Our opening pro routine tonight was a nostalgia purge – a medley of Wild Boys and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with a giant pool table and Cocktail set and rancid neon 80s fashions throughout. You’d think Brenda would be front and centre and Johnny Castle’ing it up all over the place, but then it turns out the entire routine hinges on the male pros all ripping their shirts off as soon as the audience start getting bored. So it’s Gleb and Aljaz duh.
Tonight’s guest star is Will Young, dressed like he’s just come fresh from his Alpha Course to sing us all a song about hope, balloons, tasteful pastel trousers and a man you may have heard of called Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ. He briefly interacts with some of the backing dancers so get those rumours about him competing next year ramped up right now. They’re going to need some strong men after what goes down later tonight…
Len’s Glans focuses on why Jay’s quickstep is bad, just in case his fans want to issue any more disputes on that score, why Ainsley’s waltz was so endearing, why Anita needs to learn how to spot, and us all wondering why exactly we needed to see Bruno teaching us all how to do the paso doble Spanish Lines in exactly the same way that Craig did last week. We also get some comedy business from the end of the main show where Craig and Bruno both apparently had to do “Keeeeeeeeeeeep Dancing” on their own, which suggests that either despite all signs to the contrary this is a tough group to mine comedy from, or that they’re actually focused on using this segment seriously to discuss the dancing. So the first one then.
Our Bottom 2? In a shocking turn of events, Daniel’s Grey Army has failed him early on, and he finds himself in a Bottom 2 with Kirsty. He then falls apart in the dance-off, leaving the judges no choice but to leave us with 8 women and 4 men. Expect Darcey to lobby for next week’s theme to be “IMMUNITY FOR THE BOYS WEEK” wherein none of Ainsley, Jay, Peter or Jeremy have to dance and also they get to be the judges and also they don’t wear shirts. Daniel gives a very nice, if monotone, speech about how he’s had a fab time and if we all new the real Kristina we’d love her. I mean I more or less love her (more or less) already, but ok Dan.