This full-on, punchy track should be the perfect song to energise Susan and have her Cha Cha-ing around the floor as enthusiastically as she flew around the ballroom last Saturday night. Dare we say it – she might even score over 30…
She’s almost in danger of hovering around that middle danger zone on the leaderboard, and if this Viennese Waltz doesn’t connect with the audience at home as well as some of the other celebrities’ dances, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Mollie landing a shock bottom two.
Simon, Simon, Simon. After starting out pretty strong in week one, Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer and partner Karen Clifton have found themselves languishing near the bottom of the leaderboard week after week. Alongside Charlotte Hawkins, this duo were placed at the bottom of the scores last Saturday but were saved by the public vote and escaped the dance off.
The Charleston is always a fun, score-pleasing dance. But will Simon be able to pull it off? He’s already survived one dance off against Rev. Richard Coles – here’s hoping he won’t be faced with another one.
EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami ended up in the bottom two last week. To say it was something of a shock is an understatement, after he and professional partner Nadiya Bychkova placed eighth from the bottom on the leaderboard after the judges marked his Viennese Waltz.
Jives are pretty much always a crowdpleaser, and we reckon if he can pick himself back up following a disappointing fourth week, this will truly be Davood’s time to shine. Also: who doesn’t love a bit of Billy Joel?
After a few weeks on the trot of high-impact, high-energy performances from the former JLS singer, this Waltz with a pared back song will certainly be a change in tone for him and Janette Manrara. But will it give them a higher or lower score than before?
Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse earned their best score of the series so far in week four with their American Smooth giving them a fantastic 31.
Overall, Jonnie seems to have performed best in the more high-energy, up-tempo routines. With that in mind, we have a sneaking suspicion that taking on the Quickstep can earn him an even greater score this week…
As former professional Joanne Clifton told us, the pair have been really up and down when it comes to the scores. However, we have the quiet suspicion that the Paso Doble is going to be a dance that Joe excels in. Well, to the point where he does better than Ruth and Anton anyway…
This Samba is surely going to go down a storm too. As long as the nation aren’t collectively completely sick to death of this Ed Sheeran song that has been played on YouTube 2.5 billion times. Yep, billion.
The pair still haven’t yet managed to be 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. Maybe the Samba will prove to be her dance?
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday 21st October on BBC1