BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special
The BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing Special features ice skating Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
On Friday 15 November the 2013 appeal night will come live from the brand new Children in Need studio and – for the first time – live from Albert Square.
Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw play host to an array of stars, as they join in to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Amongst those lending a hand are One Direction, Doctor Who, Harry Hill, and cast of Call The Midwife. British sporting legends Torvill & Dean will be taking to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, dancing head-to-head in a bid to win the glitterball Pudsey trophy. Whilst he cast of EastEnders will put on a special performance featuring a plethora of dance styles from Bollywood to ballroom, live in Albert Square.
The night of entertainment will also include exclusive performances from the BBC Children in Need Rocks concert masterminded by Gary Barlow, and Frank Skinner will open the doors to a special children’s edition of Room 101. Other music guests across the evening include JLS, Wet Wet Wet, Tinie Tempah, and Ellie Goulding singing the official BBC Children in Need single, ‘How Long Will I Love You’.
Sir Terry Wogan, Children in Need Life President, says, “Every year the BBC Children in Need Appeal night is a testament to the extraordinary generosity of the British people. We’ve got the lovely Zoe Ball joining the firm this year, along with the wonderful Tess and Fearne and Mr Grimshaw, and the inimitable Pudsey. They’re all on hand to prop me up as we traverse a fantastic night of entertainment towards what we hope to be another record-breaking total.”
Paul Wright, BBC Executive Producer, says: “BBC Children in Need’s move to a new home has unlocked the gates to Albert Square which will bring even more excitement to Appeal night. I am thrilled with the spectacular line-up making it the biggest and most ambitious night in the show’s long history.”
David Ramsden, BBC Children in Need Chief Executive, added: “This year the Appeal is really special with people coming together to raise millions of pounds to help children right here in the UK.”
Friday 15 November
The One Show’s Children in Need special BBC One, 7.00-7.30pm, with Matt Baker and Alex Jones
BBC Children in Need BBC One, 7.30-10.00pm, with Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton
BBC Children in Need BBC Two, 10.00-10.35pm, (during the BBC One Ten O’Clock News)
BBC Children in Need BBC One, 10.35pm–2.00am, with Sir Terry Wogan, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw
Rachel Riley is the fifth celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013
Last night’s hair raising Strictly Come Dancing was full of ghosts and ghouls as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the eleven remaining couples to take to the dance floor for the Halloween special in a bid to impress judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell,Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood,and the viewers at home.
This week it was model Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaž Skorjanec; and TV Presenter Rachel Riley and her partner Pasha Kovalev in the bottom two, facing the dance-off to determine who would be the fifth couple voted out of the competition. This is the second time that Rachel has been in the dance off.
The eleven remaining couples danced a Quickstep, Charleston, Paso, Jive, Viennese Waltz, American Smooth, Tango and Rumba. The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Abbey and Aljaž did their Rumba to ‘Stay’ by Shakespeare’s Sister,and Rachel and Pasha performed their American Smooth to ‘Put A Spell On You’ by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Abbey.
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I would like to save Abbey and Aljaž.”
Darcey Bussell said: “Both couples performed even better tonight, so it’s very difficult, but the couple I have to save is Abbey and Aljaž.”
Bruno Tonioli said: “It’s very difficult because you both did very, very well, but I would like for Abbey and Aljaž to stay.”
With three judges all agreeing to save Abbey, Head Judge Len Goodman added afterwards that he would have also voted the same as his colleagues, saying: “I would have saved Abbey and Aljaž.”
Looking back at her time on the show, Rachel said: “I haven’t cried until now, I have made some amazing friends. I really enjoyed tonight, I really enjoyed yesterday’s dance so I’m really pleased to go out on a high. Abbey is just gorgeous, a gorgeous dancer, a gorgeous girl and I have no shame in getting knocked out to her. I have just loved it – from the make-up, to the hair – the whole show.”
Talking about her dance partner Pasha, Rachel added: “He is just the nicest person in the world. He couldn’t have looked after me better, it has just been an absolute pleasure.”
Pasha added: “Well we started from zero and look where we are now. It was amazing to work with you and I’m sorry it has to finish this way.”
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from Madness, singing ‘La Luna’.
