Strictly Come Dancing | Halloween Week Results
Rachel Riley is the fifth celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2013
Last night’s hair raising Strictly Come Dancing was full of ghosts and ghouls as hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the eleven remaining couples to take to the dance floor for the Halloween special in a bid to impress judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli & Craig Revel Horwood, and the viewers at home.
This week it was model Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaž Skorjanec; and TV Presenter Rachel Riley and her partner Pasha Kovalev in the bottom two, facing the dance-off to determine who would be the fifth couple voted out of the competition. This is the second time that Rachel has been in the dance off.
The eleven remaining couples danced a Quickstep, Charleston, Paso, Jive, Viennese Waltz, American Smooth, Tango and Rumba. The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off.
Both couples then performed their routines again; Abbey and Aljaž did their Rumba to ‘Stay’ by Shakespeare’s Sister, and Rachel and Pasha performed their American Smooth to ‘Put A Spell On You’ by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig, Darcey and Bruno all choosing to save Abbey.
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I would like to save Abbey and Aljaž.”
Darcey Bussell said: “Both couples performed even better tonight, so it’s very difficult, but the couple I have to save is Abbey and Aljaž.”
Bruno Tonioli said: “It’s very difficult because you both did very, very well, but I would like for Abbey and Aljaž to stay.”
With three judges all agreeing to save Abbey, Head Judge Len Goodman added afterwards that he would have also voted the same as his colleagues, saying: “I would have saved Abbey and Aljaž.”
Looking back at her time on the show, Rachel said: “I haven’t cried until now, I have made some amazing friends. I really enjoyed tonight, I really enjoyed yesterday’s dance so I’m really pleased to go out on a high. Abbey is just gorgeous, a gorgeous dancer, a gorgeous girl and I have no shame in getting knocked out to her. I have just loved it – from the make-up, to the hair – the whole show.”
Talking about her dance partner Pasha, Rachel added: “He is just the nicest person in the world. He couldn’t have looked after me better, it has just been an absolute pleasure.”
Pasha added: “Well we started from zero and look where we are now. It was amazing to work with you and I’m sorry it has to finish this way.”
Sunday’s Results show featured a performance from Madness, singing ‘La Luna’.