A Festive Fling!
Opening with a special seasonal sketch featuring all of the judges, Craig Revel Horwood dressed as a reindeer and a performance of 'Let It Snow' by Rod Stewart this was one Christmas present that didn't disappoint.
Six pairs competed in this one off special: JB Gill, took to the dancefloor with Ola Jordan; star of stage and screen Sheila Hancock danced with Ian Waite, TV's Bobby Ball partnered Katya Virshilas, Blue Peter's Helen Skelton took to the floor with Artem Chigvintsev, comedian Katy Brand danced with Anton Du Beke, and Footballer Fabrice Muamba was partnered with Strictly 2011 professional champion Aliona Vilani.
The morning after the night before
Series Ten of Strictly Come Dancing has finished and it also signals the end for the traditional home of the show - BBC Television Centre - yes Strictly has filmed it's last in the iconic building after a decade in Studio TC1.
But what a fitting send off... Last nights final show was watched by a peak of 14m viewers, with a massive 49.1% share. Seems our appetite for Strictly is still strong!
Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One says :
"Strictly has enjoyed an outstanding year, with dancing and entertainment of the highest quality. Darcey Bussell has been a tremendous addition to our wonderful judges, and there is a positive and warm energy about the show that families and people of all ages have enjoyed. Strictly's warmth is at the heart of its success and I want to thank all those on and off screen for helping to make it such a brilliant series."
In a glittering finale Louis Smith was declared the worthy winner of the show as the score was based 100% on the public vote. Well done Louis and Flavia!
Strictly Come Dancing Final Show Two
Show Two of the Final started on a sad note as we said goodbye to one of our dancing couples - the first two out were Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone. Dani reflected on her time in the show saying she had wished she could have gone further for Vincent who she had obviously bonded with. But sadly it was time out for #TeamSmurf. They didn't get to dance their favourite dance of the Jive but the rest of our finalists did!
SHOW TWO: FAVOURITE DANCES
First up Denise & James who danced their showstopping Charleston from the Wembley week to 'Walk Like An Egyptian'. This was the dance that Craig called the best Charleston of the show! James punched the air when they finished he was so pleased with the performance. Len said he would never forget the dance and Bruno called it 'world class'. Craig said he stood by his original comment which is description enough... They finally score a 40.
Judges Choice and the Showdances
DANCE ONE: JUDGES CHOICE
Kicking off the show Denise Van Outen and James Jordan with their Judges Choice Jive to Tutti Frutti - they only scored 32 last time and Len wanted to see them get the full perfect score this time round. Len thought they 'combined artistry with athleticism' and Bruno called it a 'premium grade Jive'. Craig said the 'timing was impeccable' and called Denise a 'great dancer'. Darcey agreed that the Jive really suited Denise. They scored 39, so only one point from the full score that has alluded them this series.
Favourites, ShowDances and the Judges Choice
What's happening this Saturday night? The details have been revealed! We have all the information here. There's a slight change to the format of the Final this year so here is how it is going to work:Four contestants perform two dances each in the main show – their showdance and the judges choice - then one couple leaves at the top of the second show and the three remaining couples perform their favourite dance from the series.
The winner is announced from the remaining three couples…
Kimberley & Pasha
Judges Choice – Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Showdance to Crazy in Love by Beyoncé
Denise & James
Judges Choice – Jive to Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
Showdance to What A Feeling by Irene Cara
Dani & Vincent
Judges Choice – Tango to Rumour Has It by Adele
Showdance to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Louis & Flavia
Judges Choice – Salsa to (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Showdance Rule The World by Take That
Firstly - Meeting the New Judge - Darcey Bussell took her seat on the judging panel and picked up the paddle with aplomb! A world class dancer herself she could contribute wisely to the comments but has also been girlish and stern and charming and funny. She dispensed with the 'Yah's' early thankfully and we have taken her to our hearts. She was also gracious enough to show us how it's done Darcey style...
But we have our finalists...
Girls Aloud star rocks the Semis'
All five pairs danced twice and kicking off proceedings Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone with their American Smooth. A very light and frothy routine with some beautiful spins. All the judges acknowledged a very clean heel turn. Len said the technique was improving, with good lifts and 'fluidity of movement', Craig had some concerns about the shaping of her arms but agreed they 'danced it beautifully'. Darcey thought there was a 'lovely quality throughout' but missed a bit of sparkle, calling the dance 'safe'. They score 34.
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