Past Strictly contestants Kara, Kimberley, Lisa and Louis in the audience
Patrick & Anya Quickstep their way through a strong character -led dance that saw Len “bewitched, bothered and bewildered”
Fiona & Anton’s scarecrow Charleston was slow and heavy with poor timing and earned them a comment from Bruno “it was like Halloween at Doris Day’s house”
Ben’s bare-chested Paso Doble distracted Craig, who said his dance with Kristina was “full of power and machismo, that’s for sure” and Len “was hoping for fireworks. But unfortunately there were no fireworks. It was an explosion!”
Sophie & Brenda Jived without enough impact for Len and Darcey commented on Sophie’s technique “your knees are bent al the way through. That’s the only thing that was letting you down”
Natalie & Artem had the dance of the night, literally dripping with beauty from tip to toe. Bruno called their dance “magic” and Darcey said “I expect so much from you and you never disappoint” with a routine that scored the first two 10’s of the series and an overall score of 38
Mark & Iveta’s Disco-Doble wasn’t quite what the judges were looking for, content-wise, but Darcey said “the entertainment was all there” and Len said “Houston we have a problem here. Long on performance but short on technique”
Rachel & Pasha’s American Smooth put her back in the running and she had the best costume of the night – a dress draped in cobwebs. Craig said “welcome back, Darling. Back in the competition” and Bruno said “the zombie bride has found her mojo,”earning them their highest score to date of 30
Ashley & Ola dance a fierce Tango with Darcey commenting “I’m really attracted to the evil Ashley” and Len said “if you want to shine, you have to polish. Small details to polish up”
Abbey & Aljaz’s Rhumba earned them one word from Craig : “impressive” but Darcey wants smoother transitions but said “the chemistry is brilliant”
Bruno commented on Dave & Karen’s Jive, “it was a soft shoe shuffle of mashed potatoes but, as such, the jive was non-existent” and Len said of Dave, “you were like a Cumberland sausage chasing the mustard”
Suzanna & Kevin’s Charleston earned them praise from Darcey, “you always go for it” and from Len, “good technique. Plenty of tricks and plenty of treats”
Deborah Meaden is the fourth celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013
Last night’s Strictly Come Dancing was full of glamour and glitz as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the twelve remaining couples to take to the dance floor in a bid to impress judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell,Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood, and the viewers at home.
This week it was Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden and her partner Robin Windsor, and Casualty’s Patrick Robinson and his partner Anya Garnis in the bottom two, facing the dance-off for the first time to determine who would be the fourth couple voted out of the competition.
The twelve remaining couples danced a Samba, Jive, Foxtrot, Salsa, Quickstep, Waltz, American Smooth, Cha Cha, Paso and Viennese Waltz. The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Deborah and Robin did their Viennese Waltz to ‘It’s a Man’s World’ by James Brown,and Patrick and Anya performed their Salsa to ‘Wings’ by Little Mix.
After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Patrick.
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I would like to save the couple who both did the best dancing in the dance off tonight and that couple is Patrick and Anya.”
Darcey Bussell said: “I just wish both couples weren’t even here, it’s so hard but I’d like to save, having to make this decision, Patrick and Anya”
Bruno Tonioli said: “Let me say you both did a great job but one of you had the edge for me and that was Patrick and Anya.”
With three judges all agreeing to save Patrick, Head Judge Len Goodman added afterwards that he would have also voted the same as his colleagues, saying: “Deborah you did much better in that dance off and my heart goes out to you.”
Looking back at her time on the show and experience of dancing with Robin, Deborah said: “I can’t tell you. Strictly gave me a gift but the big gift that Strictly gave me was this guy. To teach me to dance, to find something I never even knew I could do and to make it the best. He’s wonderful. There’s going to be tears. No, I’m a dragon, there’ll be no tears.”
A tearful Robin added: “I just want to say for Deborah, she loved it so much.”
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from legendary Earth, Wind & Fire with a medley of old and new classic hits, ‘Let’s Groove Tonight, My Promise and Boogie Wonderland’.
Next week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 2nd November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 3rd November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.
A dozen dancing celebrities remaining and a clutch in the audience as well.
