Strictly Come Dancing Week 7
NATALIE GUMEDE OUT OF TONIGHT’S STRICTLY SHOW
Spokesperson confirms:Natalie Gumede will not perform in tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing after fainting twice during rehearsals today. She has been checked by the medical team on site, and will have further medical checks later so in unable to dance tonight.
As per the rules of Strictly she will have a ‘buy’ through to next week and the show will continue tonight with a public vote. Someone will still exit the competition this weekend.
She has had initial assessment onsite by medics and will undertake further medical examinations so will miss tonight’s show.
She has had a back injury but we don’t know if this is directly related / causing further problems.
Fainted during first band call, then again during dress run, both times at the end of her routine. Her routine itself was great.
Natalie was due to perform a jive to Proud Mary by Tina Turner.
Partner is Artem Chihvintsev.
With everyone wishing Natalie Gumede well, the show kicked off with Ben & Krstina’s Jive. Bruno said “I loved the way you dived into it” but Craig said “the best part of it was the back flip at the start”
Fiona & Anton’s Paso Doble had Bruno commenting “oh Fiona, I like your dark side”
Abbey & Aljaz danced a Fosse inspired Charleston and “the enormous attention to detail was impressive” according to Craig
Mark & Iveta struggled with the Rhumba, even with their Bond theme, with Len commenting, “gold in your fingers; lead in your bum”
Susanna & Kevin’s waltz earned high praise from Len, “you light up my life and you light up this ballroom”
Dave & Karen’s tango lacked an Argentinian feel, with Bruno commenting “you were stompy around like a beast of burden”
Ashley & Ola’s Quickstep showed Ashley’s improved top line even with the pair collapsing on the judges desk at the end of the routine. Bruno described their dance as “like a pair of dragonflies”
Sophie & Brendan danced the first Argentine Tango of the series and Len declared it “a cracking routine”
Patrick & Anya’s American Smooth “was pure Hollywood” according to Bruno and Darcey said of Patrick, “you ooze style”
The Dance Detail
Ashley and Ola will Quickstep to “Are You Gonna be My Girl” by Jet.
Patrick and Anya will perform the American Smooth to Harry Connick Junior’s “It Had to Be You.”
Abbey and Aljaz will Charleston to Liza Minnelli’s “Cabaret.”
Dave and Karen will Tango to The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be.”
Fiona and Anton will Paso Doble to Blur’s “Song 2.”
Sophie and Brendan will be the first couple to perform the Argentine Tango this series, to Tanghetto’s “Sweet Dreams.”
Mark and Iveta will Rumba to Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger.”
Susanna and Kevin will Waltz to “You Light Up My Life” by Whitney Houston.
Ben and Kristina will Jive to “Jump Jive an’ Wail” by the Burn the Floor Orchestra.
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