For the first and only time this series all 14 couples will take to the floor in a ballroom battle that will see one couple going home. Will Victoria have conquered her first night nerves? Will Richard be able to take Bruno's advice and add some 'camp' to proceedings? And can tiny dancer Dani remember to smile?

There's everything to play for! We'll be right by studio door bringing you exclusive quotes and pictures as each couple complete their performances. As always we'd love to know your thoughts...

 "I felt like a princess... but time to put my trackies back on" - Lisa

"They just didn't understand our vision...I thought you were great" - Anton

"I just so badly wanted to do it like I have before... I messed up" - Kimberley

Sid and Ola

"Oh God, it could be a dance off..." - Sid

"Tonight I tried to have fun. I think my frame went because I was having fun" - Johnny

"I've never had Craig say 'fabulous' to me in 7 years!" - James

"That's what I'm talking about! Best score of the night" - Louis

 "I just don't think I was on the money" - Michael

"For Darcey to say it was beautiful was amazing" - Victoria

"I feel like I'm wearing a set of curtains from a static caravan in the 60s" -Richard

 

 

"They said there was a lot of dusting. When I'm out I'll be their cleaner." -Fern

 

"It wasn't a splat because it didn't hurt!" - Dani

"I think you had the PERFECT frame"- Kristina

"It was like we went out and freestyled, I couldn't hear the beat"

It's the Scissor Sisters!

Last minute plaster for Kimberley

Think a body like this builds itself?

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  • Comment number 295. Posted by superiorwee-lassie

    on 18 Oct 2012 15:09

    Nicky and Karen- I really felt for him as he was savaged by the Judges again. I thought he had great energy and really looked like he was having fun. I wish him luck for Saturday.

    Denise and James- The best Jive I have ever seen, no wonder Denise got whiplash with that routine. She did really well with her kicks and flicks and kept up the energy of the dance to the very end.

    Victoria and Brendan- Nice to see Victoria looking more confident on the dance floor. She moved around the dance floor beautifully but do agree with Judges that she needs to work on her turns more as you could see her arm getting in the way as she turned into Brendan. I am really rooting for her.

    Michael and Natalie- I really felt for him. He tried his best and maybe not the best dance for him to have for the second week.

    Dani and Vincent- Loved their Salsa. I liked seeing the fun side of Dani from Ballroom Dani last week. Loved her and Vincent's energy and choreography.

    Richard and Erin- I thought again he did his best, maybe he's more of a ballroom boy but he did get into the fun of the dance.

    Lisa and Robin- Again surprised me, she did a wonderful ballroom dance and I loved the characterization she put into the dance.

    Johnny and Iveta- He was great around the floor and it was a very sweet routine.

    Sid and Ola- I liked it. Yes, there was timing issues but he really gave an energetic performance.

    Fern and Artem- Another alright dance but she does seem to be going in the right direction.

    Kimberly and Pasha- It was nice to see she can do ballroom too. I did see some tension in her body that affected the crispness of the moves but still going in the right direction.

    Jerry and Anton- Better from the week before, Jerry looked so elegant and I enjoyed the routine. Will admit at times, Jerry looked like she was holding onto Anton a little too tightly but not bad for Week 2.

    Louis and Flavia- Louis is a possible double threat, he can do latin and he's not bad in the ballroom department either.

    Can't wait for Hollywood week.

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  • Comment number 294. Posted by sealjay

    on 17 Oct 2012 06:07

    My last comments disappeared for some reason .....

    I'm really excited about this year's contestants and really enjoyed the show. The dance off is back - hooray!

    Nicky and Karen - wasn't particular impressed with the choreography for either week. Nicky is potentially really good and it would be a pity if he went early

    Lisa and Robin - she's great and they make a wonderful partnership. Wasn't quite as taken with the VW as I was with the cha cha, though

    Fern and Artem - they are OK but middle of the leaderboard for me. This week much better than last.

    Kimberley and Pasha - I think Len was so harsh on her - she looked absolutely beautiful floating across the floor in that black dress and Pasha's a good teacher. I hope she doesn't lose confidence.

    Jerry and Anton - got to work on posture. I'd have thought she would have been good at that.

