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BBC Strictly Suzy | 13:30 UK time, Saturday, 10 December 2011

Television Centre is buzzing this afternoon as our five remaining couples prepare for the semi-final tonight. Each of our duos will be performing two dances in the hope of making it through to Blackpool.

As always, we will be backstage during the dress rehearsal to bring you an exclusive look at each dance. Stay right here to keep up with all the action...

Just look at the anticipation on Harry's face!

Just look at the anticipation on Harry's face!

Jason strips his cardie off to reveal super Strictly sequins!

Jason strips his cardie off to reveal super Strictly sequins!

Two costume changes tonight, just look at the sparkle

Two costume changes tonight, just look at the sparkle

Hello sailor Harry and Aliona

Hello sailor Harry and Aliona

An elegant Waltz from Alex and James

An elegant Waltz from Alex and James

Here's Holly and Artem...

Here's Holly and Artem...

Chelsee and Pasha channeling Hollywood glamou

Chelsee and Pasha channeling Hollywood glamour

Jason and Kristina dance to Michael Jackson, if he's out don't blame it on the boogie!

Jason and Kristina dance to Michael Jackson, if he's out don't blame it on the boogie!

Alex and James getting the semi final party started with a Samba

Alex and James getting the semi final party started with a Samba

Maracas at the ready for Chelsee and Pasha's Paso Doble

Maracas at the ready for Chelsee and Pasha's Paso Doble

Harry and Aliona

Harry and Aliona

Holly and Artem do a modern take on the Charleston don't miss it!

Holly and Artem do a modern take on the Charleston don't miss it!

Lots of Aussie agro and passion

Lots of Aussie agro and passion

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Wishing everyone good luck for tonight.

    Alex this dress is worth a ten it looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Peach shirt Jason, nice one.

    Harry has nothing to worry about he will sail through.

    Chelsee too.

    Holly how I wish you will stay in the competition and see Blackpool. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Comment number 2.

    looking good Team Hali - love the outfits! :)

    wow what a dress Alex! Let's hope it's sewn so you wont get it tangled with your shoes in any way tonight!

    Best of luck tonight both of you!

  • Comment number 3.

    All looking good good luck all

  • Comment number 4.

    Your excellent programme Strictly Come Dancing has a large and enthusiastic audience. At age 83 I still dance ballroom whenever there is an opportunity with a lady, who like me, learnt after the last war when Victor Sylvester was teaching ballroom on the BBC. We and our friends increased our knowledge from him. At the same time Victor Sylvester wrote a book entitled "Modern Ballroom Dancing",published by Herbert Jenkins Limited showing all the steps diagrammatically. I still have my copy but there is no date of publication which is probably recorded at the BBC.The Victor Sylvester Ballroom Orchestra also recorded
    gramophone records on Columbia records for the BBC.

    There are few opportunities up here to dance ballroom and when we do we are approached by young people saying "We would love to do that","where can we learn it",etc.

    Isn't there a golden opportunity to do follow up Strictly with Victor Sylvester type teaching, CDs, booklets etc. to reactivate this type of dancing which is difficult or virtually impossible to do in many parts of the U.K.? I think that this would be greatly appreciated by many of your audience

  • Comment number 5.

    Good luck to all tonight! Enjoy the experience and do your best. Shame Jason has the samba but am sure he will party!

  • Comment number 6.

    well here we go again another night of the judges having their fav's and no matter what Holly, Jason , or Alex dance like will never get great scores

  • Comment number 7.

    well what were the judges watching there NOWAY as good as Holly's last week
    shame for the thrid person in the final because they want Harry and Chelsee only

  • Comment number 8.

    I'm having a Strictly Final party and need to know the time of the broadcast!
    Anyone out there know it!! Carole Sussex

  • Comment number 9.

    As a Scottish Country Dancer, I particularly loved Jason's T-shirt for Wembley.It did make me think a few hours of reels, strathspeys and jigs would help some of the celebrities, e.g. Audley (to get onto the balls of his feet) and Harry (to turn out his wee hen toes) and just think of these two in particular, in kilts!!
    As the show spans St Andrew's night, maybe a Scottish flavour could be injected for a week next year?
    Love the show and think this year has been one of the best yet.

  • Comment number 10.

    What a pity Jason wins because he is Jason, and not on merit.
    Now superior dancers like holly are dropped. How sad is that.
    a middle aged woman on a local news shot said,
    "I'll be voting for jason because I used to watch Neighbours."

    I rest my case

 

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