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BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker has actually protected his position on Strictly Come Dancing – as he intensely countered at critics who desire him booted off.
The presenter made it through another week, while Olympian Adam Peaty and chef Tilly Ramsay were required to battle it out in Sunday’s dance-off.
It led Adam’s mum to brand the program a “fix” – saying she “doesn’t buy the general public vote”.
Posting on Instagram, the 44- year-old shared a short article which asked how he was still on the show, and he admitted he’s “not exactly sure”.
However, he included: “However we are exceptionally glad for all the support and it’s a true opportunity to be a little part of the most significant program on the telly.
” I understand posts like this are sourced from a couple of comments on social networks however weekly I get thousands of messages from people who enjoy the show and are really enjoying seeing @nadiyabychkova mentor me to dance.
Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates …
Saturday dance routines revealed (continued …)
Social media star Tilly Ramsay and partner Nikita Kuzmin will be looking to recuperate after landing in last week’s dance-off with a quickstep to Damita Jo’s I Will not Dance.
The couple narrowly avoided leaving the competition last week after discovering themselves in the bottom two following the general public vote, however survived a dance-off against Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and Katya Jones, who were removed from the program.
Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec will carry out an Argentine tango to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summertime and Barbra Streisand.
BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova will dance an American smooth to The Proclaimers’ King Of The Roadway, while BBC speaker Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu will perform a charleston to the song The Charleston by Bob Wilson and his University Rhythm Boys.
Excellent British Bake Off winner John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, who are the dance competitors’s first all-male couple, will carry out a samba to Acuyuye by DLG.
McFly singer Tom Fletcher and partner Amy Dowden will dance the Viennese Waltz to Iris by the Goo Dolls on Saturday.
Snow flurries anticipated from Sunday
An icy three-day plunge is on the method, with 2.5 cm snow flurries expected from November 14.
Inverness will be the very first to see the in the early hours– before the snow wanders down to Edinburgh, weather site WXCharts has actually suggested.
However, prior to that, millions will see heavy rain and blustery winds thanks to the fall-out from a tropical storm.
Storm Wanda may affect the type of weather we’ll see in the coming days and over the weekend.
Saturday’s dance routines revealed
Rose Ayling-Ellis will be looking to charm the Strictly Come Dancing judges again on Saturday as she performs her couple’s choice dance.
The EastEnders starlet will dance to Symphony by Clean Bandit including Zara Larsson together with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice.
She formerly protected a perfect 40 for her tango in week six, the earliest the leading mark has been given out, and recently she received her highest score for a Latin dance up until now with a 32 when she performed a samba.
TV presenter AJ Odudu topped the leaderboard recently with her energetic Charleston to Do not Bring Lulu by Dorothy Provine, Pinky and The Women, which gave her a rating of 39 out of a possible 40.
This week Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington will go back to the dancefloor to perform a paso double to Video game Of Survival by Ruelle.
BBC accused of favouritism as stars keep winning Strictly
THE BBC is implicated of favouritism as its stars have actually won almost half of all Strictlys.
The 18 completed series have actually seen 8 Beeb celebs coming out on top. That is 44 percent– and includes mainstream presenters Stacey Dooley, Ore Oduba and Chris Hollins plus Holby City star Tom Chambers.
Two EastEnders stars– Jill Halfpenny in 2004 and Kara Tointon in 2010– likewise scooped the title while no equivalent star of ITV’s Crowning Street has actually ever won. The special Sun analysis follows Adam Peaty’s mum declaring the popular television dance program was a “repair”.
The Olympic swimming champ’s exit had Caroline
Peaty stating: “I think in fairness, it’s irritating when you can see it isn’t.”
There have actually been 264 participants in Strictly’s history and 102– 39 percent– have worked for the Beeb.
However a BBC representative firmly insisted: “These data are misleading. The winner of Strictly is chosen purely by the public vote.”
Adam commemorates Katya following shock exit
Mentioning his dance partner, Adam wrote on Instagram: “Thank you Katya for being there each and every single day, you are unbelievable. I don’t have sufficient favorable words for you and what a fantastic individual and dancer you are.
