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.”
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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)