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Strictly Week 7, The Pussy, The Catsuit, The Sailor and The Kilt – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 9 November 2013

09 Nov

Iveta Lukosiute in sexy catsuit and Mark Benton as baddie - pussy on show in backgroundStrictly Week 7, The Pussy, The Catsuit, The Sailor and The Kilt – we have now reached Week 7 and with a week to go before the yearly pilgrimage to the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool things have got even more intense for the remaining celebrities and their professional partners.

After Rachel Riley’s exit last week and Abbey’s appearance in the dance-off, it seems all bets are off as to who the public are voting for. Certainly it looks more and more like a John Sergeant factor is coming in to play for Dave Myers as with every comment the judges make about the public needing to remember that it is a dance competition it seems more people ring up to keep him in the competition.

The big news from the show this week is that Natalie Gumede is unable to perform in the live show as she fainted twice during today’s rehearsals and quite rightly she is being checked out at the hospital to make sure she is alright. She has been a consistent performer and been at or near the top of the leaderboard every week so far so we can’t see that there is much for anyone to argue about when it is announced that she will get a bye straight to next week’s live show in Blackpool.

Just in case anyone thinks that a special case is being made for Natalie due to her great dancing this is actually not the first time a celebrity has been given a week’s grace due to sickness. Back in Season 8 in 2010 Tina O’Brien, another former Coronation Street actress, missed Week 3 of the competition as she was diagnosed with chicken pox.

Ben and Kristina - cleavage and sailor suitThis week we had Ben Cohen covering up with a rather childish looking sailor outfit. The general feeling was that more of an Officer and Gentleman look would have scored him more than his Little Lord Fauntleroy meets Popeye outfit. He did win some brownie points from the judges with his opening backflip and we are sure that Kristina’s usual cleavage-showing outfit will have made most people forget that she had a foot injury and was wearing the wrong shoes.

When the judges scores were given out for their jive it became clear that Craig’s recent post operation scores may have been due to some strong painkilling drugs as he awarded a paltry 4 points to Ben and Kristina, a long way from the scores the rest of the judging panel thought the dance deserved.His total of 26 points could place him in danger this week unless he gets strong public support.

Fiona and Anton were performing the Paso Doble this week and after an ok performance to Blur’s Song 2 they emerged with 26 points, the same as Ben and Kristina. Some timing issues with their dance but as the judges were delighted to point out this week is was professional Anton who was to blame not Fiona.

Abbey Clancy in brunette wig with AljazNext up were Abbey and Aljaz, who this week were dancing a Charleston to Cabaret. As Craig was delighted to point out Aljaz ensured that the routine got the full Bob Fosse treatment and to help enter into the spirit of things Abbey wore a brunette wig and a bowler hat. It was a great comeback after her appearance in last week’s dance-off and got a full set of 9s for a total of 36 points from the judges.

Pussy time next with Mark Benton playing the part of a Bond villain, with a bald wig and stroking a white cat. We must say that the look did remind us more of a bigger Dr Evil from Austin Powers. However the white pussy was far too hairy to look like Mr Bigglesworth and certainly his evil sidekick Iveta Lukosiute looked nothing like Mini.Me in her skintight catsuit. It was Iveta who did all the work tonight and there was far too little movement from Mark with the performance scoring just 23 points and we guess the cat and Iveta’s catsuit were responsible for most of those. Another pair looking in trouble at the bottom of the leaderboard.

Susanna Reid from BBC Breakfast was next on the dancefloor and after receiving a bit of negative press from fellow BBC news presenter Jeremy Paxman she must have been feeling a bit of extra pressure. If she was this did not show in her dancing as she and partner Kevin pulled off their best performance so far in the competition. Their waltz to You Light Up My Life was excellent with Susanna showing a much improved frame and exhibiting some great lines throughout the dance. The judges agreed and with straight 9s again they looked more than pleased with their total of 36 points.

Sadly next up was Dave Myers wearing a kilt and things went downhill dancewise. Another stompy performance and Len noted in his comments that with Dave’s kilt flying about he could see why he was called a Hairy Biker. Ket’s hope there is nobody who watches this section back in slo-mo!

As we have all come to expect the judges are also not big Dave fans when it comes to scoring his dances although Len did comment that he found his performances unmissable. A total of 20 points with Craig very strangely scoring Dave 4 just as he did for Ben’s earlier dance, perhaps he had a fresh painkilling injection administered halfway through tonight’s show?

Ashley and Ola were performing a Quickstep to Lust For Life this week and Ashley seems to have raised his game. With a much improved posture, after many earlier comments from the judges, he scores a very decent 35 points.

Next it is time for Sophie and Brendan who are performing the first Argentine Tango of the series to Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics. The pressure may be slightly eased as this year there are no amazing Flavia and Vincent performances to make everyone feel inadequate. There is clever use of a chair as a prop and after a very solid showing the judges award the routine 32 points which Brendan says he is disappointed with.

This week has seen Patrick celebrate his 50th birthday and he continues his good week with his best performance yet as he echoes the golden age of Hollywood in his American Smooth. Looking stylish as ever he is wearing tails and his wrist is free of the cast he has had to wear for the previous 2 weeks. A great American Smooth that goes a little wrong just on the last lift and the judges score it 37 points,with Darcey pulling out a maximum 10, a strange score as everyone can see there was at least one major error in the performance. Nevertheless enough to take Patrick and his partner Anya to the top of the pile tonight.

There was no Bruce Forsyth this week as he was having one of his pre-arranged breaks from Saturday’s live show. Just as on Sunday’s result show it was Claudia Winkleman who took over the empty spot and she and Tess Daly had a great night together. The talk of who will replace Bruce when he finally retires may now change after this series as there is a strong case for this pairing of Tess and Claudia to carry on together.

As always we will find out on Sunday’s results show which unlucky pair end up in the dance-off and whose run is finally over.

 
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