz and striking tango. Again, everyone but Ann danced well. Too bad she seems destined to beat out many who have obviously worked hard and have talent. Sad that many viewers either have no clue about good dancing or just want to make a joke out of Strictly Come Dancing by continuing to support Ann.

  • Comment number 18.

    We were very disappointed tonight, to see that the BBC footage that was filmed during the week at Gavin Henson's old school, was not used during tonights programme. The children and the school are so proud of Gavin and were so looking forward to seeing the footage. I'm saddened for all of the children who would have been sat tonight waiting to see the footage on the TV. Shame on the BBC!

  • Comment number 19.

    i really thought kara deserved tens tonight she was brill, even ann wasnt too bad haha,gavin is so big headed its amazing he gets through the doors at the bbc.

  • Comment number 20.

    Ann needs to go it's a dance competition. She is fun but enough is enough.

  • Comment number 21.


    What is it about Matt and Aliona, I personally think as usual they were undermarked, they deserved at least 3 10's. Scott was not as good as he should be and it is about time 'Pretty Boy Gavin was knocked out. I do not think that Katya and Atrim deserved the high marks that they got.
    I do think that it is a Stitch Up and the final result is all cut and dried.

    If this is so I shall not be watching Strictly again, it is about the dancers not about the personality of the Celebraties or the Professionals, surely they should be judged on that merit alone.

    Once again I think it os about time the BBC got rid of Alesha, she is absolutely useless as a judge. I think the BBC should approach Karen Hardy who is a professional dancer and does know what she is talking ahout.

  • Comment number 22.

    what a FANTASTIC opening to a show that ive seen in all serious, way to go SCOTT and NATALIE - fantastic

    the other dances were brilliant too, even Ann danced tonight was great. but must agree with the judges - again- it time the we the public got serious and vote her out tomorrow/tonight.

    again WHAT AMAZING dances tonight. Loved MATT and ALIOLA too,
    well done everyone

  • Comment number 23.

    I really enjoyed tonight's show but one of the reasons I watch is for the beautiful girl's costumes. Lovely flowing dresses have been less obvious this year, tonight Natalie could have worn a lovely flowing gown rather than a bikini. Ballroom dances look much more dramatic with dresses flowing around their ankles ref. Pamela & Kara.

  • Comment number 24.

    Loved Pamela and James, their dance was absolutely breathtaking all the way through. What a great birthday present for Pamela (with four tens).

    Enjoyed Kara and Artem's dramatic Tango too!!

  • Comment number 25.

    Pamela and James were wonderful tonight as were all the others with the exception of Ann who was awful as usual, she must go out otherwise it is a farce, not a competition.
    Not pleased to hear Ann is to go on the tour as I have booked my tickets and she will ruin it as she has almost ruined the show for me. If she doesn't think it's a dance competition why are the professionals working so hard. Poor Anton surely he doesn't want to win in such a stupid way...his street cred will be zero!

  • Comment number 26.

    How Grooooovy were Matt and Aliona????? Given a seriously hard theme and song to jive to he did a fantastic job!!!!! Wonderful acting throughout by a PRESENTER... not actor! And wow, that back somersault. Undermarked once again. Pam and Kara danced beautifully too and although Gavin did dance much better this week he is still way behind those 3. Don't know why he got 9s. I think the BBC should now listen to the viewers and step Alesha down as a judge, she has had 2 years, long enough for someone who doesn't know about dancing......and longer for someone who murders the English language each week. Karen Hardy would be a wonderful replacement, as would Lilia...... who seems to have disappeared. Also, Len has totally gone down in my estimation, has his favourites and maximises their marks each week. I would suggest Craig steps up as head judge as he is fair and consistent, with someone like Matthew Cutler or Ian Waite taking over.
    Enjoyed movie week, but again strange scoring! Yeah baby!

  • Comment number 27.

    I'm pulling my hair out. Halloween themed night, spoilt the dances, and tonight the same for the unfortunate ones like Matt. If he had been able to do a traditional jive as Scott did, he would have got four 10's. Last week Aliona messed up his American smooth. She has the most talented celebrity, why is she not getting out of him what Natalie gets out of Scott....... I also feel the judges are biased against Matt. Scotts scores last week were a JOKE.

