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Dunwoody is done with Strictly!

Len said, ‘It went from magic to tragic, I didn’t like your posture.’ But he did say that on the whole it was great.
‘ Craig said, ‘It didn’t exactly set the studio on fire. Your tongue had more action than your hips, but you are a likable personality on the dance floor.’

The second couple to perform was actor Craig Kelly and partner Flavia Cacace. They danced the Rumba and scored 5 + 6 + 5 + 6 = 22.
Alisha said, ‘Your posture was ok, you came out here and did alright. I don’t agree with Len, I thought it was more of the upper body.’

Third couple to perform was Laila Rouass and Anton Du Beke. They danced the Cha cha cha and scored 6 + 7 + 6 + 6 = 25.
Craig said, ‘I thought the spins you did were very clean, however I would like to see more attacks and it lacked excitement.’
Len said ‘Laila has got a lot of potential, however it was a like a garden with no flowers. You did very well, little bit safe.’

The couple to dance next was actor Zoe Lucker and partner James Jordan. The danced the Rumba and scored 8 + 7 + 8 + 8 = 31.
Alisha said, “I loved it, it was brilliant. I didn’t expect you to come out and do a filthy Rumba, but it was good.’
Bruno said, ‘The chemistry is wonderful, you never left eye-contact.’

Next up was Jo Wood and partner Brendan Cole. They danced the Rumba and scored 3 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 18.
Bruno said, ‘You did a very very difficult dance, the feet wasn’t very good, the arms wasn’t very good but you did it, you should be very proud.’ Alisha said, ‘I preferred tonight’s dance to yesterday’s, yes you weren’t perfect but you had a sensuality and I have to commend you for trying.’

The couple to dance next was Richard Dunwoody and partner Lilia Kopylova. They danced the Cha cha cha and scored 4 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 19.
Len said, ‘Came out confident that’s always a good thing. I enjoyed the variety of it all.’
Craig said, ‘it has timing issues, it was blocky, you lasted half way through, I suppose in a vague way it was entertaining.’

The next was actor Ricky Whittle and partner Natalie Lowe. They danced the Rumba and scored 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 =32.
Bruno said, ‘So macho and so in control. You know how to work a girl I tell you that. Faster and slower I didn’t expect to see that so early in that competition.’

The final couple to dance was actor Natalie Cassidy and partner Vincent Simone. They danced the Cha cha cha and scored 6 + 7 + 7 + 6 = 26.
Craig said, ‘I liked it but I didn’t love you. You need to keep your feet a little bit further but I think you did a great job.’
Len said, ‘I love your enthusiasm and t was better than last night’s Tango.’

After the couples performed, there was a group dance from the professional dancers to show how the Paso Double should be done. This was performed by James Jordan and Ola Jordan, Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova, Matthew Cutler and Aliona Vilani, Brendan Cole and Katya Virshilas. There was also a professional group dance of Quickstep from Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe and Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. The final performance was from pianist and singer Jamie Callum with a dance performance by Brian Fortuna and Kristina Rihanoff.

The couples that were left in the bottom two were Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace and Lilia Kopylova and Richard Dunwoody. Craig and Flavia were saved by the three judges Craig, Alisha and Bruno and Richard and Lilia was the second couple to leave the show.

Combined scores for the second week:

Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe – 65
Zoe Lucker and James Jordan – 61
Laila Rouass and Anton Du Beke – 55
Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone – 50
Phil Tuffnell and Katya Virshilas – 51
Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace – 44
Richard Dunwoody and Lilia Kopylova – 38
Jo Wood and Brendan Cole – 36

– SCDi

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