Kicking off the results show, the Strictly Professional Ladies strut their stuff to ‘Can you handle this (Blackpool) ?‘
Tess, dressed in silver, introduces the judges and hands over to Claudia. Duffy and Cirque du Soleil are on the bill, but first the judges go through earlier events to re-cap on the performances.
Craig recalled the entire audience boo-ing Len when he said that Kara and Artem hadn’t danced a foxtrot based American Smooth and so he couldn’t judge it as such.
Len said that Felicity had danced the whole dance as though she had both legs stuck in one knicker leg. She’s got to be worried.
Scott expressed concern about his dance – he’s hoping there won’t be a shock exit.
All the judges agreed – it was a great evening.
The results are in and Tess reveals that the first couple safe, is, Kara & Artem (they both look so relieved), followed by Scott & Natalie (who look delighted), and Pamela & James. In the bottom two and in danger, are Felicity & Vincent.
Felicity had her highest score so far tonight, and Alesha said that it wasn’t a bad dance, it’s more that the competition standard is so high.
Claudia talks to the couples who are saved – and Kara says that she is so happy to be in for another week. She said that she’s had such an emotional week, and she’s so grateful for her two 1o’s.
Blue Suede Shoes, and the cast of Cirque du Soleil perform Viva Elvis – flown in especially for the night. Dance meets acrobatics. The one handed lift is spectacular, with astonishing control from the girl who was lifted (in one piece, red, standing below) – it started off quite roughly (from her partner) but she was elegance personified in the air.
The next couple safe is Matt & Aliona, followed by Ann & Anton and Gavin & Katya. This leaves Patsy & Robin in the bottom two with Felicity & Vincent.
Claudia talks to Patsy, who talks about how wonderful it’s been, and how grateful she is. But she is emotional. Felicity says she lives for the moment and says that she is here because of Vincent, who is a genius.
Claudia introduces Duffy, performing her brand new single. She is accompanied by the Strictly male dancers !
So, Felicity & Vincent are leaving Strictly, which is hard to take with such a great crowd. Vincent says that he will love Felicity forever.