But time stands still for no man – not even Aston from JLS – and already we’re looking ahead to this Saturday when the remaining nine celebrities will have to recover from the palpable shock and perform once again.
Here’s everything you need to know – from the songs and dances to what time Strictly’s on.
Where do we start with these two? Not only do Anton’s outfits seem to be getting increasingly camp and outrageous every week, but last Saturday these two managed to top their personal best. And we’re not talking about the scores.
It was hilarious and very entertaining. But the competition is getting serious now, and they are arguably the weakest dancers left in the competition. Will they be able to make it to Blackpool regardless?
If we’d have said at the start of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing that Debbie McGee (yep, that Debbie McGee) was going to be the first celebrity to score a perfect 40, you’d have thought we were playing a trick on you.
Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton had a right old laugh with their Jive last week, but they’re going to have to swap the silliness for seriousness as they take on the dramatic Tango for week 8.
Their scores have been almost as up and down as Kevin, who’s been on the train travelling to and from Glasgow every week. Fingers crossed they can improve on last week’s score of 29 with this performance.
No pressure, Alexandra. This is set to be the very first Argentine Tango of the whole series, and with her and Gorka at the helm we’re basically expecting something amazing.
When done well, Argentine Tangos can pick up incredible scores and after achieving two scores of 39 in the past few weeks, we’re wondering if Alexandra will be able to match Debbie and pick up a perfect 40 this Saturday?
Oh dear. We don’t really know where it’s all going wrong for Mollie King, but she’s landed in the bottom two for two weeks on the trot and she’ll be desperately hoping not to make it a third with this Paso Doble.
Although no-one was shocked when the judges voted to save Mollie over Simon Rimmer, viewers were left somewhat open-mouthed when Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas opted to send Aston Merrygold home.
Let’s hope the only drama Mollie has to deal with this Saturday is in the Paso.
Almost out of nowhere, Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova did something amazing last weekend. Their American Smooth earned them a whopping 35 points – a full 10 points more than they’d received the previous week.
Have things finally clicked? Well have to wait until Saturday to find out, but generally, celebs can’t go too far wrong with a Charleston. We have high hopes, Davood!
Last week, Shirley Ballas described Joe McFadden as a dark horse of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. And we get the feeling she might be right.
His Charleston with Katya Jones was one of the highlights of the night, but now he faces an altogether different prospect. For male celebrities in particular, the Rumba can be a tricky beast. So far this year, Davood is the only male celeb to attempt it – and he got a score of 25. Oops. Don’t worry Joe, we have every faith in you!
What went wrong last week, Gemma?! It was a shame that the former Emmerdale actress had a bit of a duff week with her Salsa only earning her a 5 from Craig and 7s from the other three judges.
For the past few Saturdays she’d been getting better and better, so let’s just hope that last weekend’s performance was a bit of an anomaly and that Gemma will be back to her best with this Viennese Waltz.
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday 11th November on BBC1
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