” Thank you to everybody behind the scenes, you are brilliant.
” For the people who attempted to bring us down throughout the show, please challenge yourself to be much better. The world requires far more positivity and fact.
” Time to get some rest (although my book launches this week!!!) I’ll come back the strongest version of the genuine me and I can’t wait to begin racing again!
” A very unique reference to all of the band, closet, hair, makeup, set contractors, video camera crew and every who makes this show what it is, you are just fantastic”.
No hanky panky
Strictly pro dancer Graziano is determined he’s not seen a tip of love backstage.
Speaking solely to The Sun, he said: “The issue is we have a lot work, so much wedding rehearsals and so much pressure, do you think the couples do something?[laughs] Never, guy.
” I’m in love with all of them. I can see any spot, any 5 minutes break; they’re rehearsing. There’s no love I believe this season.”
Explained: What did the judges state about Adam & Katya?
Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke all picked to conserve Ramsay and Kuzmin.
Motis stated: “It has actually been a hard competition. All the couples have actually carried out truly, actually well.
” One of the most significant lessons I’ve ever learned while evaluating is music is crucial, and I believe the couple for me that was more sound to the music is going to be Tilly and Nikita.”
And Anton Du Beke said: “I discovered it so equivalent I was desperate for something to take place to make me pick and there was a moment in among the dances that made me choose which was Tilly and Nikita.”
AJ overtakes John in race for Glitterball
AJ Odudu is the big mover in William Hill‘s Strictly Come Dancing market, shortening from 7/1 into 9/2 following her latest dance.
Her 39- point week 7 rating has seen her leap above John Waite (7/1) and sit 2nd just to Rose Ayling-Ellis, who remains a firm preferred at 2/5. Sara Davies is the bookmaker’s rank outsider at 100/ 1.
William Hill Representative Rupert Adams stated: “Though Rose stays an extremely strong preferred at 2/5, AJ will have a spring in her step heading into week 8 and she’s brought in strong recent assistance in the wagering.
” She has actually been backed into 9/2 from 7/1 and we’re likely to see the space in between her and Rose shorten if she tops the judges’ ratings once again this Saturday.”
Strictly Come Dancing has been hit by SECOND fix row as fans claimed “favourites” Sara Davies and Alijaz Skorjanec were “overmarked”.
Audiences were left persuaded the Dragon’s Den star, 37, ought to have been in the dance-off with Dan Walker rather of Adam Peaty and Tilly Ramsay on Strictly
They required to Twitter to say businesswoman Sara, worth ₤37 million, need to have been in the bottom 2.
One fan fumed: “Adam and Katya out but Sara still in there, it’s a disgrace.”
A second stated: “Sara was overmarked for me.”
AJ dances to the top
Strictly star AJ Odudu danced her method to the top of the leaderboard with a spectacular Charleston on Saturday night.
The TV presenter impressed the judges with her routine to Do not Bring Lulu by Dorothy Provine, Pinky and The Girls with partner Kai Widdrington, which gave her a rating of 39 out of a possible 40.
She was given tears after she was applauded by the judges for the routine.
Motsi Mabuse informed her: “I feel so proud, pleased with that dance, it was so genuine, whatever you put on.
” You was available in at a high level however you didn’t sit at that level, you took it even higher.”
Shirley Ballas gunned through her box of paddles which hold the scoring numbers and said: “I do not think I have a paddle big enough for you, that was off the chart.”
However it wasn’t a capacity as infamously mean judge Craig Revel Horwood couldn’t quite big himself to enter into double digits– choosing rather for a still excellent 9.
Who’s been offered the (glittery) boot up until now?
Here’s who has actually left the program so far:
Adam’s secret health fear
Adam Peaty has actually exposed his secret health fear after his shock exit stimulated backstage drama with partner Katya Jones.
Yesterday the star exposed that his brand-new book The Gladiator Mindset is offered to purchase this Thursday.
Adam composed: “Among my buddies has actually got autism and we’re like, ‘Oh we’re extremely comparable’, and I’m extremely single-minded on a task as well.”
