Strictly Come Dancing 2014 – week three recap: 5 must-watch moments

From Mark Wright's superhero-inspired Paso Doble to Frankie Bridge's leaderboard-topping performance via Scott Mills dressed like a crab - here's your quick recap of this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing...

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Didn’t watch Strictly Come Dancing? Or need a super quick reminder? Never fear, RadioTimes.com are here to recap this weekend’s glitter-coated action on the Strictly dance floor…

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Week three factfile 

Talking point? Guest judge Donny Osmond and his controversial scores

Top of the leaderboard? Frankie and Kevin with 45 points 

Bottom of the leaderboard? Tim and Natalie with 22 points 

Dance Off? Jennifer Gibney’s Mamma Mia vs Simon Webbe’s Top Gun inspired Rhumba

Who left? Jennifer Gibney 


Five must-watch dances

Frankie Bridge 

The Saturday’s star found herself top of the leaderboard this week, with a standing ovation AND the competition’s very first 10. “You’re on fire… I didn’t think you had it in you,” said Darcey, of her feisty Paso Doble to America from West Side Story. 

“Frankie goes to Hollywood and gives us a blockbuster,” said Len, adding that it was the best dance she’d done so far. And it even impressed icy Craig, who called it: “Absolutely dynmanic. Brilliant.” Good going, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VvQiiZvrdI?list=PLjTtZfwwAHxTj-qEjTpbjTao9IwvnWJFm

Pixie Lott

Popstar Pixie found herself second on the leaderboard with a very impressive 43 points this week after a cute Beauty and the Beast themed quickstep. “Fantastic,” said Len, “You are a star.” “A fantastic routine. Brilliant,” said Bruno. “You were divine,” said Darcey.

So to recap, yeah, she was pretty good… 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBJG5bjLOcM?list=PLjTtZfwwAHxTj-qEjTpbjTao9IwvnWJFm

Caroline Flack

“Steamy baby. She’s like a generator of body heat,” growled Bruno after former Xtra Factor host Caroline performed her Rumba to Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. “It was almost perfect. I loved it.”

Space-themed dance even impressed Craig. “I absolutely loved that dance,” he said. Simple, yet incredibly high praise from the hard-to-please judge…   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAefkn3FVuQ?list=PLjTtZfwwAHxTj-qEjTpbjTao9IwvnWJFm

Mark Wright 

Former TOWIE star found himself sixth this week with 35 points, but we think he deserved a little more for this enthusiastic Superman-themed Paso.

Craig confessed he’d never seen a Paso quite like it, which we think Mark should take as a compliment. While Darcey called it “weirdly enjoyable,” adding: “I could see that you believed you were superman, but it just didn’t come out in the whole dance.” 

Len felt similarly, saying that although Mark really went for it, it was slightly over the top in places. Over the top? Never… 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlIxOzmDYUI?list=PLjTtZfwwAHxTj-qEjTpbjTao9IwvnWJFm

Scott Mills

Now Scott isn’t one of the high-scorers, but his fishy first samba of the series reduced Bruno to tears. And probably not in a good way. His pincer-like hand movements and glittery crab get up was enough to entertain us though. Just, sadly, not the judges…

“It was like a lobster on acid. I can’t really think of any other words to describe that,” said Craig. 

“Allergic to shellfish are we, darling?” said Bruno. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xc5iVxP2R0?list=PLjTtZfwwAHxTj-qEjTpbjTao9IwvnWJFm

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Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6:30pm on BBC1