Welcome back to the second installment of this weekend’s #AlmostStrictlyLiveBlogging – going under this reanimated title for one week only as the BBC’s hit celebrity ballroom series Strictly Come Dancing celebrates Halloween.
Whilst we bought you our review of last night’s dances earlier on today in lieu of not being able to live blog last night, tonight we are all systems to go to bring you our live blog of this week’s results.
We get going with our warm up at 6:45pm, looking ahead to tonight’s dance off, before we go live with the main BBC One show as always at 7:15pm. Don’t forget to swipe down or press F5 to refresh to ensure you get all the dance off news as it happens, and to leave your comments below or Tweet us using the hashtag #AlmostStrictlyLiveBlogging – here’s to a chillingly ghoul-d evening!
Welcome one and all! So last night, Halloween week arrived on Strictly and with it, the eleven remaining couples taking to the floor for some frightful and thrilling routines.
It was good news for Debbie and Giovanni – not only did Shirley queen the former the new ‘Queen of Latin’, but they came top of the leaderboard for the second week running after getting three 10s and an overall score 39 for their Charleston.
Aston and Janette were just behind them after getting their first two 10s and a total of 38 for their stompin’ Paso Doble, with Alexandra and Gorka’s zombified Tango completing the top 3 with 35 points.
Down at the bottom though, dance off survivors Simon and Karen found themselves in last place again with only 16 points for their American Smooth.
Tonight, the fifth dance off of the series will see eleven couples go down to ten as another Strictly dream becomes a Halloween nightmare.
Also on the show tonight, the professional dancers perform a psychological thriller of a group dance – something about haunting Brendan I believe?
Plus, pop legends Steps are performing their smash hit single ‘Scared of the Dark’ live in the studio!
15 minutes to go! Let’s take a horrifying terror of a flashback to some classic Strictly Halloween routines from years past – starting with the cacklingly hilarious Nancy Dell’olio’s graveyard set Rumba with Anton du Beke in 2011:
10 minutes to go! Our next Halloween flashback is Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton’s gravity defying Wicked inspired Tango from 2014:
5 minutes to go! Our last flashback to Halloween weeks past is from 2010, with Scott Maslen and Natalie Lowe’s chillingly good Viennese Waltz…
Here we ghoullll…!
Oooh. Well they weren’t wrong on the psychological thriller front were they? Poor Brendan. Just hope we don’t get any nightmares tonight!
So…who do we think is heading for the dance off? I think it’ll be Simon again with possibly Jonnie in the dance off after their performances last night…leave your comments below!
Here comes the first lot of couples safely through to next weekend’s live show:
- Davood and Nadiya!
- Debbie and Giovanni!
- Joe and Katya!
- Alexandra and Gorka!
And the first couple in the dance off are…Mollie and AJ! I’m sorry but there’s no way they should be in here!
Time now for Steps performing their smash hit single ‘Scared of the Dark’ from their chart topping album ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’! We love this song *does dance routine*
Poor Claudia! She wasn’t slouching was she?
Here’s the second lot of couples safely through to next week…
- Aston and Janette!
- Susan and Kevin!
- Gemma and Aljaz!
- Ruth and Anton!
- Jonnie and Oti!
Which means Simon and Karen are in the dance off again…and probably heading home (oops!)
Simon and Karen are dancing their American Smooth again. I don’t need to say anymore except they’re going home. Aren’t they?
Time now for Mollie and AJ to dance their Cha Cha Cha again. I mean I know they’re safe anyway because they’re against Simon but still. I am incredulous. This was one of their best dances to date and it’s still amazing!
Time now for the judges to vote for who they are saving from that dance off…
- Craig is voting to save Mollie and AJ…
- Darcey is also saving Mollie and AJ…
- And Bruno is also saving Mollie and AJ…
- And Shirley would have also saved Mollie and AJ…
Which means that, not that we didn’t already know from that, that Simon and Karen are the fifth couple to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing 2017.
That’s it for another weekend and for our Halloween week specials! #StrictlyLiveBlogging returns in its normal live form next Saturday at 6:50pm and Sunday when all ten remaining couples will dance again…until then – don’t have Halloween nightmares and keeeep dancing!
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