Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool Week Throws Out A Few Surprises

Viewers were shocked that Michelle Visage's much-awaited Vogue routine received the lowest score of the night.

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool special was certainly a mixed bag, with a few surprises along the way.

We have to say all of the celebrities brought their A-game when the show made its annual trip to the Blackpool Tower ballroom, but there were a few moments we definitely weren’t expecting.

Chris Ramsey opened the show with a Salsa to Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, and despite him having been criticised by the panel in the past, his routine definitely won over the judges.

The comedian’s Blackpool performance earned him his highest score of the series, including two nines from Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas.

What we definitely hadn’t anticipated was that Michelle Visage’s much-awaited Vogue performance would put her at the bottom of the leaderboard.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge paid homage to Madonna’s performance at the 1990 VMAs in full Marie Antoinette garb, and while four eights from the judges is certainly nothing to be sniffed at, a lot of viewers don’t feel her Couple’s Choice routine should have put her at the back of the herd.

Look, I'm not saying it deserved 10s but Michelle's dance was certainly better than some of the others. Very worried for her tomorrow night #Strictly

— Natalie Guest (@natalieguest12) November 16, 2019

Livid that Michelle Visage is bottom .....LIVID ! #strictlyblackpool #strictly #StrictlyComeDancing2019

— Salfordmanda (@Salfordmanda) November 16, 2019

Three things;
* Emma & Anton we’re beautiful!!
* Michelle & Gio did not deserve to be bottom. Hopefully they’ve got some more voters tonight!
* Craig gave Kelvin a critique and gave him a 9. He gave Karim nothing but praise and still gave him a 9... #Strictly

— Paul Yearley (@paulyearley_) November 16, 2019

It is a TRAVESTY that Michelle is in the bottom two... VOTE RIGHT NOW! #Strictly

— Leah (@LeahCrimes) November 16, 2019

Thought Michelle and Giovanni deserved more than that! #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing2019 #strictlyblackpool

— deutschmikey #FBPE 🕷 (@deutschmikey) November 16, 2019

Wait, Michelle & Giovanni came BOTTOM of the leaderboard???
WTAF?! #StrictlyComeDancing #Strictly

— Darren Haywood (@darren_haywood) November 16, 2019

all 3 votes going to Michelle tonight. Ridiculous she should be bottom of the leaderboard. #Strictly

— Andi (@AndiMcLellan) November 16, 2019

Well, Michelle Visage at the bottom of the leaderboard wasn't expected (or justified). #Strictly

— Alfie Sheldon (@AlfieS12) November 16, 2019

And while Kelvin Fletcher and Karim Zeroual jointly topped the leaderboard with 39 points each, the audience in Blackpool clearly felt the latter deserved more.

Craig Revel Horwood’s decision to give the CBBC presenter nine points was met with boos from the audience, with fellow judge Motsi Mabuse covering his paddle with her own 10 score.

Two stars will dance once again in Sunday night’s results show, after which the judges will send one of them home.

Find out how they get on tonight at 7.15pm on BBC One.


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