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Strictly week 10 – A night of firsts

28th November 2016

Strictly week 10 – A night of firsts
We're reaching the business end of the competition now! There are only six celebrities left, and the work load has been ramped up as they now have to learn two dances!

Saturday was a night of firsts, the first ever cha cha challenge and the first time in history we saw a perfect 40 in the Samba!

Heading For the Exit

With only five places available for next week's musical theatre themed show, one strictly's guys or dolls had to be left feeling misearable.

For the first time this series, the people's champion Ed Balls was left in the bottom two. At the beginning of the routine he showed some promise with lovely clipped movements, unfortunately it was all down hill from there on as he lost focus.

Having drawn one of the trickiest dances in the competition, the rumba, in one of the toughest weeks Judge Rinder was was left fighting an uphill battle. Unfortunately Rinder's Rumba was spikey and unnatural, consequently he was only scored 28 and was left in the bottom two.

Judge Rinder showed a significant improvement in the dance off and as he has a much better dancing technique he was unanimously saved by the judges. Despite not being the most gifted dancer, throughout his 10 weeks on strictly Ed showed a considerable improvement and has thoroughly entertained us at Dance Near You!

Going for the Glitter Ball

The star of Saturday night's Strictly was Danny Mac, not only did he achieve his second successive maximum, he became the first celebrity ever to score a perfect 40 in the Samba. Len described Danny as 'hotter and steamier than the Amazon Rainforest'.

Danny was closely followed by Louise who narrowly missed out on her first full house of the competition as she scored 39 with her effortless Waltz. Unfortunately Craig picked up on her shoulders being slightly raised, this was the only thing standing between her and the 40 she deserves.

Ore wowed the judges once again with his stylish, purposeful and powerful Paso Doble. Whilst Claudia impressed the judges with her incredibly balance and control throughout her lifts, the core strength she displayed was astonishing. Len could only describe it as a 'knock out routine'.

For the first time ever, the celebrities had to take place in the Cha Cha Challenge. This involved all of the contestants dancing simultaneously and the judges ranking them as they would in a competition. Louise had the edge on Danny giving her first position. This meant honours were left even as Danny and Louise both finished the show level on 45 points a-piece.

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