Former Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson has been hovering around the midway point in the leaderboard for the past couple of weeks, although she improved from 20 points to 26 points between weeks one and two. But if anything can send her soaring to the top it’s surely a super fun, upbeat Charleston with Aljaž Škorjanec to this classic from Disney film The Jungle Book.
Oh dear. We’re sure these song choices were dished out before last weekend, but poor Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins will be hoping to remain firmly out of the Danger Zone after her score of 12 left her at the bottom of the leaderboard in the second week when her Cha Cha was branded a “dance disaster” by Craig Revel Horwood.
We don’t think EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami and partner Nadiya Bychkova need to be worried about stayin’ alive – they’re doing pretty well so far!
After their week one and two performances were combined, they actually ended up fourth overall on the leaderboard with a score of 54, and we think Davood is going to be something of a dark horse when it comes to the Samba…
Comedian and TV presenter Brian Conley and pro Amy Dowden came joint bottom of the leaderboard in week one, and rather unsurprisingly he landed him in the bottom two after the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes were combined. He faced the dance off with Holby City actress Chizzy Akudolu, but she was sent home and he was saved to dance another week.
We can’t really see his prospects looking much brighter after this American Smooth, but who knows! Maybe Amy will be able to inject some Oz-style magic into Brian’s feet.
Oti Mabuse has form when it comes to amazing Paso Dobles, so hopefully she’ll again be able to work her magic with Jonnie Peacock! Last week’s Jive blew everyone away, and fans will be hoping this performance can be just as dramatic and energetic. And what a tune…
Holly City’s Joe McFadden and Katya Jones have had a pretty strong start – but it still feels like we’re waiting for their ‘wow’ moment. Perhaps there’s a graceful and elegant Viennese Waltz in there just waiting to get out. We sincerely hope so, and maybe – just maybe – this will be their week to truly shine?
The former X Factor winner is quickly establishing herself as a very solid all-rounder in both Ballroom and Latin, and we’re in no doubt that she can do the same again with this American Smooth in Movies Week.
Will she be the first celebrity to score a 10 in series 15? Wouldn’t it be loverly…
Oh crikey. Yep, you did read that right – Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke are going to be doing a Rumba this week to the Shirley Bassey classic.
We can already hear Craig gearing up with a “disaaaaster” at the ready – but we’re hoping that particular prophecy won’t come true!
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday 7th October on BBC1
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