    Richard and Erin - love this pairing. Richard is a hoot and I think there is a dancer in there .... somewhere.

    Victoria and Brendan - I'm not the greatest BC fan. This year he seems to be revelling in his knight in shining armour roll. Once Victoria 'gets it' I think she'll be great.

    Dani and Vincent - another great pairing. I think she'll go far.

    Denise and James - she's used to performing live and it shows. That was an amazing jive.

    Michael and Natalie - what can I say?? Disaaarster darling.

    Sid and Ola - I think he'll do well despite being a bit out of time last it - it didn't notice so much as others - see above.

    Louis and Flavia - I have to agree with Darcey - there was no emotional connection.

    Colin and Kristina - needs to keep his bum in! he could be good though.

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  • Comment number 293. Posted by ellie b

    on 16 Oct 2012 22:59

    After the first 2 live performances I'd say my top 5 contenders are - Louis, Denise, Colin, Lisa and Sid although my opinion could and probably will change over the coming weeks. Great show......keep dancing.

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  • Comment number 292. Posted by JOSP01

    on 16 Oct 2012 21:14

    I feel the need to comment on the positioning of the 'commentary' box that comes up when you hit the red button to get Karen's input on the dances. Why have it anywhere at the bottom of the screen where it stands a good chance of obscuring the footwork? Wouldn't it make more sense to shift it to a corner of the upper half? (Apologies if anyone else has already commented on this.)

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  • Comment number 291. Posted by Brucies_Wig_Rides_Again

    on 15 Oct 2012 20:56

    flatfeet @ 289

    Yes, I do agree.

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  • Comment number 290. Posted by aimeeaimee1000

    on 15 Oct 2012 15:09

    I agree with you 288 Flatfeet Denise and James look way to professional at this early stage the marks are too high as well for them, where can the marks for them go from here? I do not think the celebs that are either in pop groups or stage school trained should really have the advantage with a young pro dancer I think either Kimberley or Denise should have gone with Anton.
    Must finish by saying why is it that James always seems to get a contender never someone elderly or less able !!!! (I dont think it is through his choreography !!!)

    ( I dreamed last night that I was Fern and had danced with Artem on SCD a girl can dream cant she)

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  • Comment number 289. Posted by flatfeet

    on 15 Oct 2012 09:24

    285 do agree with you about Colin and Kristina being out of hold for ballroom but having said this - I think the height difference between these two is very unfair - why on earth they were paired up together in the first place I have no idea. I think they should pay much more attention to getting this detail right at the start of the show. I don't think they will win strictly, but they would have stood far more chance if they were more compatable in this area!

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  • Comment number 288. Posted by flatfeet

    on 15 Oct 2012 09:19

    These first few voting weeks are really dangerous and quite easily teams who don't deserve to leave get voted off. The judges seemed to feel that Johnny just didn't have enough content in his dance although what there was he did well. Michael obviously thought he could easily have left this week and afraid he will do unless they can achieve a great improvement by next week. I am beginning to be concerned how 'professional' at this early stage Denise and James are looking.

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  • Comment number 287. Posted by Strictly_Liz

    on 14 Oct 2012 22:43

    Is it just me or did bandleader Dave Arch particularly enjoy "Mamma do the hump"? I was transfixed by his dancing as much as Vincent and Dani's

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  • Comment number 286. Posted by Rubydoobs

    on 14 Oct 2012 22:32

    I was sorry to see Johnny go, I really thought it would have been Michael Vaughan who was first to leave. I was shocked to see Richard and the lovely Erin in the bottom 2 as I don't think they deserved to be there. It just goes to show that the couples who are just off the bottom of the leader board don't get the sympathy votes. At this stage in the competition my favourite is Lisa, I just love her personality and attitude - she's also very light and nimble on her feet and although I think she will shine more in the Latin dances she showed tonight that she can still be credible in the ballroom. I loved the story telling and the chemistry between her and Robin. I loved Louis and Flavia's Viennese waltz as well, I'm not sure what Darcey was looking at though as I thought there was a connection between the two of them tonight. I thought Denise and James' jive was brilliant as well. Can't wait for next week.

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