Did you ever find yourself thinking that the start of each show doesn’t feature nearly enough of the judges vaguely wandering around and it being called “dancing”? Well you’re in luck this week, as all of them feature in this week’s pro routine, a mishmash of 1920s and Musical Theatre styles being performed to “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, headed up by Janette as Millie herself. I say “all of them feature”, Bruno barely makes it on in time, but really it’s the thought that counts. Our guest performer meanwhile, is Leann Rimes, and she stands on a table for the entire performance of her new single about how one should kiss a boy. As the pro routine features Gorka, I would have been more than happy to help out but, as has been the case for this series in general, it’s Oti who gets the sweetest plum.
Len’s Glans is unusually negative after last week’s Clifton Love Fest, as Judge Rinder, Greg, and Ed Balls all get picked on by the judges for sloppy footwork in the case of the first and…well I’m sure you can remember what in Ed Balls’ case, whilst Anastacia gets the one positive note of the week for her quickstep footwork. If you’re wondering why the judges are trying to peg back the men in the bottom half of the table and boost up the women, then look no further than our results, as for the third week in a row the Bottom 2 are both female. This time around it’s Lesley and Daisy, but at this point it feels a bit like you could book all of the men tickets for the Blackpool bus and give them every night off in-between. Given the quality of the routines, both on the night and in the dance-off, it’s no surprise that Lesley is sent packing, which is a bit of a shame given how likable she was, and entertaining her dancing was (out of hold). Anton gives a speech that feels a bit like an overall goodbye to the show, but then he’s done that every year since about Series 10, so who knows at this point.
TO HALLOWE’EN WEEK!