Natalie & Artem’s samba was rewarded with a standing ovation and Bruno called it “hypnotic”
Abbey & Aljaz danced a love letter set to music with their Foxtrot, with Craig saying “I absolutely loved the story” and Darcey said ” you bring a wonderful understanding to the role. You create a perfect line in your upper body” and Len said “it was wave after wave of elegant movement”
Karen Hauer’s fruit basket headdress dominated her salsa with Dave, and the anti-gravity yoga class during the week lead to parrots, maracas and bananas and Len commented, “you’ve got the unique ability of never letting your left leg know what your right leg is doing. The bottom line is it’s not top quality dancing. It’s top quality entertainment” and Bruno said “crackers with maracas”
Deborah has the frock of the night – sparkling ink dipped in magenta – and her boardroom power struggle themed Viennese waltz with Robin “was an interesting twist to the Viennese Waltz” according to Darcey and “a bitter divorce” according to Bruno
Patrick injured himself in training but Anya rearranged choreography in the salsa and earned praise from Len “you did a really good job under terrible circumstances”
Fiona & Anton’s quickstep incorporated afternoon tea and Bruno pronounced it “Fiona putting on the glitz” and Darcey’s praise “finally fabulous, Fiona, thank you”
Rachel & Pasha’s Paso Doble was clearly a test, earning them remarks from Craig “I though that was a whole heap of trees being felled. It was so stiff”
Mark & Iveta’s waltz couldn’t have been more different from last weeks dance and Darcey said “you transported me” earning them their highest score to date – 28
Ashley & Ola’s jive “had speed and energy” according to Len and earned them a standing ovation.
Sunny Suzanna danced in canary yellow with a dash of pink flipping up from time to time in her American Smooth with Kevin, with Bruno saying “it’s always sunny in Suzanna land.” Craig said “one word : gorgeous”
Ben & Kristina’s quickstep surprised Darcey, “I wasn’t expecting you to be so light on your feet”
Sophie & Brenda closed the show with a Cha Cha, with Darcey saying “your knees get a little soft” and Len saying “I don’t think you got into that dance at all”
Tonight’s Strictly details :
Ashley and Ola will be Jiving to the rock ‘n’ roll classic ‘Johnny B Goode’ by Chuck Berry.
Abbey and Alijaz will perform the Foxtrot to Olly Murs’ ‘Dear Darlin’.
Patrick and Anya will Salsa to ‘Wings’ by Little Mix.
Rachel and Pasha will perform the Paso Doble to ‘Maneater’ by Nelly Furtado.
Fiona and Anton are going to Quickstep to ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now’ by Sammy Davis Junior.
Dave and Karen will Salsa to ‘Cuban Pete’ by Jim Carrey.
Deborah and Robin are going to perform the Viennese Waltz to James Brown’s soulful ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’.
Sophie and Brendan are going to Cha Cha Cha to Michael Jackson’s ‘PYT’.
Mark and Iveta will Waltz to ‘Apologize’ by OneRepublic .
Susanna and Kevin will perform the American Smooth to Tony Bennett’s ‘Sunny Side of The Street’.
Ben and Kristina will be Quickstepping to Friends theme tune ‘I’ll Be There For You’ by The Rembrandts.
Natalie and Artem will be performing the Salsa to the Gypsy King’s ‘Bomboleo’.
Dress rehearsal photographs (live show photographs further down)
Julien Macdonald is the third celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013
It was another evening of sequins and sparkles in the Strictly ballroom as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the thirteen remaining couples to take to the dance floor once more ahead of the third vote off of the series.
TV Presenter Rachel Riley and her partner Pasha Kovalev; and Fashion Designer Julien Macdonald and professional partner Janette Manrara became the next two couples to face the dance-off. This was the third week in a row that Julien and Janette found themselves in the bottom two.
The thirteen remaining couples each danced a Samba, Tango, Jive, Foxtrot, Rumba, Salsa, Quickstep, Waltz, Cha Cha and Viennese Waltz in a bid to impress the viewers at home, as well as judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood in the studio.
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Rachel and Pasha did their Quickstep to ‘Johnny Got a Boom Boom’ by Imelda May and Julien and Janette performed their Salsa to ‘Spice Up Your Life’ by The Spice Girls in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Rachel.
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I am choosing the save the couple that simply danced the best on the night, Rachel and Pasha.”
Darcey Bussell said: “Both performances were 100 times better but for me it goes down to the difficulty of the dance and because of that I would like to save Rachel and Pasha.”
Bruno Tonioli said: “I have to go for content, skill and storytelling. My favourite dance was from Rachel and Pasha.”
