It’s a jam-packed Results Show this week, with the show trying to make the most of the Blackpool floor before we all have to pack up and go back to miserable ol’ London and the normal studio, where Pixie will only score, like, 35 and we’ll call it the Blackpool Hangover. (I just looked at last year’s Blackpool Hangover week line-up. Oy). To that end we have two guest performers and a giant free-roaming pro/celeb routine to a Jackson 5 medley. It has basically the same theme as Natalie Gumede’s Blackpool Charleston but with added “Judy Murray swigging champagne”. Which I am all in favour of. Our two guest stars? Shirley Bassey and the entity known as McBusted. One of them comes across as a tragic old has-been luvvie clinging on way past their best and with their voice shot to pieces. And it’s not the one you might think.
There’s no “THAT’S CLAUDIA!” (with Zoe Ball) probably because neither of the two celebrities in the bottom 2 have their mums in tonight so there’s no real fun to be had with that. Len’s Glans meanwhile focuses on bigging up Mark and Simon and giving Judy a nice send-off. Yes, as if it wasn’t entirely obvious from the Performance Show treatment of her, she’s off, in a bottom 2 with Sunetra. So a slightly sad sense of the balloon finally coming down in both cases then. She and Anton have a touching goodbye, in which Anton almost briefly touches upon sincerity, and then he flings her round the floor like some throwing a dishcloth at a rampant spider.
It’s what she would have wanted.