  • Comment number 28.

    Pamela and James are the best I've ever seen on the show I am in awe of Pamela she is a m a z i n g well done keep up the great work oh and James is great too

  • Comment number 29.

    To Curly Girl

    I am sure you are entitled to a refund of your Tour tickets under the trade descriptions act.

    It is being sold as a dance extravaganza - Anne does not and never will dance. If there were a mass demand for refunds perhaps BBC would have to concede that 'the customer is always right' I was lucky I heard about Anne so I did not buy the 4 tickets I had planned as Christmas gifts. £240 is a lot of money to waste.

    Why did'nt Kara get 4 tens last night she was every bit as good if not better than Pam, oh! I forgot it weas not her birthday was it. If points were awarded strictly for ability Anne would not get any. 5 every single week from Len - is he past it.

  • Comment number 30.

    Fantastic programme. I would like Matt to win but would not be dissappointed if Pamela Stevenson did.
    On the other hand Anne is hilarious, a great tonic and brightens the show. She is a big favourite of the viewers and if she gets their vote she deserves to win- anyway if not for Ann, Anton deserves credit for his efforts!! ???? Anton the next Brucie.

  • Comment number 31.

    everyone who posts on this site seems to want ann to go. WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP VOTING?! its a dance show people!

  • Comment number 32.

    It must be lovely, having been a not terribly well liked politician, for Ann to feel so many people are keeping her in, even at the expense of so many good dancers. If it is genuine affection, great. We all like that, If it is cruel people laughing at her ,to see what Anton can come up with next, not so great. Either way she is here, but the contrast between Pam aged 61, and Ann, aged 63, is almost tragic. Good luck for the final Pam! Judith bristol

  • Comment number 33.

    I was surprised to receive a message stating that my comments had been withdrawn. I do however accept the terms and conditions and quite understand the need to monitor. However, I cannot remember any offensive comment or language which may have upset anyone . I honestly think that Alesha Dixon is a poor judge and ahould go and also feel that Bruce Forsyth needs to be replaced for the next series. Pamela is by no means the best dancer but the routine from Ghost showed off her ability very well. If there is some other reason for the withdrawal of my comments then I cannot think what it could be but since I will not be watching in future it is of no consequence.

  • Comment number 34.

    James and Pamela - stupendous. Spine tinglingly fantasmagorical. Ann - please - its not a popularity show - if it was you would win. this is a dance competition - you shouldn't be here now.

  • Comment number 35.

    I would rather hear all of the judges comments if there is not enough time tell Bruce to cut the silly jokes it is after all Strictly Come Dancing not the Bruce Forsyth Show!!!

  • Comment number 36.

    I agree that this is a dance competition and can see why people get angry at this stage that Ann is still in - I too think it's now at a stage where it would be a shame for her to stay in at the cost of a real potential winner. HOWEVER, the judges are out of order to make the harsh comments they made last night - even Alesha saying that Ann had made no progress when clearly Ann actually danced some steps last night and made an effort to dance rather than be part of a comedy act for probably the first time so far! If the judges want it to be a dance competition why do the programme organisers (do the judges have any say) invite people like Ann to take part when clearly she doesn't have any natural ability or physique to dance?? Ann has entered into this programme with enthusiasm and good humour and IS making an effort. I'm beginning to wonder how much of the judges comments and scores are a fix - perhaps there should be a clearer indication of what they are looking for in a winner if they are taking it so seriously ie someone who has improved the most, has the most ability, is the most game to take part???? Also, are they scoring everyone individually or comparing them - if individually then Matt should have had higher scores - and probably 10s - a lot earlier! If Ann does win then I hope she sticks by her word and gives Anton the trophy as he has obviously worked like a trouper with her and good for her to have taken part too. Rant over!! :D

  • Comment number 37.

    Matt is the best i think the judges under mark him every week, they seem to pick on really small things and mark him down for them, while others seem to be marked up. Scott gets marked up every week why? have thejudges already decided who they want to win, or at least who gets to the final. i think Matt has been best all the way through this, Matt to win. Last week should have been a 40, this week Austin Powers was they only dance that had any real link to the film.

