Welcome back to the second part of this weekend’s #StrictlyLiveBlogging on what has been, well, quite a jam packed edition of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing so far this series, all things considered.
24 hours, seven dances, a Paso Doblathon and a public vote later, another dreaded dance off now awaits. We’ll get going at 6:40pm tonight with our warm up looking back at last night’s dances, and a look ahead to the results show, before we get go live with the BBC One show at 7:20pm.
Don’t forget as always to swipe down or press F5 to refresh for all the dance off news as it breaks, and to leave your comments below or Tweet us using the hashtag #StrictlyLiveBlogging. See you all then!
Evening all! So…where do we even start with last night? Not only did the seven remaining couples dance again last night, but there was also the small issue of a Paso Doblathon, as they all put on their best Paso faces and executed their best cape work in the hope of notching up some extra points.
This meant that Joe and Katya, with a combined score of 44 – 38 from their dazzling Quickstep and 6 points from coming second in the Paso Doblathon – saw them top of the leaderboard.
Debbie and Giovanni finished second with a combined score of 43 – 38 for their Argentine Tango, 5 for the Paso Doblathon where they placed third – with Davood and Nadiya completing the top 3 with a combined score of 39.
Susan and Kevin had a difficult night though, as only 1 point in the Paso Doblathon and 21 for their American Smooth saw them finish bottom of the leaderboard.
So after all that, and with the public vote added, the two lowest scoring couples will compete against each other in the dance off in the hope of reaching Musicals Week next week.
Also tonight, there’s a group dance set at a fashion show from the professionals (and Bruno)…
…plus US pop superstar Kelly Clarkson is performing her latest single live in the studio.
20 minutes to go! Time for our flashbacks to dances from Week 10s past now. First tonight, we head back to 2010, when Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev pulled off a terrific Tango…
15 minutes to go! Our next Week 10 flashback comes from 2012, with Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace’s stunning Tango/Rumba fusion…
10 minutes to go! The third and final Week 10 flashback is from 2009 now – doing their fantastic Foxtrot, it’s Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna…
Here we go people…
Swit swoo at you Oti! Looking so much like Beyoncé here!
Bruno Tonioli or Karl Lagerfeld? You decide…
What are your dance off predictions then? I think Susan and Kevin might be in trouble tonight. Don’t forget to leave your comments below and let us know who you think will be in there!
Time to find out the first lot of couples who are safely through to next weekend’s Musicals Week…
- Mollie and AJ!
- Joe and Katya!
And the first couple in tonight’s dance off are…Alexandra and Gorka. Got to say not surprised at that!
Time now for Kelly Clarkson, performing her new single “The Meaning of Life” live. Always been a fan of Kelly’s – loving this song of hers, definitely at the more soulful end of her remit! Loving Gorka and Janette’s routine to this too!
Here comes the second set of couples safely through to next week…
- Debbie and Giovanni!
- Gemma and Aljaz!
- Davood and Nadiya!
Which means Susan and Kevin are in the dance off. I totally called that!
Dance off time now. Alexandra and Gorka are doing their Rumba again next.
Well this is already better than last night – the musicality is so much better captured in this version of the dance. I think it’s safe to say she’s safe (that sounds weird).
Susan and Kevin dancing their American Smooth again now. Not their best dance and so obvious they’re going home but I will miss them. One of my favourite partnerships on this series by far!
The judges are now voting for who they are saving – here we go:
- Craig is saving Alexandra and Gorka…
- Darcey is also saving Alexandra and Gorka…
- Bruno is also saving Alexandra and Gorka…
- And Shirley would have also saved Alexandra and Gorka…
Which means Susan and Kevin are now out of Strictly Come Dancing 2017. Gonna miss them!
That’s it for another weekend of #StrictlyLiveBlogging guys – thanks again for reading along this week. We’ll see you again for Musicals Week next Saturday and Sunday, and in the meantime…keeeep live blogging and dancing!
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