Strictly Come Dancing

Musicals Week - Performance

Series 15 - Episode 21 Musicals Week - Performance

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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.

Summary

Only six couples remain in the running, as Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman invite the pro-celebrity duos back to the studio for another round of performances. This time, it is Musicals Week, which means the stars and their professional dancer partners will be tackling popular routines from West End and Broadway shows. The show begins with a group performance taking the form of a routine from the soundtrack of Oliver!, before their stars are tasked with pulling off their individual dances. Judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood are on hand to deliver their verdicts and award points to the most successful stars. However, the competitors' true fate will only be decided once the public has voted.

Cast & Crew

Host Tess Daly
Host Claudia Winkleman
Judge Shirley Ballas
Judge Craig Revel Horwood
Judge Bruno Tonioli
Judge Darcey Bussell
Director Nikki Parsons
Executive Producer Louise Rainbow
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