Strictly Week 6



Strictly Week 6 - and the competition hots up.

Live from London - courtesy of the BBC.
This weeks 11 couples are dancing either a Samba or an American Smooth.

First couple to dance were Jade Johnson and Ian Waite dancing the Samba.

They looked really good, a great performance.

The judges said absolutely great, full of attitude - a great start to the evening.

The couple scored a total of 32 points.


Next up were Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan - dancing the American Smooth.

A much better performance this week.

The judges said improved over the last few weeks. Nice lifts and good basic steps. However one said it lacked drive and Chris looked a little too serious.

The couple scored a total of 28 points.


Third couple to dance were Phil Tufnell and Katya Virshilas dancing the Samba.

A good attempt.

The judges said he was flat footed and it looked messy. One said he lacked 'hip-action', but he did well to move fast around the floor. Another said 'he gave it his all'.

The couple scored a total of 25 points.


Couple number four were Zoe Lucker and James Jordan dancing the American Smooth.

I thought they did a good job.

The judges said a well balanced routine and full of sophistication. They said it was elegant and classic.

The couple scored a total of 33 points.


Fifth to dance were Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace dancing the Samba.

A good attempt from Craig.

However the judges said he hadn't improved from last week - it looked awkward. They also said he couldn't deliver, that he was too stiff but he had tried hard.

The couple scored a total of 18 points.


Sixth couple up were Ricky Groves and Erin Boag dancing the American Smooth.

Entertaining as usual - a good performance.

The judges said plenty of content with good turns. They said a most enjoyable routine. His shoulders are still a little 'hunched up', but good work.

The couple scored a total of 29 points.


Seventh to dance were Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe dancing the Samba.

I thought he did a really good job.

The judges said it wasn't perfect - but electrifying. A good effort he attacked the dance. One said he should relax a little more.

The couple scored a total of 32 points.


Eighth on the dance floor were Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone dancing the American Smooth.

A good routine, well executed.

The judges said her nerves showed this week but it was a pleasing performance. Timing and balance was good, it was danced well.

The couple scored a total of 29 points.


Ninth couple were Jo Wood and Brendan Cole dancing the Samba.

She tried hard this week.

However the judges said Brendan 'dragged' her through the dance - they said it was a mess. They called it 'Samba hell'. A complete disaster.

The couple scored a total of 14 points.


Tenth couple to dance were Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna dancing the American Smooth .

They danced really well.

The judges said it was 'magic'. Stunning, stylish and classy, her best dance to date, very well executed.

The couple scored a total of 37 points.


Last couple to dance were Laila Rouass and Anton Du Beke dancing the Samba.

They looked really good, a great effort.

The judges said it has rhythm and bounce but it lacked the 'wow' factor. They said it wasn't bright or colourful. One said, hwoever they captured the 'fun' of the dance.

The couple scored a total of 28 points.


Votes were finally counted and the 2 couples with the lowest scores in the dance-off were - Jade Johnson and Ian Waite against Jo Wood and Brendan Cole.

The couple the judges decided should leave were - Jo and Brendan.

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