  • Comment number 38.

    ali-r I quite agree, if some one else goes out tonight instead of Ann it's making a mockery of the whole show, the others have come so far, some of them could not dance! now look at them, it's all very well for Ann to say as long as the public keep voting she'll stay, I'd respect her more if she herself said it was about time she went, as you said enough is enough, j62

  • Comment number 39.

    Good greif, I'm sorry but Pamela is Ok, but she is no where near as good as both Matt and Kara! How did she get 4 10's..............no, I am a dancer and I can tell you she is NOT perfect! Well done for her learning the routines etc but she is often very 'clompy' aand her top half of her body is tense and her shoulders are often too high and yet no comments from the judges........biased maybe???

  • Comment number 40.

    The next to go out after Ann should be Gavin!Q he has no personality at all, why he went into the show is beyond me, he looks self conscious all the time he is on the dance floor, which lets face it you can't be, you have to go for it, and he doesn't, does anyone else agree with me, or am I the only one who thinks this?!! j62

  • Comment number 41.

    The celeb who I think is amazing is Pamela, if I look that at 61 boy will I be happy, she's amazing, she so graceful and yet she can be raunchy and cheeky, well done Pamela, j62

  • Comment number 42.

    This is for aerohead, I totally agree Bruce should go, and I've also been told off, (it was in the last series that happened) a younger man should replace him. Your other comment I don't agree with Alesha is good, she's not a professional no, but she does understand what the celebs go through, when she took part in it, she won the series, so yes I think she should be there, I never liked Arlene, so a big YES to Alesha no doubt I'll be told off now!, but we live in a democracy so as long as I don't use bad language, or I'm nasty, my comments should be put out, j62

  • Comment number 43.

    I feel sorry for Anton, for years he's gone out early, this year he's still in, I hope next year if he's still with the show, he gets a worthy partner who can go all the way in the show, for the right reasons, Ann should go, she can't dance, and I feel sorry for the others, and for Anton himself, he's a professional dancer, not a joke, j62

  • Comment number 44.

    I think the judges are annoyed that the dancers who are being voted out, is because of Ann staying in, the other dancers have come on so well, Ann is no good and should leave! if that's being nasty then I'm sorry, all I speak is the truth, it would be a crying shame if Pamela or Kara was voted out and Ann stayed in!!, come on I'm right, for god sake, does anyone else agree with me j62

  • Comment number 45.

    The Results Show is less than 10 minutes away. If you're watching and want to have your say, join in the discussion here

  • Comment number 46.

    ALL the Dancers are brilliant, but what a fantastic Band we have each week. Please! Please! lets have "A Night with the Fabulous Stricktly Band and the Brilliant team of vocalists" What a show that would be????????????///

  • Comment number 47.

    Ann voted off before Scott- travesty! he may be a slightly more talented dancer but has no where near the personality or overall entertainment value. Ann, you were great!!!

  • Comment number 48.

    Scott has been superb for 10 weeks and could have been knocked out!!! what are people seeing in Gavin that i'm not, he is totally rubbish, clumsy and boring!!

  • Comment number 49.

    Completely agree, biba (comment 27). I watch SCD to see dancing, to see people who have never danced improve from week to week and learn new things. This series there have been too many props, too many themes and too many 'stories', all at the expense of the dancing.

  • Comment number 50.

    @ all the comments against Gain and Katya,
    before you say Gavin and Katya's foxtrot was in any way bad, you should look at the scoring. They got 33, which is pretty good by everyone's standards. Then, if you look at everyone elses Foxtrots, they actually got the joint highest score of the entire series, along with Pamala and James. That means they got higher scores than Kara and Matt. So it was actually a really good performance and the top so far.
    Oh and in answer to your question tlbloveshoes, I am seeing in Gavin, a man who is completly out of his comfort zone, but still trying incredibly hard to do well and plaese Katya. I don't even care if he is the worst dancer left in, I will still vote for them as many times as I can as I know how much he wants to be get through. (Plus they are my altime favouite couple, but that's beside the piont)


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