Long people have dreamed of a celebrity who can escape the bottom two from the bottom of the leaderboard at Top 5. The last one to manage it was Matt Dawson, and his name liveth in infamy forever. Since that day, many have come, and many have tried but the closest we’ve come is when Katie Derham survived the dance-off against Anita because Gleb finally went 100% Gleb and did that salsa. Alex is no exception, as she hits the dance-off, and the bricks, in short order, in a nail-biting 2-2 decision, Craig & Motsi vs Bruno and Big Mummy Shirley on a casting vote. Perhaps more surprising is that it’s Chris who’s joining her there, his supposed PUBLIC VOTE JUGGERNAUT status evaporating as he finds himself in the Gemma Atkinson position of not being able to barge past either the tie just above him or the unpopular RINGAH sat at the head of the board. In fairness to him he seems as unbothered as it possible for a man to be by this turn of events.
Other than that we spend far too much time on the judges giving the celebs advice as to how to cope with Two Dance Week (be a ringer), Adele Dazeem and Beverley Knight both turn up to belt out songs from Rent and Cats respectively, and get our FULL dance card for the semis. And it’s
Chris – Viennese Waltz and rumba
Emma – Waltz and cha cha
Karim – American Smooth and Argentine Tango
Kelvin – Quickstep and paso doble
Would you look at that? No doubling up! Could they have scripted it better, no ma’am.