We begin this week with a loving tribute to ‘Allo ‘Allo with Vincent as Rene and Flavia as Michelle from ze Resistance. There’s a lot more kicking and flicking than I remember, but then I was always really more of a Hi-De-Hi man myself. This is, of course, our mandatory Argentine Tango showcase from the two of them, and I’m sure everyone watching booked their tickets to Midnight Tango immediately.
Claudia and Tess are back on presenting duties, meaning that somebody else is backstage gossip snooping for our recap of the week. That person being Anton, running around doing tiny bits of dancing with various randoms. The bits of ballroom are, as you’d expect, better than the bits of Latin, in that he gets Lisa’s top-line sorted but makes Denise look like one of the “Mah-Nu Mah-Nu” muppets. Interestingly enough he also teases out some wardrobe insights from Fern and Brenda. Who would have thought it? That’s more than Zoe’s managed in 5 weeks of It Takes Two.
Len’s Lens focuses on yet more tomfoolery from the judges, yet more of FUNNY GAY RICHARD’S FUNNY GAY FACES, the second week in a row of pimping out Tracy (it’s almost as though they know one of the other female frontrunners is completely lacking in support…), and Bruno signposting it as heavily as it possibly can be signposted that Victoria’s only ever any good when Brendan is shoving her around. If there was any lingering sentiment left hovvering around that the judges want her near the final, surely it must be gone now, right?
Celebrity Guest Performer of the week is violinist and world smuggest looking man Andre Rieu and his army of Stepford violinists. They’re performing that noted classical piece The Rose whilst Natalie and Brenda rumba around elegantly. At one point it looks like Natalie might actually snatch Andre Rieu’s violin off him, and do the violining herself. If there’s any pro capable of it, you’d think it must be Natalie Lowe.
Other filler? A Comedy VT about Wembley that seems to suggest it’s located somewhere a few miles west of Honolulu, a short vignette about Anton & Kristina (…what a combination…) dancing for The Military Wives for Rememberance Sunday and the usual Claud 9 shenanigans, but let’s face it, there’s only one thing that really needs highlighting from this Results Show…
YES IT’S TIME FOR FIRST OFFICIAL LEADERBOARD PLUNGE IN THREE SERIES! EXCITEMENT!
It was always going to happen now that we’ve got the dance-off back, but the question was always going to be who, and when? Well the answered are “Kimberley Walsh” and “right now” as she is unceremoniously dumped into a Bottom 2 with Fern. I’m not so much shocked by her lack of vote as Richard suddenly acquiring one. The amount of judge outrage, apart from some minor snotting from Craig and a brief yelp of outrage from Bruno, is minimal, so I guess they’re saving it up for something truly spectacular to come. Fern goes out as best she can, but of course the judges save Kimberley.
From her reaction, I think the “making her” vs “breaking her” chances are about 20:80. We shall see over the four remaining dance-off to come I guess…