Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing

Series 14 - Episode 11



The Curse of Strictly Come Dancing has previously restricted itself to the breakdown of relationships because so many celebrities have been swept off their feet by their professional dancer and left their romantic partners as a result. That doesn’t seem to be the problem this year. Instead there’s been the unprecedented non-dance off of Anastacia, allegations of racism in the voting, the surprise departure of Tameka Empsom and the even more shocking withdrawal for personal reasons of one-time bookies’ favourite Will Young. Let’s hope all other horrors are kept in check until next week’s Halloween-themed show or we really will think Strictly is cursed.

Barring any more accidents, hasty farewells or changes in the Strictly rules, there should now be 11 couples left on the floor. And, if the leader board is anything to go by, Daisy Lowe, Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp should be among them. But fingers crossed Ed Balls and Judge Rinder are too – we could do with a bit of light relief after all this drama.


Last week saw Naga and Pasha voted off when they went up against Anastacia and Brendan in the dance-off, while Ore and Joanne performed a showstopping jive that gained them the first 10s of the series - and saw the sports presenter compared favourably with last year's winner Jay McGuiness. With the bar so high this early on, the rest of the contestants will be keen not to be left behind - although with talented dancers like Danny, Louise and Claudia, that's unlikely to happen as they all take to the floor for a fifth time. Presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. The results are tomorrow at 7.15pm.

Cast & Crew

Host Tess Daly
Host Claudia Winkleman
Judge Len Goodman
Judge Bruno Tonioli
Judge Craig Revel Horwood
Judge Darcey Bussell
Contestant Anastacia
Contestant Claudia Fragapane
Contestant Daisy Lowe
Contestant Danny Mac
Contestant Ed Balls
Contestant Greg Rutherford
Contestant Laura Whitmore
Contestant Lesley Joseph
Contestant Louise Redknapp
Contestant Ore Oduba
Contestant Robert Rinder
Executive Producer Louise Rainbow
Series Director Nikki Parsons
Series Producer Sarah James
Series Producer Robin Lee-Perrella
see more