Welcome back people to your second dose of #StrictlyLiveBlogging for this weekend. Tonight, the fourth couple are about to be voted off in tonight’s dance off and thus bring 12 down to 11 in BBC celebrity dance series Strictly Come Dancing.
We’ll be warming up with a look back at last night’s dances at 6:30pm, before we go live at 7:15pm along with the results show on BBC One. Don’t forget as always to swipe down or press F5 to refresh to get all the dance off news as it breaks, and you can also leave your comments below or Tweet us using the hashtag #StrictlyLiveBlogging.
Last night, the fifth live round of dances took place, as the twelve remaining celebrities and their professional partners took to the Strictly floor once again – only to three judges mind, as Bruno Tonioli was off on prior work commitments – in hopes of getting through to Halloween week next weekend.
We saw a return to the top of the leaderboard for Debbie and Giovanni, who scored a maximum of 27 out of 30 for their beautiful Rumba. Elsewhere, Joe and Katya finished just behind them on 26 points – 10 of which were awarded by Shirley – for their traditional and well received Paso Doble.
Elsewhere, as you can see, four couples finished up tied for third and last place, so really, with viewer votes combined, it is all to play for tonight as to who will be in the dreaded dance off. Could we be in for another shock result?
Also on the results show tonight, the professional dancers will open the results show with a 60s, speed dating inspired group Jive.
Plus, chart topping Irish pop rockers The Script are performing their new single, ‘Arms Open’, live in the studio, with an accompanying routine from Oti and Aljaz.
Half an hour to go! Social media was a-buzz with reactions to last night’s show. Comedian (and former Strictly Christmas special 2015 winner) Rufus Hound even made a bold but arguably good claim:
Ace, son of JB Gill, Aston’s former JLS bandmate, did a unique interpretation of Debbie and Giovanni’s Rumba:
And Mollie revelled in her Cinderella like transformation for her and AJ’s Viennese Waltz:
25 minutes to go! Let’s take a trip down memory lane to dances from Week 5s past in Strictly history. First up, from 2014, let’s revisit Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev’s stunning Paso Doble to a Bond theme classic:
20 minutes to go! Our next gem from Week 5s past, from series 7 in 2009, is Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe’s Viennese Waltz:
15 minutes to go! Our final Week 5 flashback takes us back to series 10 in 2012, where we find Pasha Kovalev again, this time with Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh for their Salsa to Beyoncé’s ‘Naughty Girl’:
10 minutes to go…
Who’s going home people? Time to find out…
Fabulous group dance! Taking us right back to the swinging 60s, very Bob Fosse-esque – and serious props to Dianne’s purple boots!
Next week is the most hallowed of Strictly institutions – Halloween week. It’s time to find out which first lot of couples are going to be going through to that week. Here they come…
- Joe and Katya!
- Mollie and AJ!
- Davood and Nadiya!
- Debbie and Giovanni!
- Aston and Janette!
And the first couple in tonight’s dance off…Simon and Karen!
Time now for a performance from The Script – from their number one album ‘Freedom Child’, they’re performing their new single ‘Arms Open’ live, with a routine from Aljaz and Oti!
Great routine, and nice new single. We weren’t too keen on The Script’s last single ‘Rain’ but ‘Arms Open’ is a great single – catchy but soulful pop rock only they do best!
Have to say Darcey looks really lovely tonight – nice dress especially! Also loving that Shirley has explained what a chasse is at last!
Time now to reveal who’s also going through to Halloween week next week…
- Gemma and Aljaz!
- Jonnie and Oti!
- Alexandra and Gorka!
- Susan and Kevin!
- Ruth and Anton!
Which means, as correctly predicted by us last night, means that joining Simon and Karen in the dance off is Brian and Amy!
Eamonn Holmes’ nickname for Ruth is ‘The Witch’…charming!
Simon and Karen are first in the dance off tonight doing their Charleston again to ‘Fit as A Fiddle’ from Singin’ in the Rain. Not gonna be much to call from this I think – Simon’s still making too many mistakes however…
Brian and Amy dancing again next with their Jive. Have to say I think this is actually better than last night. Very close to call tonight I think!
The judges will now vote for who they are saving and sending through to Halloween week next week – here comes the results…
- Craig is saving Simon and Karen…
- Darcey is also saving Simon and Karen…
- Shirley would have also saved Simon and Karen…
Which as a majority vote means Brian and Amy are the fourth couple to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing for 2017.
That’s it for another weekend guys – thanks everyone for reading along again. We’ll see you next weekend for Halloween week – and in the meantime…keeeep dancing and live blogging!
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