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Strictly Come Dancing Week Five: The curse on the men is lifted after Halloween horror show for Kirsty

2nd November 2015

Strictly Come Dancing Week Five: The curse on the men is lifted after Halloween horror show for Kirsty
Sunday's results saw the boys set free of their curse, as Kirsty Gallacher became the first women to leave the show this series.

On a Halloween themed weekend, the Sky Sports News presenter was unanimously sent home by the judges after they chose to save Jamelia from the dance-off.

Kirsty and partner Brendan Cole failed to impress the judges with their mistake ridden Charleston and managed only a measly 17 points. “You made mincemeat out of that, what a mess!" was the cruel verdict of Bruno Tonioli.

Her dance-off partner Jamelia could consider herself to be unfortunate to be in the bottom two. Her and partner Tristan McManus were awarded 26 points for their Jive to"Time Warp", putting them fifth bottom on the scoreboard.

“You shouldn't be here" claimed Darcy and Bruno was equally shocked; “Your performance was very good. I do not understand, you should not be here".

Despite both couples delivering much improved performances in the danceoff, it was Jamelia who survived.

Around the dancefloor

Elsewhere on the dancefloor, Georgia was dubbed the “Queen of Halloween" by Len Goodman following an incandescent performance of the Tango with partner Giovanni. The pair received 35 points from the judges and became the sixth different leaders in six weeks. Georgia has slowly been climbing the leaderboard since week two and this weekends performance announced her as a real contender for the competition this year.

However she's certainly got a fight on her hand, especially from regular star performers Helen George and Jay McGuiness. Both of them had great weeks again and made up the top 3 with Georgia. Jay, who was dressed as a werewolf for the evening, scored 34 points with his partner Aliona for his"smooth and stylish" performance of the American Smooth. Bruno claimed that Jay the werewolf was so well trained, he could win best in show at Crufts!

Helen and Aljaz matched that scored with a mummified Samba that left Bruno exclaiming: “Mummy-mia, how can I resist you?!" Both pairs have been consistently at the top end of the leaderboard since week one and are the bookies favourites to take the crown in December.

At the other end of the leaderboard, it was a horror show for Carol Kirkwood who scored the lowest score of the series so far. She was awarded just 13 points for her Rumba with Pasha. Despite Len describing the dance as “a nail in the coffin", Carol, who by her own admission never expected to get past week one, seems to be popular with the voters at home, as they saved her for yet another week.

Down at the bottom with her were Katie Derham and her partner Anton Du Beke, the most inconsistent couple on the show. Despite topping the leaderboard just a couple weeks ago and being near the top in other weeks, the couple suffered another of their poorer nights, scoring just 23 points for their “stiff and awkward" Phantom of the Opera themed Pasa Doble.

Elsewhere, Anita Rani and Peter Andre both kept their consistent mid-table form going. Anita and partner Gleb scored 29 points for “fabulous" performance of the waltz. Peter Andre scored 1 less for his Foxtrot with Janette Manrara. He was touted as an early front-runner in the competition, but since week one has failed to live up to expectations.

Level on points with Peter Andre was Kellie Bright and her partner Kevin Clifton. There Paso Doble was not quite as good as previous performances, but the Harry Potter themed dance still had enough magic to safely guide them through to next week.

The final performance from this weeks show was from the awkwardly entertaining Jeremy Vine. He and partner Karen Clifton were awarded 22 points for their performance. Wearing the iconic leather jumpsuit from Michael Jackson's Thriller, the BBC presenter delivered an unorthodox rendition of the salsa and after receiving a score of 4 from Craig Revell-Horwood, they literally couldn't contain their joy.

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Source: Dance Near You