The 12 remaining contestants in Strictly Come Dancing have performed the jive and the tango in their latest bid to stay in the competition.
For the first time this series, both the male and female contestants performed in the same show. The first week saw the men performing, while the ladies took their turn in the second week.
This week, Gabby Logan and James Jordan kicked things off with a jive to Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting – and got a thumbs-up from the judges. “You just showed us what we’re looking for!” Len Goodman told the pair.
Gethin Jones and Camilla Dallerup followed with a tango to Spandau Ballet’s Gold – which divided the judges.
However they saved their criticism for Penny Lancaster Stewart and Ian Waite, and their jive to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now. Craig Revel Horwood described the performance as “gangly,lumpy, laboured”, while Bruno Tonioli said they were “a little bit fuzzy”.
There was little praise for Kenny Logan and Ola Jordan either, whose tango, to Blondie’s Call Me, was criticised by Arlene Phillips for its “nasty footwork”. “You went for it like Conan The Barbarian!” added Bruno.
Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace followed with a jive, while Kate Garraway and Anton Du Beke were next on the floor, performing a tango – and failing to impress the judges for the second week running.
Dominic Littlewood and Lilia Kopylova were better received, however, as were Letitia Dean and Darren Bennett with their tango. Kelly Brook, Alesha Dixon and John Barnes also got the thumbs-up from the judges
However there was a mixed response for Willie Thorne’s tango. “You looked so uncomfortable, like a polar bear in the Sahara,” quipped Bruno. And Craig said the snooker legend was “hunching like a walrus” during the dance.
The results will be revealed on Sunday evening’s show.