Susanna Reid went all sexy this week. Our favourite BBC Breakfast presenter, tasked with being an Indiana Jones-style heroine, wore skimpy fringing for a skirt and moved in ways her male fans have previously only dreamt of.
You couldn’t fault her enthusiasm but at times her facial expressions revealed she was as shocked as the rest of us that the Strictly powers that be were making the fairly prim and proper presenter thrust her scantily clad crotch at Len Goodman. Susanna tried her very best, but only Shakira can shake her hips like that.
As Mark Benton prepared to step under the glitterball to perform to an “urban rap, hip-hop song” Brucie was confused, asking just what was this strange, new-fangled genre?
Instead of pointing out that MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This was actually released 23 years ago in 1990, the show’s producers instructed the veteran performer to pull this face. Well, Brucie’s done many things in the name of entertainment. He’s a professional. We’re sure he didn’t bat an eyelid. And aren’t you jolly glad?
If there’s one performance from Saturday night worth watching, this is it. Mark Benton was brilliant (especially in slow-mo) and his portly physique looked magnificent shrouded in gold. Strictly at it’s best, we’re sure you’ll agree.
4. Bruno got the giggles. Again.
Strictly’s Italian judge Bruno Tonioli isn’t one to do things by halves. But this week, his abundant enthusiasm and European gusto almost caused him an injury…
As the panel descended into chaos laughing at a bottom joke (they are the best, aren’t they?) Tonioli failed to keep his own on his chair and slid spectacularly from his judging throne. That’s the beauty of live TV for you.
5. Ben Cohen took his top off
Our new ‘one to watch’? That’d be rugby player Ben Cohen. The stocky wing flexed his muscles this week, throwing his tiny professional partner Kristina Rihanoff around with ease during their rhythmic salsa. Grinning and looking completely at home on the dance floor, Cohen earned his best score of the series so far and won over the judges.
We reckon he’s on the up. And not just because he took his top off. Honest!
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