So onto this week and Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Yes, it's Halloween week on Strictly. This means more amazing costumes, lots of practical jokes and Craig. Yes, Craig was back to normal this week, it was pretty unnerving watching him be nice to people. There were some fantastic dances in the mix as well which always makes for good viewing however, there were a lot of horrors.
Although saying that, first up was Jonnie and I'm glad to see his sense of humour showing. What else could a partial amputee be other than a pirate? Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to save his Cha Cha Cha and the rest of him was as wooden as his leg. Not his best dance at all! Next up was Ruth as Samantha from Bewitched and it's a pity her dancing isn't as good as Anton's rabbit impression. The judges think she's improving but I thought Jonnie's leg had more life in it.
Then it was Simon's turn and his American Smooth was anything but. Again he was wooden and how he has remained in the competition this long is a miracle. His best bit? Having to not speak during the judge's comments because he had a mouthful of dry chicken. That'll teach you to eat your props!
Next up were a pair of cheeky devils, Mollie and AJ. Dancing to Kylie Minogue no less. Their Cha Cha Cha was a lot better than Jonnie's but she does need to loosen up. She's said many times that she prefers to be in hold in the ballroom dances, she's not keen on the Latin. Next up was Alexandra and she was dancing the Tango. Her routine was pretty good, which is fairly consistent for her, although she had a bad week last week with her Samba. Her eyes freaked me out this week though as she had a contact lens in one as part of her costume (she was a zombie) but it gave me the shivers.
Davood was next, his dance was the Rumba and he's the first male celeb to dance this so far this series. It's known to be difficult for male celebs to dance, not sure why but that's always cropped up every year. Now I'm no technical expert so I am only going by what the judges said which was that it lacked much Rumba content, but as a dance to watch it was a nice routine. Next up was Susan and she was dancing the Foxtrot to Killer Queen by Queen dressed as the Queen of Dragons from Game of Thrones. Enough said really, not her finest hour and the studio singers could NOT sing the song, it was an appalling version. Poor Freddie Mercury must be spinning in his grave.
So by the end of the night, the spooky scores on the devilish doors were
So the results show on Sunday night and the scariest thing about it? No not Craig Revel Horwood (I do like him really) or Shirley Ballas (can't stand the woman). It was a performance from the group Steps. I think I've been sucked into a Time Warp, oh no they've just reformed. Oh dear lord!
Moving swiftly on!
Into the dance-off were two completely different couples. Simon and Karen (no surprises there) but they were up against Mollie and AJ. I really can't understand how she was in the dance-off. I admit she's not the best in there but there was no way she was in the bottom two surely. Anyway, they both performed again and in a unanimous 4-0 vote, Mollie won out over Simon and finally, justice was served and Simon Rimmer is eliminated. I don't dislike the man, but he should stick to cooking as he is good at that. Dancing however, not so much.
So next week is week 7 and all couples will be hoping to impress the judges and viewers in the hope of surviving to the following week which is Blackpool! Everyone wants to dance at Blackpool Tower but unfortunately, one couple won't make it. I bet it's Ruth, poor Anton never usually gets to Blackpool.
Until then everyone, keep dancing!