'Strictly Come Dancing' Review: Who Created Fireworks On The Dancefloor?

'Strictly' Review: Who Created Fireworks On The Dancefloor?

Strictly Come Dancing celebrated bonfire night with an explosive show on Saturday.

Following the elimination of Nancy Dell’ Olio last week, the 10 remaining couples donned their dancing shoes once more, aiming to light up the dance floor with some fireworks.

Head judge Len was replaced - for one week only - by Jennifer Grey, famous for her role as Baby in Dirty Dancing and also the winner of last year's Dancing With The Stars (America's version of Strictly).

The contestant to re-create the famous Time of My Life dance lift that Jennifer performed with the late Patrick Swayze? Well of course Russell wanted to do it, but instead he opted for riding a bull...

First on to the dance floor was Lulu and her partner Brendan, dancing the tango to Prince's Kiss. In keeping with the song, Lulu planted a smacker on Craig Revel Horwood's cheek. Stand-in judge Jennifer Grey told her: "That was phenomenal", but Craig wasn't sweetened by the kiss telling her: "He was dragging you around by the end."

Total score: 27 (out of 40)

Boxer Audley Harrison and his partner Natalie danced the Viennese waltz with big smiles on their face throughout. Alisha told him: "You're so charming and really endearing, you should be proud." Bruno agreed: "You treated her like a princess", and called it a "very good effort". Craig, however, was less positive, claiming: "You waltzed with your tongue".

Total score: 27

Harry Judd (from McFly), partnered with Aliona, danced the samba, delivering a sexy performance that gained a standing ovation from the crowd. Bruno said it "gave intriguing glimpses of what his hips can do" and Craig claimed: "The shirt was slight distraction", mirroring the thoughts of Harry's legions of female fans.

Total score: 33

Anita Dobson danced a fun and upbeat Charleston with her partner Robin, after which Craig said: "You really brought the dance to life". Bruno shouted: "It was jazz, boobs and fun galore."

Total score: 31

Jason Donovan and his partner Kristina danced the dance of love - the rumba. But Jennifer said she wanted "to feel more lust" and Alisha said she got "a little bored by the end of it". Craig said: "It was a little too serious and earnest".

Total score: 28

Presenter Alex Jones and her partner James danced the quickstep, falling over at the end in a fit of giggles. It didn't seem to bother the judges though, as Craig said: "You packed a punch with that dance and it was full of personality."

Total score: 31

Footballer Robbie Savage and his partner Ola fired up a controversy last weekend when his hip-thrusting to Michael Jackson's Bad caused the BBC to receive more than 200 hundred complaints. This weekend Savage danced a classy waltz, keeping his hips in check. He even had tears in his eyes by the end of the performance. Craig said: "For me it was devoid of any emotion." Jennifer agreed: "I didn't really feel the connection with this sexy beautiful woman." Maybe they couldn't see his eyes?

Total score: 29

Astrologer Russell Grant and partner Flavia danced the paso doble. Russell began the comedy performance astride a fake bull leading Craig to call it "astonishing." Bruno said: "You really loved riding that bull didn't you?"

Total score: 24

Putting last week's wardrobe malfunction behind her Waterloo Road actress Chelsee Healey and her partner Pasha danced the Charleston. Jennifer made a lame Dirty Dancing joke, telling her: "You’re the baby in the competition; well after that performance no one is going to put baby in the corner."

Total score: 36

Singer-turned-socialite Holly Valance danced the jive with her partner Artem. Bruno said: "It was a jive with a twist and swagger" and Craig said: "Finally Holly some energy from you."

Total score: 34

Click through our slideshow of all the contestants in this series and vote for who you think should take off the title...


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