Strictly Come Dancing Week 5 Song And Dance Choices Revealed

Including a salsa to Who Let The Dogs Out.

This weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing song choices and dances have been revealed.

In the mix are classic bangers like Pump Up The Jam and Let’s Go Crazy, as well as modern floor-fillers including Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Nothing Breaks Like A Heart.

Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.
Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.
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And it wouldn’t be Strictly without a novelty song. This week it comes courtesy of Who Let The Dogs Out, which Karim and Amy will be dancing a Salsa to.

Elsewhere, there are bona fide classics in the shape of Whitney’s Saving All My Love For You and Frank Sinatra’s New York New York.

Even former contestant Aston Merrygold gets a look in, as Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse will be performing a Cha Cha Cha to his No. 28 smash (ahem) Get Stupid.

Here’s the list in full...

  • Alex and Neil: Charleston to Pump Up the Jam by Swingrowers
  • Catherine and Johannes: Tango to Little Bird by Annie Lennox
  • Emma and Anton: Paso Doble to Nothing Breaks Like A Heart by Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus
  • Emma and Aljaž: Viennese Waltz to Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston
  • Michelle and Giovanni: Rumba to Too Good at Goodbyes by Sam Smith
  • Saffron and AJ: Foxtrot to Theme From New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
  • Chris and Karen: Quickstep to Let’s Go Crazy by Prince
  • David and Nadiya: Jive to Such A by Night Michael Buble
  • Karim and Amy: Salsa to Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men
  • Kelvin and Oti: Cha Cha Cha to Get Stupid by Aston Merrygold
  • Mike and Katya: Samba to Jump On It by The Sugarhill Gang
  • Will and Janette: Couple’s Choice: Contemporary to 7 Years by Lukas Graham

The radio presenter and his dance partner Dianne Buswell lost out to Viscountess Emma Weymouth and partner Aljaž Škorjanec in Sunday night’s dance-off, which left Dev “gutted”.

Dev and Dianne’s appearance in the bottom two had been a surprise, given their Cha Cha to Sam Smith’s Dancing With A Stranger had scored them 27 points and a mid-table position in the leaderboard.

Dev Griffin left the competition last week.
Dev Griffin left the competition last week.

Dev had also emerged as one of the front runners of the competition last week, when his Aladdin-themed Street routine scored 36 out of a possible 40.

His and Dianne’s shock exit sparked some passionate responses with many fans blaming the way the judges were marking on Saturday night for his subsequent exit. which head judge Shirley Ballas addressed on Monday’s Loose Women.

“We do our job, but as you can see, there were many people who were saved with lower scores,” Shirley said.

“It’s that middle of the leaderboard when you think people are safe.”

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