It’s a prop special this week – have a slug of something delicious for any occurrence of the following:
Outdoor furniture (includes benches, pergolas, lampposts and café tables)
Any kind of aerial contraption
Prop vehicles/Tess’s white horse
Also a bonus drink for any early mentions of Halloween, because why the hell not. It’s nearly payday.
Man, this is getting tough now. I’ve kept the top three the same, even though none of them had a particularly brilliant week last week. Sara is snapping at all their heels, and if she can deliver a top notch Rumba this evening she could be moving into the Grand Final Zone. I’ve obviously taken Judi and Graziano out of the ‘happy to see Halloween’ group, because they’ve got a reprieve from the bottom two and an instant bye into Halloween Week. I fully expect to see some Twitter eggs FROTHING about this tomorrow, like she got Covid on purpose or something.
All of which means Ugo and Oti are dancing in the danger zone this weekend, with the double whammy of a Rumba after a week off with back problems. Dan’s down there too, because he’s definitely one of the weaker dancers left in the competition now, and you can only ride the wave of novelty dad dancing for so long. And finally, Adam, because the Samba is the Dance of Death – here’s hoping he’ll be more Kelvin Fletcher than Greg Wise.
Group 1: gunning for the Grand Final – AJ and Kai, John and Johannes, Rose and Giovanni.
Group 2: driving for December – Sara and Aljaz. Tilly and Nikita, Tom and Amy, Rhys and Nancy, Judi and Graziano.
Group 3: happy to see Halloween, Ugo and Oti, Dan and Nadiya, Adam and Katya.
Evening all, and welcome to this week’s Strictly Come Dancing liveblog! It’s the weekend commonly know as pre-Halloween, where everyone talks a lot about wanting to make it to the Halloween Spooktactular so they can legitimately dance a Salsa that looks like a sack of old bones.
But before that, our ten* remaining couples are locked and loaded for another evening of shaking their thang on the Strictly dancefloor. Ugo and Oti are back from injury, but Judi and Graziano are off because Judi has Covid. Aside from the launch, have we had a single week where we’ve managed a full house? Sending happy thoughts to Judi, hope she’s back on the Strictly dancefloor soon.
In other news, there’s no Couple’s Choice again this week; obviously this is joyous news, but it also bodes badly for a contempowaft/hip hop-heavy Halloween.
Kick off is at 7.15pm, so grab your nanna and some snacks, and I’ll see you then!