Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals Results

December 8, 2013

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals Results

Ashley Taylor Dawson becomes the tenth celebrity to leave the Strictly dance floor 

L - R The remaining 6 couples compete in the Swingathon - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

L – R The remaining 6 couples compete in the Swingathon – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

With only two weeks until the grand final and the Strictly trophy in sight, hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman welcomed the remaining six couples onto the Strictly dance floor for another chance to impress judges Len GoodmanDarcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, and the viewers at home.

L - R Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

L – R Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Between them, the couples danced a Salsa, Rumba, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango and Paso Doble. Saturday night also saw the return of the Swing-a-thon, where the couples simultaneously took to the dance floor to showcase their best swing moves in a bid to gain extra points from the judges. Each couple was voted off one by one until the winning couple remained, gaining an extra six points which were then added to their previous score of the night.

Winners of the Swingathon Artem Chigvinstev, Natalie Gumede - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Winners of the Swingathon Artem Chigvinstev, Natalie Gumede – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Susanna and Kevin were voted off first receiving one point; Ashley and Ola were next receiving two points; followed by Abbey and Aljaz who received three points; Sophie and Brendan then received four points and Patrick and Anya received five points. Natalie and Artem won the Swing-a-thon receiving six points.

The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes and the Swing-a-thon points, to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.

The Strictly Come Dancing Professional Dancers  - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The Strictly Come Dancing Professional Dancers – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

This week Ashley Taylor Dawson and his partner Ola Jordan faced Sunday night’s dance off for the second week in a row alongside Patrick Robinson and his partner Anya Garnis who also faced the dance off for the second time.

Aliona Vilani, Pasha Kovalev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Aliona Vilani, Pasha Kovalev – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Both couples performed their routines again; Ashley and Ola did their Salsa to Gloria Estefan’s ‘Conga’, and Patrick and Anya performed their Rumba to ‘When I Was Your Man’ by Bruno Mars.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers  - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Patrick and Anya. Head judge Len said that he disagreed with his fellow judges and that we would have saved Ashley and Ola.

Len said: “I totally disagreed with this verdict. For me Ashley and Ola should have been through. I know he (Ashley) missed that last lift, however I’m only judging this one routine. If I hadn’t had seen it before I wouldn’t have known there was going to be a lift there. Plus, the cardinal sin in Rumba is stepping forward on the heel. There is never a heel lead. Unfortunately on that last routine that we saw, Patrick did many and on that basis I would have 100% gone for you (Ashley).”

The Saturdays - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The Saturdays – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Looking back at his time on the show, Ashley said: “It’s just been absolutely amazing, from meeting the crews to make-up and costumes, to judges to all the contestants. I’ve had a fantastic time and of course this lovely lady standing here, it’s been an absolute delight. And my amazing fiancé for doing such an incredible job while I’ve not been there. I’m coming home!”

Rochelle Humes - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Rochelle Humes – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Asked by Tess what his highlight was Ashley continued: “I think this, the Salsa. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt like we threw everything including the kitchen sink into it, so I’m glad we went out on a high.”

Ola added: “I’ve enjoyed it so much dancing with you Ashley, you’re a lovely, lovely guy so good luck with everything you do.”

The bottom 2 couples Ola Jordan, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Patrick Robinson, Anya Garnis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The bottom 2 couples Ola Jordan, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Patrick Robinson, Anya Garnis – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

On Sunday’s results show, hit girl band The Saturday’s performed their popular single ‘What About Us’.

Ashley and Ola leave the competition Tess Daly, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ola Jordan - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Ashley and Ola leave the competition Tess Daly, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Ola Jordan – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

The competition heats up in next week’s semi-final, as the five remaining celebrities and their professional dance partners have to perform two dance routines.

Ashley and Ola take their final dance Ola Jordan, Ashley Taylor Dawson - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Ashley and Ola take their final dance Ola Jordan, Ashley Taylor Dawson – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

The semi-final final will be on Saturday 14th December at 6:40pm, with the results show on Sunday 15th December at 7pm on BBC One and BBC One HD

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2 Responses to “Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals Results”

  1. Ballet News Says:

    Andrea Rose Osborne commented : They should have stayed think it is a fix.

  2. Ballet News Says:

    Andrea : it’s a hard call to make without evidence…..