Strictly Come Dancing: Joanne Clifton and Scott Mills into Halloween Week
Posted: October 27, 2014|
Joanne, from Waltham, and the Radio 1 DJ performed the Charleston to Flash Bang Wallop by Tommy Steele, but picked up only 19 points from the judges.
But it was former professional rugby player Thom Evans and professional partner Iveta Lukosiute who were given the chop after a dance-off with pop star Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff.
Joanne’s brother Kevin and Frankie Bridge scored 32 points, the fourth best score of the weekend, with their foxtrot to Daydream Believer by The Monkees.
Kevin’s fiancee Karen Hauer and dance partner Mark Wright shot to the top three with their Samba to That’s The Way I Like It by KC And The Sunshine Band.
Keith Clifton, dad to Kevin and Joanne, said: “It has been a tremendous weekend. We still have our Three Amigos riding into the sunset. That is three out of 11 which is better than three out of 15. They are still going well.
“Mark was tremendous with his Samba, which was very high class from a technical point of view.
“Scott has also shown a lot of character after the verbal bashing he got. He is starting from a different place to the others. His personal progress is wonderful to see.”
Keith said they were all looking forward to the Halloween weekend.
Joanne’s dance partner Scott Mills was praised by judges for his best dance so far.
Len Goodman told the duo who have struggled so far in the series: “It was fun, it was entertaining and you gave it plenty of welly. What I like is that you came back and gave it your all.”
And there was praise for Kevin and Frankie, with veteran judge Goodman telling them: “You floated across that floor like butter on a hot crumpet.”
Bruno Tonioli praised the duo on a “proper foxtrot” while Craig Revel Horwood described the dance as “enchanting”.
Next week is the spookiest event in the Strictly calendar, as spiders, witches, broomsticks and ghosts haunt the Strictly ballroom in the Halloween special which will air on Saturday at 6.30pm, with the results show on Sunday at 7.20pm on BBC One.