Strictly Come Dancing week 5 | Dress Rehearsal & Live Show photographs

Strictly Come Dancing week 5

Brendan Cole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Brendan Cole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

  • A dozen dancing celebrities remaining and a clutch in the audience as well.
  • Natalie & Artem’s samba was rewarded with a standing ovation and Bruno called it “hypnotic”
  • Abbey & Aljaz danced a love letter set to music with their Foxtrot, with Craig saying “I absolutely loved the story” and Darcey said ” you bring a wonderful understanding to the role. You create a perfect line in your upper body” and Len said “it was wave after wave of elegant movement”
  • Karen Hauer’s fruit basket headdress dominated her salsa with Dave, and the anti-gravity yoga class during the week lead to parrots, maracas and bananas and Len commented, “you’ve got the unique ability of never letting your left leg know what your right leg is doing. The bottom line is it’s not top quality dancing. It’s top quality entertainment” and Bruno said “crackers with maracas”
  • Deborah has the frock of the night – sparkling ink dipped in magenta – and her boardroom power struggle themed Viennese waltz with Robin “was an interesting twist to the Viennese Waltz” according to Darcey and “a bitter divorce” according to Bruno
  • Patrick injured himself in training but Anya rearranged choreography in the salsa and earned praise from Len “you did a really good job under terrible circumstances”
  • Fiona & Anton’s quickstep incorporated afternoon tea and Bruno pronounced it “Fiona putting on the glitz” and Darcey’s praise “finally fabulous, Fiona, thank you”
  • Rachel & Pasha’s Paso Doble was clearly a test, earning them remarks from Craig “I though that was a whole heap of trees being felled. It was so stiff”
  • Mark & Iveta’s waltz couldn’t have been more different from last weeks dance and Darcey said “you transported me” earning them their highest score to date – 28
  • Ashley & Ola’s jive “had speed and energy” according to Len and earned them a standing ovation.
  • Sunny Suzanna danced in canary yellow with a dash of pink flipping up from time to time in her American Smooth with Kevin, with Bruno saying “it’s always sunny in Suzanna land.” Craig said “one word : gorgeous”
  • Ben & Kristina’s quickstep surprised Darcey, “I wasn’t expecting you to be so light on your feet”
  • Sophie & Brenda closed the show with a Cha Cha, with Darcey saying “your knees get a little soft” and Len saying “I don’t think you got into that dance at all”


Tonight’s Strictly details :

Ashley and Ola will be Jiving to the rock ‘n’ roll classic ‘Johnny B Goode’ by Chuck Berry.

Abbey and Alijaz will perform the Foxtrot to Olly Murs’ ‘Dear Darlin’.

Patrick and Anya will Salsa to ‘Wings’ by Little Mix.

Rachel and Pasha will perform the Paso Doble to ‘Maneater’ by Nelly Furtado.

Fiona and Anton are going to Quickstep to ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now’ by Sammy Davis Junior.

Dave and Karen will Salsa to ‘Cuban Pete’ by Jim Carrey.

Deborah and Robin are going to perform the Viennese Waltz to James Brown’s soulful ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’.

Sophie and Brendan are going to Cha Cha Cha to Michael Jackson’s ‘PYT’.

Mark and Iveta will Waltz to ‘Apologize’ by OneRepublic .

Susanna and Kevin will perform the American Smooth to Tony Bennett’s ‘Sunny Side of The Street’.

Ben and Kristina will be Quickstepping to Friends theme tune ‘I’ll Be There For You’ by The Rembrandts.

Natalie and Artem will be performing the Salsa to the Gypsy King’s ‘Bomboleo’.

Dress rehearsal photographs (live show photographs further down)

All photographs © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction.

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Strictly Come Dancing | Early training videos

Strictly Come Dancing | Video Interviews


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Strictly Come Dancing | Digital

Strictly Come Dancing | The Presenters

Strictly Come Dancing | The Female Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing | The Male Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing | The Judges Interviewed

Who’s joining the Strictly Come Dancing Mothership for 2013 ?

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | For the fans

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Live show photographs

All photographs © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction.

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