She might be the bookies’ favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing, but Susanna Reid found herself on rocky ground in Saturday night’s quarter-final.
The BBC Breakfast presenter finished bottom of the judges’ scoreboard during Saturday night’s quarter-final, as she and partner Kevin Clifton took on only the second Argentine tango of the series.
And her luck didn’t improve as the six remaining couples competed against each other in a group ‘swingathon’ – which also saw her finish in last place.
While Susanna won praise for her efforts with the Argentine Tango, the reaction from the judges was largely mixed.
“The steps were there but it lacked mood and atmosphere for me,” Len Goodman said, while Bruno Tonioli called the routine “slightly mechanical” and Darcey Bussell complained the “the flavour was missing”.
Ultimately, it was left to the usually hard-to-please Craig Revel Horwood to lend her a note of support, telling her “I disagree with the rest of the judges…I really loved the routine.”
Saturday’s show once again saw Abbey Clancy finish top of the judges’ scoreboard, this time for her Viennese Waltz with Aljaz Skorjanec.
The model and WAG – who scored the first perfect 40 of the series last Saturday night – once again wowed the judges with her efforts.
“Delightful delilah, totally charmed. You look like a movie star, you dance like a goddess,” Bruno said, while Len added: “I loved the fact there were no gimmicks.”
The results will be revealed on Sunday night’s Strictly, with one couple missing out on a semi-final place.