He included: “Maturing in my family there were a few behavioural difficulties amongst my siblings, however despite the chaos I wished to work even harder.
” I have not been identified however for particular I’m someplace on the spectrum, as my mind is better able to focus when I’m moving or exercising.”
Tom Fletcher wants the Glitterball for Amy
The McFly star stated: “I get one chance to do this program and when it ends, I’ll be back fulfilling my real passion, doing what I imagined as a kid: being in a band and composing books.
” But for Amy, Strictly is her dream. She’s such an amazing dancer and instructor and I ‘d love to be the one who wins the Glitterball for her.”
He added that Dowden has become close with the entire Fletcher home while he is participating in the program, including: “It’s constantly been important to involve my household as I understood when I registered to Strictly that it can take control of your life.
” They’ve become part of it every action of the way. I believe Amy wishes she was dancing with Giovanna this time around. She gets the steps quicker than I do.”
Fletcher said the show has also had other benefits on his life, including: “Dancing every day definitely gets you into shape.
” I have not been to the gym in a decade, but doing Strictly has forced me to utilize muscles I never ever knew I had.”
Katya’s backstage meltdown
Katya Jones had a backstage disaster moments before she and Adam Peaty were controversially booted off Strictly.
The Russian professional dancer, 32, ranted about their low ratings from the judges.
A TV insider said: “Katya was absolutely furious during recording not just because the dance hadn’t gone as well as they hoped however by the low marks they got.
” Both Katya and Adam remained in tears after a week in which they ‘d tossed their all into getting the routine right.
” And though it hadn’t gone perfectly, both of them were surprised at being at the bottom of the scoreboard and finding themselves in the dance-off after the public vote. Getting shown the door on Sunday was absolutely disastrous.”
Strictly support team
Lots of Strictly fans have been hypothesizing about Rose and Giovanni’s off screen relationship since they stormed to the top of the leaderboard.
But while Gio might have called it quits with his sweetheart Maura Higgins, Rose is still off the marketplace.
The Eastenders star, 26, who is the show’s first-ever deaf entrant, has actually been supported throughout the series by her boyfriend, Samuel Arnold.
Rose, who plays who plays Frankie Lewis in the BBC soap, has actually been with Samuel for seven years.
Get check out for the Complete Monty
Former Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Ola Jordan, EastEnders starlet Laila Morse and Blue singer Duncan James will be among the celebrities taking the plunge and stripping off for Strictly The Genuine Complete Monty.
Likewise baring all to raise awareness for cancer checks will be model Christine McGuiness, Olympian Colin Jackson, Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards, television speaker Martin Roberts and Love Island stars Teddy Soares and Demi Jones.
The erotic dance program will again be presented by choreographer and mentor Ashley Banjo, who will support and lead the celebs, who have all been touched by cancer.
Jones, who increased to fame on the 2020 series of ITV2 dating program Love Island, formerly revealed she has thyroid cancer and has actually had a tumour got rid of.
Banjo said: “I’m so ecstatic to be dealing with a brand-new brilliant, vibrant and brave line-up of stars for Strictly The Genuine Full Monty.
” It’s going to be our greatest musical dance extravaganza yet and we are identified to get the message out there that early cancer checks in intimate locations conserve lives. So don’t forget to examine your bits and baubles this Christmas!”
Who Strictly fans believe will win
Strictly fans have found an idea which they believe gives away who will win the Glitterball– in addition to the celebs probably to be axed next.
A Reddit thread entitled “who do you think is going to win?” includes some fine Strictly sleuth work.
User BellesNoir tallied up the viewing figures on the Strictly YouTube channel ahead of last night’s removal show and saw there was a big disparity in between the acts.
Based on what they ‘d seen, Belles stated: “I think Rose and Giovanni are going to win, and it isn’t just wishful thinking on my part.
” I’m basing this on YouTube views. If you go look at BBC Strictly’s YouTube channel, there’s huge distinctions in views.”
EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis is by far and away the most-watched with 190,000 views, 90,000 more than AJ Odudu who has the next most and 99,000 more than John Whaite in 3rd.
Explained: Who is Shirley Ballas?
