We have just four weeks of Strictly Come Dancing left until the final on the 22nd December 2012 and the couples are really starting to feel the pressure. 

This week on the It Takes Two sofa we've had tears, tales and secrets shared and you've been there every step of the way.

On Monday we said an emotional goodbye to the lovely Richard Arnold and Erin Boag. Martin Duncan wrote that he was "really moved by seeing Richard & Erin's journey" while mairead wrote "boo hoo :-( miss you both already." It is always difficult to see one of our amazing couples leave the show, but when our assistant floor manager Jonathan escorts the couples off as he did below, it makes it a little better...

You can see more of our images in the weekly gallery.

Meanwhile on Wednesday we ran an #askian session with our very own Ian Waite. There were hundreds of comments and here are the one's that Ian answered...

We then had a bit of fun with our resident stats man Russell Grant on Thursday with an #askrussell session as well. Here are his answers...

As ever, Russell did not disappoint with his stats and you can read about the power of 10 in our Strictly stats blog.

Then on Friday we had the classical singing quartet Il Divo popping in to give their opinion on the remaining Strictly couples. They also gave birthday girl, Zoe Ball, a special performance of 'Happy Birthday.' Here's Zoe's reaction when they surprised her live on It Takes Two...

As ever we had birthday wishes coming from everywhere on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. Nadine Erskine said "HAPPY BIRTHDAY Zoe Ball. Hope you're having a lovely day and enjoy your cake!!" while Sarah Entwistle asked whether she could share in a piece of cake... I'm not sure it would arrive in one piece in the post!

Diane summed up the celebrations very nicely, "well Waite and birthday cake. What more can you want?" Very true. Very true.

That's it for this week. Thank you once again for all of your comments and questions. Remember that you can send us questions throughout the week for our guests on It Takes Two. And we'll leave you with this hilarious video of a cute kid going nuts for Strictly Come Dancing (who can blame him!).

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Frank Batty

    on 28 Nov 2012 19:53

    We love the show - and would love to see the Singers on the Sofa with Zoe one day :-)

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Bev diamond

    on 28 Nov 2012 13:04

    Can SOMEONE pls put Zoe out of her misery & give her a dance with Ian Waite in the Christmas special! PLEASE................................

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Sando

    on 27 Nov 2012 18:52

    I just love Karen Hardy, I think she's always fair when analysing the dances. I can't help wondering though: if someone tied her hands together, would she be speechless? :-)

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by p4sha

    on 26 Nov 2012 23:14

    @jenni28 karen twitted Artem was sick and Pasha HAD to save the day... so, as you ask for, a simple explanation

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by lizzybee

    on 26 Nov 2012 17:18

    can you please tell me why strictly is not coming to cardiff next year , my husband and i are so upset that we will not be able to see the tour.

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by SunstoneSmilingSnail

    on 26 Nov 2012 14:41

    Absolutely lovin this series. Just wondered when will the celebrities be asked to do two dances? I thought this had usually happened by now? Is this not going to happen this year? Just want each show to last as long as possible. Thanks

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by janelis

    on 26 Nov 2012 09:43

    What happened to Kimberley's dress? I thought she was going to have a white dress as mentioned on wednesdays program??

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by jen

    on 25 Nov 2012 23:33

    Is there a reason Pasha was dancing with Karen again on the results show ? Hopefully there's a simple explanation as I think it looks like a complete snub to both of their pro partners ( on the show).

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by jackym

    on 25 Nov 2012 23:23

    We felt that Michael was seriously undermarked. You couldn't compare his dance to Lisa's! Why is she always treated more favourably? Michael can't help not being an actor, and surely the judges should take in to account how much he has improved?

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by avpn45

    on 25 Nov 2012 21:29

    Can somebody ask the judges why such discrepency with scoring. Some competitors get high marks purely for performance when others who are technically excellent get marked much lower due to lack of performance. Surely all actors & singers are going to out perform the athletes by nature of their profession!!

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