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Strictly Come Dancing Week Two: Knockout blow for Anthony

12th October 2015

Strictly Come Dancing Week Two: Knockout blow for Anthony
Week Two of Strictly Come Dancing was movie week and it proved to be a blockbuster show! We had recreations of Pulp Fiction, James Bond, Star Wars and we even had Ainsley Harriot masquerading as an oversized penguin!

And this week it was boxer Anthony Ogogo who bit the dust. Him and South African partner Oti Mabuse failed to inspire with there Pasa Doble to 'Eye of the Tiger' in a recreation of Rocky Balboa. That left them scoring the lowest of any pair and they crashed out of the dance-off against Ainsley Harriot and partner Natalie Lowe.

The Ready, Steady, Cook presenter took to the dancefloor dressed as a 6ft 2 penguin and cha'd cha'd his way to safety to the tune of Boogie Wonderland in a Happy Feet themed routine.

The judges voted overwhelmingly in favour of Ainsley, as he received all four votes to remain in the competition. Anthony was unsurprised by his exit;"it's been brilliant. I want to thank Oti she has been amazing. I feel sorry for her because she got lumbered with me, I can't dance and I've got a poorly little shoulder. She's done a wonderful job with me so thank you."

Another week and another man says goodbye, and another Olympian at that.

Around the dancefloor

Elsewhere around the dancefloor, there were some very theatrical, but accomplished performances. Helen George impressed for the second week in a row, as her foxtrot with Aljaz to 'I Wanna Be Loved by You' from 'Some Like It Hot' scored highly with the judges.

Also scoring well were Kellie Bright & Kevin Clifton. Dressed as Princess Lea and Obi-Wan Kenobi, there Charleston to the tune of the 'Cantina Band' from Star Wars raked in an impressive 32 points, leaving them second in this weeks standings.

However it was Jay McGuiness who stole the show. His Pulp Fiction themed jive with partner Aliona, was the epitome of cool as they blew the audience and the judges away. The level of technique shown for a week three performance was unprecedented on Strictly Come Dancing and it meant the first 10 of the new series from Bruno Tonioli! They scored a massive 37 points and were safely through to next week.

Elsewhere, Georgia May Foote wowed the crowd and the viewers at home as she stepped out looking stunning, in a bond girl themed performance with partner Giovanni. Jamelia had a much better this week performing the salsa with partner Tristan, whilst Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko's American Smooth to the theme of the film 'Ghost' also saw her finish in the top five for the second week running.

Jeremy Vine pulled a rabbit out of his top hat with his version of the Charleston, as he surprised both himself and the judges with his improved performance.

Daniel O'Donnell failed to recreate the cockiness and suave personality of Danny Zuko in his Grease themed cha-cha, while Carol Kirkwood was also unconvincing and lucky not to be in the bottom two after a poor performance of the quickstep. It was also a bad week for Katie Derham with only 20 points for her Julia Roberts inspired Cha Cha.

Other than that, Kirsty Gallacher cha-cha'd dressed as a dog, while Peter Andre Paso Doble'd as a Pirate! Both made it safely through to week three.

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Source: Dance Near You