After some amazing performances last weekend, the bottom two was a bit of a shock for Strictly Come Dancing viewers.


Radio DJ Tyler West found himself in the dreaded dance-off against Tony Adams following a Paso Doble that left him and dance partner Dianne Buswell second from the bottom of the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 leaderboard.

However, when Tony withdrew from the competition due to injury, Tyler secured his place in Week 9 of the contest.

So this week, the remaining Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up will be cheering him on as he fights to stay in the competition and prove his worth on the dance floor.

But what will he be performing to in Blackpool?

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2022 songs and dances for this Saturday have recently been unveiled, and the dancing duo will be bringing the fun with a Salsa to a KC & The Sunshine Band Megamix by KC & The Sunshine Band.

Will he turn things around? In the meantime, here's your guide to Tyler’s career and dance journey so far.

Who is Tyler West?

Tyler West Strictly

Age: 26

Job: DJ, TV presenter and radio host

Instagram: @tylerwestt

Twitter: @TylerWestt

Tyler is a TV presenter, radio host and DJ. He began his entertainment career on CBBC, presenting the likes of MOTD KickAbout and Blue Peter. He currently hosts weekday afternoons on KISS, which earned him an ARIA nomination for Best New Presenter. Previous presenting credits also include stints on MTV News, HQ Trivia and the 2020 EE BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Live Show. In 2021, he launched the BBC Three series Flat Out Fabulous.

Tyler's Strictly journey


Week 1: American Smooth (4+5+7+6) = 22

Week 2: Jive (7+8+8+8) = 31

Week 3: Charleston (9+10+10+9) = 38

Week 4: Couple's Choice (8+9+10+10) = 37

Week 5: Tango (8+8+8+8) = 32

Week 6: Cha Cha Cha (7+9+9+10) = 35

Week 7: Viennese Waltz (7+7+7+8) = 29

Week 8: Paso Doble (6+8+8+9) = 31

West and his partner Buswell came in at a respectable 11th place on the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 leaderboard after dancing the American Smooth to Harry Styles's Falling in Week 1.

Head judge Shirley Ballas praised the couple for attempting the adventurous angel lift in the routine. "Any girl would feel safe doing any kind of tricks [with Tyler],” she said.

Since then, though, their scores have soared. Week 2 saw them perform a Jive to Hit The Road Jack, before the couple earned some serious praise - and the first 10s of the series – for their Charleston during movie week and shot to the top of the leaderboard.

Week 4's Couple's Choice saw them drop a few places in the rankings, despite receiving a very impressive 37, and the following week their score fell to a still solid 32 (no mean feat given that Tyler's training was disrupted when he flew all the way to Mauritius and back for his brother's wedding). The Doctor Who-inspired routine clearly impressed Tess Daly, who suggested that Tyler should be the next star to take over the TARDIS.

But Halloween Week and their Cha Cha Cha was a return to form for the talented contestant. Tyler performed the Latin number to catchy hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) by Tanz Orchester Klaus Hallen. And he certainly made an impression, scoring a whopping 35 and flying to the top of the leaderboard once more.

Week 7 wasn't quite as successful. Despite being awarded a solid score of 29 for his Viennese Waltz to I've Been Loving You Too Long by Seal, Tyler found himself third bottom on the leader board.

Unfortunately, Tyler had similar bad luck in week 8 when his Paso Doble performance earned a mixed bag of scores from the judges - ranging from a 6 to a 9 - and he found himself in the dreaded dance off against Tony Adams.

However, due to an injury, Tony withdrew from the competition and Tyler went through to Blackpool week.

What has Tyler West said about joining Strictly 2022?

Speaking of joining the Strictly line-up, Tyler said: "I am SO gassed to be joining the Strictly family! As I started writing this I already got cramp. It’s going to be one crazy incredible journey which will no doubt be SO far outside my comfort zone. It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins."

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 19th November at 7:45pm on BBC One, with the results show airing on Sunday 20th November at 7:20pm.

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