Strictly Come Dancing: Kevin Clifton and Frankie Bridge wow with their cha-cha-cha but Joanne Clifton and Scott Mills are not so American Smooth
Posted: October 18, 2014|
Kevin Clifton and Frankie Bridge got the off to a great start with their opening Cha Cha to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
The VT in the build up to their dance showed Grimsby train station and the pair eating some fish and chips in Cleethorpes, and Kevin was also presented with a birthday cake.
On the dancefloor Frankie wore a blue fringed dress and Kevin had a matching shirt, it was the first dance of the night and the first standing ovation.
After their dance, head judge Len said: “You came out and and went for it full on.
“Kevin, happy birthday and I tell you what, with Frankie you’re going to have many happy returns on Strictly Come Dancing.”
Bruno said he the loved the “cheek” in the routine and that Frankie was a “good dancer”.
Of Frankie, Craig said: “You have the most expressive hands, they really are beautiful.”
All judges gave the pairing an 8, meaning they had a combined total of 32 which was not a bad way to follow up being top of the leaderboard last week – placing them third overall.
Karen Hauer and former TOWIE star Mark Wright were up straight afterwards with their Quickstep to Tiger Feet by Mud.
Both were elated afterwards with Mark relieved that he did not forget any steps.
He said: “I’m just so glad I did it – I did it.”
Karen was clearly emotional and proud of her partner.
Bruno referred to Mark as a “white night” and said the dance had intricacy and “flourish”.
But Craig said Mark had “flat hands when out of hold”.
Darcey commented on how much he had improved and said his development was “very impressive”.
Len said: “I liked it overall; plenty of energy early on.”
Craig gave the pair a 7, same as Darcey and Len but Bruno went one better and gave Mark and Karen an 8 – a total of 29, which sits them comfortbaly in the middle of the pack.
Final Grimsby pair was Joanne Clifton and her BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills
They did an American Smooth to Total Eclipse of the Heart.
Scott clearly struggled with his steps and looked relieved when it was all over.
Bruno said instead of it being an American Smooth, it was more like an “American tragedy” and that he lost count of how many times Scott went wrong.
Craig stuck the knife in deeper saying that Scott was the exception to the rule, that everybody could learn to dance.
Darcey said she saw improvements in his “top line”.
Craig gave Scott and Joanne a 2, which was very harsh; Darcey gave them a 5, Len said 4 and Bruno held up 4 also – a total of 15, meaning Scott and Joanne need all the public support they can get.
Who will survive the dreaded dance off? Are Kevin and Frankie assured of safety? Will Scott have to dance again to stay in the show?
You will have to find out tomorrow night when the results show airs, 7.20pm on BBC One.
The results will also appear here after the show.