With three judges all agreeing to save Rachel, Head Judge Len Goodman added afterwards that that he would have also voted the same as his colleagues.
Reflecting back on the results of tonight’s show, Juliensaid: “I’d like to thank everyone at home for voting for me, all the audience and the judges – even Craig! Most of all I’ve had an amazing time and this has been the best experience of my life and I’ve left on a high, I hope I have spiced everybody’s night up!”
Janette Manrara added: “I don’t think I have ever met anyone that has put in more hours to try and make it happen. I am so glad I had Julien as my first partner on Strictly.”
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from Keane, singing ‘Everybody’s Changing’ and winner of The Voice UK 2013 Andrea Begley, singing ‘Dancing in the Dark.’
Next week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 26thth October at 6:30pm with the results show on Sunday 27th October at 7:20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.
Sophie & Brendan’s Hollywood foxtrot had “an immaculate sense of style” according to Bruno and “fabulous clean pivots” from Craig
Fiona & Anton’s Rhumba “lacked any sort of connection” according to Craig
Mark & Iveta rapped their Cha Cha to a standing ovation from the audience and disagreement from the judges with Craig saying “I can’t believe the audience. It was all very flat-footed” and Darcey saying “I disagree. Mark; it was brilliant.” Bruno thought it was “unique and memorable. And very, very funny.”
Ashley & Ola’s Viennese Waltz was ” a little bit too safe and placed” from Darcey and “a little but wafty” from Len
Julien & Janette’s Salsa was ” a little bit wild and wacky” according to Len and Bruno thought that Julien was “definitely high on spice”
Rachel & Pasha’s quickstep saw them adopt the persona of bank robbers and Bruno said “you just about got away with it.”
Ben & Kristina’s Salsa earned them their highest score to date – 31
Deborah & Robin’s jive was “a little bit soft” for Darcey
The high standard of Natalie & Artem’s quickstep surprised everyone, given that they’d lost two days of training due to a back injury for Natalie. Bruno said, “I can’t believe your delivered a dance of this standard in such a short time” and Darcey, with a thought to Natalie and her back injury countered, “don’t be too ambitious. Look after yourself.”
Patrick & Anya’s Cha Cha was ” your best dance to date” according to Bruno and “absolutely brilliant” according to Craig
Abbey & Aljaz Tango’d with intent and “great use of the floor. Amazing” from Craig. Darcey thought it “wonderful.”
Dave & Karen’s Waltz earned them praise & advice from Darcey, “you started really well. Soften those knees and travel. Go and try a ballet class.”
Suzanna & Kevin wrapped the show with a samba that was “saucy” according to Bruno and “muddy” according to Craig
Tonight’s dancing details
Sophie & Brendan – Cheek to Cheek by Dick Haynmes Foxtrot
Ben & Kristina – Hard to Handle by The Black CrowesSalsa
Patrick & Anya – Mercy by Duffy Cha Cha
Dave & Karen – Take It To The Limit by The Eagles Waltz
Deborah & Robin – Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz Jive
Natalie & Artem – Yeah by Usher Quickstep
Abbey & Aljaz – Say My Name by Florence & The Machine Tango
Susanna & Kevin – Whenever, Wherever by Shakira Samba
Fiona & Anton – World of Our Own by Westlife Rumba
Ashley & Ola – Angel by Sarah Mclachlan Viennese Waltz
Rachel & Pasha – Johnny Got a Boom Boom by Imelda May Quickstep
Mark & Iveta – Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer Cha Cha
Julien & Janette – Spice Up Your Life by Spice Girls Salsa
Dress rehearsal photographs (live show photographs further down)
Vanessa Feltz is the second celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013
Things got romantic this week as Love became the focus on the Strictly dance floor during the first show-stopping themed weekend of the series. Love was in the air as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the fourteen remaining couples to show their softer side and to dance their most amorous steps ahead of the second vote off.
Fashion designer Julien Macdonald and his partner Janette Manrara; and Radio 2 DJ Vanessa Feltz and professional partner James Jordan became the second two couples to face the dance-off.
The fourteen remaining couples each danced a Samba, Foxtrot, Jive, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Tango, Quickstep, Waltz, Rumba, American Smooth in a bid to impress the viewers at home, as well as judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell,
Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood – in the studio.
