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The biggest upset of the series so far – Zoe Lucker is out!

On Halloween night, it was the seventh week of Strictly Come Dancing. It was half way through the competition and we saw each couple do a different dance, it was either a Jive, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Cha cha cha, Foxtrot and Paso Doble.

The first couple to dance was Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone. They danced the Jive and scored 7 + 8 + 7 + 8 = 32.
Craig said, “Your get up and go is incredible, what I love about it is the positive energy you bring to your dance.”
Len said, “It started off full of energy, but then it went a bit quite. I thought the whole package was fabulous.”

The next couple to dance was Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna. They danced the Paso Doble and scored 8 + 9 + 8 + 8 = 33.
Craig said, “I was holding my breath all the way through, because I can see the bruise in your foot. I absolutely loved the way you danced.”
Alisha said, “I think you danced is well. But I want to see your acting skills in your dance. The best arm work I’ve ever seen from any celebrity female.”

The third couple to dance was Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace. They danced the Waltz and scored 5 + 7 + 7 + 5 = 24.
Bruno said, “It didn’t impress me at all, it was very laboured. I don’t really think you can dance.”
Len said, “Some of what Craig said I can’t agree with, and nothing of what Bruno said I can agree with. If determination and hard drive was what you needed to get to Black pool you will be half way up the M1 by now.”

The next couple to dance was Chris Hollins and Orla Jordan. They danced the Cha cha cha and scored 7 + 8 + 7 + 7 = 29.
Len said, “You were shaking your groove you little soldier. Overall you’re right back to where you were in week 1.”
Craig said, “For me a little bit cha cha chunky, you lost your hip action. But it had amazing timing.”

The couple to dance next was Jade Johnson and Ian Waite. They danced the Foxtrot and scored 8 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 35.
Jade’s dress got caught in her heel and Craig commented on that.
Len said, “I thought the dress thing was a trick and the whole performance was a treat.”
Bruno said, “My fair Jade, long smooth and elegant with a twinkle in the eye. I really loved it.”

Zoe Lucker and James Jordan were to dance next. They danced the Samba and scored 7 + 8 + 9 + 8 = 32.
Craig said, “The bounce action was missing, but you have an enormous amount of timing, but a bit more animal would be nice.”

The couple to dance next was Ricky Groves and Erin Boag. They danced the Rumba and scored 4 + 8 + 7 + 5 = 24.
Bruno said, “Daniel Craig has got nothing to worry about, you didn’t have any hip action, the hip action is the most important thing in this dance. It is not your dance.”
Craig said, “I have to agree, the sliding door variation was very awkward.”
Len said, “I’ve got to be honest, I don’t like sitting next to you Craig. This has got to be constructive, but this is destructive. This is just such a hard dance, and I don’t think him (pointing to Craig) and him (pointing to Bruno) understand what a hard dance this is.”

The next couple to dance was Laila Rouass and Anton Du Beke. They danced the Viennese Waltz and scored 8 + 9 + 8 + 8 = 33.
Craig said, “A classic Viennese with a modern twist. It was delightful.”
Len said, “Lovely rotation, lovely movement, bring this quality in your Latin dancing.”

The next couple to dance was Phil Tuffnell and Katya Virshilas. They danced the Tango and scored 7 + 7 + 8 + 8 + 30.
Bruce asked Bruno whether he liked Phil’s dance.
Bruno said, “Oh, yes Phil. I’m happy to see that you came out here and focused on your routine, your Antonio Banderas look.”
Alisha said, “It was a character dance a difficult routine, I liked it.”

The couple to dance next was Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe. They danced the Quickstep and scored 9 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 39.
Len said, “The best dance of series 7.”
Alisha said, “Tonight Ricky your were in a league of your own.”

There was a dance performance from Darren and Lilia, Vincent and Flavia, and Matthew and Aliona to Moulin Rouge. After this Matthew and Aliona danced the Samba with a sizzling twist. The last performance of the night was from the Bee Gees.

The couples in the dance off were Zoe Lucker and dance partner James Jordan and Ali Bastian and partner Brian Fortuna. Craig and Bruno saved Ali and Brian, Alisha wanted to save Zoe and James, but the head judge Len took the deciding vote, and he saved Ali and Brian.



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