It’s the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing 2009 – but will Ali, Chris or Ricky triumph? All of them performed an Argentine Tango to try and win a final place
Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan kicked off the show with a reprise of their rumba from earlier in the series
Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe reprised their waltz, and it was just as well-received this time around as it had been previously
Chris and Ola returned to the floor with a high-powered Argentine Tango that won favour with the judges
Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna reprised their American Smooth from earlier in the series, which had previously won them full marks from the judges
And once again she scored perfect 10s across the board – only the second time that has happened this series
Finally Ricky and Natalie performed a scorching Argentine Tango that won raves from the judges
He scored full marks from everybody but Craig Revel Horwood – much to the other judges’ disgust
Not content with being a guest judge, ballerina Darcey Bussell took to the dancefloor for the first time in two years
However she hung up her ballet shoes to perform a jive with series professional Ian Waite
Chart-topper Lily Allen was a special guest on the show, performing before the results were announced
Then it was time for the results. And the first couple through to the final are – Ricky and Natalie!
And the second couple through is – Chris and Ola!
However this meant that Ali became the latest person to leave the competition
And the others were also sorry to see the actress leave. But will Chris or Ricky be series champion…..?