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Julien and Janette did their Jive to ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’ by Blues Brothers and Vanessa and James performed their Tango to ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ by Abba in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Julien.
Head Judge Len Goodman said: “Funnily enough Vanessa, I thought you danced a little better in that second dance, however I would have gone for Julien and Janette.”
Reflecting back on the results of tonight’s show, Vanessa stated: “I will miss everything, especially James and dancing, the glamour, the sequins and the fun of it all. Thank you very much indeed for having me, it’s been a lovely lovely
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from Andrea Bocelli, singing ‘When I Fall In Love’.
Abbey & Aljaz jived down Penny Lane and Len commented, “a lot of please, please me and a little bit of help”
Patrick & Anya’s Waltz earned them Bruno’s comment : “there were moments of dash and moments of restraint” and Craig said, “you are style, you really are”
Dave and Karen’s Paso Doble had the studio audience on their feet but it wasn’t quite a Paso triple-A as Craig said, “dreadful” and Darcey commented, “you had a very strong attitude. Maybe not a matador. I nearly cried.” Bruno said “this tops everything I’ve ever seen”
Fiona & Anton Waltzed through a game of snakes and ladders that saw them “back up the ladder” according to Len
Rachel & Pasha’s Cha Cha earned them the comment from Bruno, “you’re starting to use your assets to your advantage”
Mark & Iveta’s American Smooth had storytelling “but you have to work on your hands” said Craig
Ben & Kristina’s Rhumba impressed Craig, “I’m willing you to do well. You know what ? You did”
Sophie & Brendan’s colourful Samba had “fabulous” content according to Darcey and “full of all my greatest hits” according to Len. They scored 31, which is an amazingly good score for a samba in week 3.
Julien & Janette’s Jive was their “best dance to date” according to Len and “a criminal attack on the Jive” from Bruno
Suzanna & Kevin’s Viennese Waltz earned them praise from Darcey with “every week you get better and better and better”
Vanessa & James’ Tango surprised the judges with Darcey saying “it’s not about liking the smell of your man, It’s about keeping your head away”
Ashley & Ola’s Samba saw Ola descent to the ballroom floor on a spangled heart and Craig said of Ashley, “your hip rolls were absolute filth and I loved it”
The dance of the night was Natalie & Artem’s Rhumba, with its utterly beautiful developeé and was “beauty in perpetual motion” according to Bruno. Their score of 36 underlines my view of their dance
Deborah & Robin closed the show with their Quickstep which showcased Deborah’s new-found love of dance and Bruno’s praise : “the dragon is turning into a butterfly”
STRICTLY COME DANCING LOVE WEEK SONGS AND ROUTINES
Sophie & Brendan – Salsa – All Night Long by Lionel Richie
Ben & Kristina – Rumba – Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Patrick & Anya – Foxtrot – Let There Be Love by Nat ‘King’ Cole
Dave & Karen – Paso Doble – I Would Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf
Deborah & Robin – Quickstep – Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson
Natalie & Artem – Rumba – Love The Way You Lie by Rihanna
Abbey & Aljaz – Jive – Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles
Susanna & Kevin – Viennese Waltz – Annie’s Song by John Denver
Fiona & Anton – Waltz – True Love by Bing Crosby
Vanessa & James – Tango – Lay All Your Love On Me by ABBA
Ashley & Ola – Samba – Love Is In The Air by John Paul Young
Rachel & Pasha – Cha Cha – When Love Takes Over by Kelly Rowland
Mark & Iveta – Foxtrot American Smooth – It Must Be Love by Madness
Julien & Janette – Jive – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by The Blues Brothers
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Strictly Come Dancing Results week 2 – First Elimination
Tony Jacklin is the first to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013
Following last week’s first live show, this week Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman declared the battle for the ballroom officially underway, as the lines opened for the viewers to cast their vote for the first time this series. Golfer Tony Jacklin and professional partner Aliona Vilani, and fashion designer Julien Macdonald and his partner Janette Manrara, became the first two couples to face the dance-off.
The fifteen couples each danced in a bid to impress the viewers at home, as well as judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood – in the studio.
The judges’ scores were combined with their scores from last week, and then these overall scores were amalgamated with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Tony and Aliona did their Charleston to ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If Ain’t Got That Swing)’ by Chantz and Julien and Janette performed their Tango to ‘Applause’ by Lady Gaga in hope of remaining in the competition.
After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Julien.