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Strictly Come Dancing

  • 2017
  • Season 15
  • Music
  • Reality

Summary

Celebrities take to the dance floor to perform a dazzling display of ballroom routines.

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Episode 21: Week 11: Musicals Week

Summary

In the Musicals Special there is an Oliver themed pro dance and the remaining 6 couples all perform musical based dances for the judges. Joint top of the judges leader board with scores of 39 each are Debbie and Giovanni for their Cats themed American Smooth and Alexandra and Gorka for their Mary Poppins themed Charleston. Joint bottom with scores of 29 are Gemma and Aljaz for their Hello Dolly themed Quick Step, and Davood and Nadiya for their Phantom of the Opera themed Argentine Tango.

Review

It’s show tunes week on the Strictly dancefloor. Occasionally, this has been more Borehamwood than Broadway, but it’s never been a total Rocky Horror Show. It’s also given us some fab-u-lous dances such as Jay McGuiness’s exquisite rumba and Abbey Clancy’s perfect salsa.

But first, in the hope that the entire audience will ask for some more, the professionals and celebrities perform a routine based on Oliver! That should at least take our minds off all the headlines and tweetings about favouritism. Some have alleged that those who signed up for the Strictly Come Dancing tour have been kept in the competition longer than they deserved, but – shock horror – having Debbie McGee against Jonnie Peacock in the dance-off put paid to that theory.

Whatever your view about the voting system, there’s no denying that there have been some odd decisions from the gang of four. No wonder viewers are muttering this wouldn’t have happened if Len Goodman had still been head judge.

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2017-12-02
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Credits

Cast

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Self - HostTess Daly
Self - HostClaudia Winkleman
Self - AnnouncerAlan Dedicoat
Self - Head JudgeShirley Ballas
Self - JudgeBruno Tonioli
Self - JudgeCraig Revel Horwood
Self - JudgeDarcey Bussell
Self - BandleaderDavid Arch
Self - ContestantGemma Atkinson
Self - ContestantAlexandra Burke

Crew

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DirectorNikki Parsons
WriterRob Colley
WriterShaun Pye
ProducerNicola Fitzgerald
ProducerLeah Lewis
ProducerKieran O'Brien
ProducerSophie Pajak
ProducerDebbie Reece-Bloch
EditorMike Green
EditorSam Ralli

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  • Summary

    In the Musicals Special there is an Oliver themed pro dance and the remaining 6 couples all perform musical based dances for the judges. Joint top of the judges leader board with scores of 39 each are Debbie and Giovanni for their Cats themed American Smooth and Alexandra and Gorka for their Mary Poppins themed Charleston. Joint bottom with scores of 29 are Gemma and Aljaz for their Hello Dolly themed Quick Step, and Davood and Nadiya for their Phantom of the Opera themed Argentine Tango.

    Review

    It’s show tunes week on the Strictly dancefloor. Occasionally, this has been more Borehamwood than Broadway, but it’s never been a total Rocky Horror Show. It’s also given us some fab-u-lous dances such as Jay McGuiness’s exquisite rumba and Abbey Clancy’s perfect salsa.

    But first, in the hope that the entire audience will ask for some more, the professionals and celebrities perform a routine based on Oliver! That should at least take our minds off all the headlines and tweetings about favouritism. Some have alleged that those who signed up for the Strictly Come Dancing tour have been kept in the competition longer than they deserved, but – shock horror – having Debbie McGee against Jonnie Peacock in the dance-off put paid to that theory.

    Whatever your view about the voting system, there’s no denying that there have been some odd decisions from the gang of four. No wonder viewers are muttering this wouldn’t have happened if Len Goodman had still been head judge.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2017-12-02
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Self - HostTess Daly
    Self - HostClaudia Winkleman
    Self - AnnouncerAlan Dedicoat
    Self - Head JudgeShirley Ballas
    Self - JudgeBruno Tonioli
    Self - JudgeCraig Revel Horwood
    Self - JudgeDarcey Bussell
    Self - BandleaderDavid Arch
    Self - ContestantGemma Atkinson
    Self - ContestantAlexandra Burke

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNikki Parsons
    WriterRob Colley
    WriterShaun Pye
    ProducerNicola Fitzgerald
    ProducerLeah Lewis
    ProducerKieran O'Brien
    ProducerSophie Pajak
    ProducerDebbie Reece-Bloch
    EditorMike Green
    EditorSam Ralli
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