It’s the quarter-final of Strictly Come Dancing 2010 – and with just six couples left, the stakes are higher than ever….
Scott Maslen and Natalie Lowe kicked off the show with a James Bond-themed Paso Doble – and the EastEnders star doubtless left some viewers hot under the collar with his shirt-ripping antics
Ann Widdecombe once again finished bottom of the heap with her American
Smooth – but at least the audience approved even if the judges didn’t
Groovy baby! Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani’s Austin Powers themed jive began with the TV presenter performing a backflip off the judges’ desk
Pamela Stephenson was the next person to take to the dancefloor – with a very different performance to Matt’s
The pair performed a magical Viennese Waltz inspired by the blockbuster Ghost
The elegant routine was enough to win the comedienne the first full house of the series – with all the judges giving her perfect 10s!
Gavin Henson fared much better this week with his Blues Brothers-inspired foxtrot, with the judges all agreeing he had improved
Kara Tointon rounded off the show with a Moulin Rouge-inspired tango which had the judges in raptures
Sunday’s results show kicked off with a Mamma Mia inspired routine from the professional dancers
Rockers the Manic Street Preachers – an unlikely choice for Strictly Come Dancing – also performed
Scott Maslen and Natalie Lowe looked shocked to learn they were in the bottom two for the first time this series
However Ann Widdecombe looked almost resigned to her fate when she also found herself in the bottom two…..
….and sure enough she became the latest person to leave the competition – in spite of her unwavering support from viewers and audience over the past ten weeks
The former MP said she had had a “tremendous” time on the show and warmly praised partner Anton du Beke. And now five remain to battle it out in next weekend’s semi-final…..