With Shirley Ballas asking Gemma to work on her characterisation in the dances, taking on the Paso Doble will surely prove to be make or break when it comes to the former Emmerdale actress being able to bring a strong character and act out her performance. Combined with a strong choice of music, we have high hopes for Gemma in week four.
There were tears of stress and happiness for Susan Calman when she discovered that she’d been voted through Movie Week and made it to week four of Strictly. Now, the comedian and her partner Kevin Clifton will definitely have a reason to smile when they dance a Quickstep to this endlessly joyful ditty.
They haven’t yet scored anything over 22, but will this be the week they nudge up the leaderboard?
After two weeks of scores in the 20s, Movie Week brought Mollie King and pro dancer AJ Pritchard a score of 30. Up until now, the only Salsa that a celebrity has performed this series was Aston and Janette’s in week two, which scored 32 and took the roof off the studio at Elstree.
So Mollie has a lot to expectations to live up to, but we think this week could bring The Saturdays singer her highest score of the series yet.
EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami has received scores of 27, 27 and 25 over three weeks of Strictly, but we haven’t seen much of his serious, elegant side. So far, it’s mainly been hip thrusts in Shirley Ballas’ face for his Stayin’ Alive Samba and whizzing about in the Quickstep. Hopefully partner Nadiya Bychkova will be able to bring his brooding side out a bit more and he’ll be able to deliver a flawless Viennese Waltz to this romantic song.
Aston Merrygold unsurprisingly topped the leaderboard in Movie Week with Janette Manrara as their Cha Cha to Can’t Stop the Feeling earned them near-perfect 9s from all of the judges.
They again have a speedy and fun performance to bring this week as they gear up to dart around the dance floor to this ELO classic. From day one we’ve thought these two were the ultimate pocket rockets in the competition, and this should definitely be a good routine for the pair of them. Could it be Aston’s first 10 of the series?
Comedian and TV presenter Brian Conley and pro Amy Dowden got their best score yet of 22 in Movie Week. Brian, who had previously scored 16 and 19, was absolutely elated to be given a 5. Bless.
However, a Paso Doble proved to be the undoing of Rev. Richard Coles after he was sent home following his Flash Gordon-inspired routine. Could the same happen to Brian this week? Either way, it looks like we’re about to see some more comedy capers if this song choice is anything to go by…
Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse earned their best score of the series so far in Movie Week, nabbing a respectable 25. Their combined score puts them slap bang in the middle of the pack, but can he lift his game with a slow, dramatic sucker punch of a dance? Let’s see how the Paralympian performs…
It has all the hallmarks of having ‘classic Strictly performance’ written all over it. At week four, the standard of the celebs’ dancing is increasing, Jives always go down a storm and this song is very punchy and iconic.
After only achieving 9s so far, we think it’ll be a race between Alexandra and Aston for who can get the first 10. But we can see her pipping the former JLS singer to the post. It’ll be like X Factor 2008 all over again…
Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke might have had a bit of a stumble with the Rumba last week, but will they be able to pull it back with a Tango?
They haven’t yet been awarded anything over a 6 by any of the judges for any of their dances. Although that’s pretty run-of-the-mill for Anton, we think Ruth has it in her to be able to at least get a 7. We’re hoping this Tango will be the dance for her!
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday 14th October on BBC1