Shirley Ballas was born Shirley Annette Rich was born in Wallasey in the Wirral on 6 September, 1960– making her 61- years-old.
Ballas caught the dancing fever from a young age, and started dancing at age 7. She began carrying out competitively the following years.
At 15, Ballas relocated to North Yorkshire to partner British Ballroom Champ Nigel Tiffany. As dance partners, they won Professional Latin at Blackpool Dance Celebration in 1983.
Ballas stopped completing in dance competitors in 1996, ending up being a dance coach and judge for ballroom and Latin American competitions.
How much do Strictly stars make?
Craig Revel Horwood and his fellow judge Bruno Tonioli supposedly make ₤110,000 each series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Former head judge Len Goodman made ₤120,000 for deal with the judging panel, however the star made his last look on the show in December 2016.
His replacement Shirley Ballas is thought to make the like her predecessor, nevertheless her pay is currently unknown.
The judges make substantially more than the professional dancers, who are stated to make around ₤30,000 per series.
Oti Mabuse safeguards Bill Bailey over vaccine comments
Strictly pro Oti Mabuse has actually defended Expense Bailey after he stated he would not to partner with an unvaccinated dancer.
The former Strictly pairing won the Glitterball in 2015 however Oti had less luck with her partner this year Ugo– the pair were the 4th pairing to be axed from the competition.
In a current interview with The Times, Bailey stated “I simply don’t think it’s worth the threat. We’re still not out of this by any ways”.
This triggered a furious response on Twitter from anti-vaxxers, one whom asked if any pro dancer would want to dance with him.
Oti reacted stating: “I would over and over and over once again.”
The program was engulfed in scandal at the start of the series when it was exposed that THREE professional dancers hadn’t been jabbed– and bosses had no plans to require them.
‘ It’s a television show’ (continued)
Dan continued: “When I’ve seen Strictly in the past I have always liked seeing fantastic dancers however also those who find out to love it and are working hard to enhance every week. It’s a TV show and not the world champions
” I never believed I would be able to do some of the things Nadiya has actually taught me.
” Anyway … on with the American Smooth. Whoever you vote for this weekend … I hope you take pleasure in the show.
BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker has safeguarded his position on Strictly Come Dancing– as he intensely hits back at critics who desire him booted off.
The speaker made it through another week, while Olympian Adam Peaty and chef Tilly Ramsay were required to battle it out in the dance-off.
It led Adam’s mum to brand name the program a “repair”– saying she “does not buy the general public vote”.
After doubt was cast on Dan’s position on the program, he confessed he’s “unsure” how he’s still in the competitors, however included: “But we are incredibly thankful for all the support and it’s a true opportunity to be a small part of the greatest show on the telly
” I understand articles like this are sourced from a couple of discuss social networks however weekly I get countless messages from people who enjoy the show and are actually enjoying watching @nadiyabychkova teaching me to dance.
The 3 contestants tipped to leave next
Dan, Sara and Tilly remain in a tight fight at the bookies to face the next elimination from Strictly Come Dancing.
The BBC Breakfast host edges the wagering at odds of 2/1, with Sara and Tilly close behind at 9/4 each.
Rhys is ranked as a 6/1 possibility to leave next, while it would be a surprise at 20/ 1 if Tom was to leave the show this weekend.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “As we get to the business end of the competition it’s proving tough to choose which star will be gotten rid of. Dan is the worthwhile favourite to leave next offered his poor scoring still, however with a loyal BBC fanbase voting to conserve him it could well be Tilly or Sara that’s axed
Different kind of curse
Craig Revel Horwood has actually revealed a new “curse” has threatened Strictly Come Dancing this year– and it’s absolutely nothing like the normal one.
Judge Craig, 56, touched on the current eliminations from the competition, mentioning the similarities in the circumstances.
He said: “I do get why individuals are speaking about Strictly‘s new ‘curse’– superstars getting voted off having actually missed a week.
” We had it occur to Ugo Monye after his back injury, Judi Love after evaluating positive for Covid.”
And Craig had some basic suggestions for the staying candidates. He informed Best: “I state, do not miss a week if you can avoid it! As they state in showbiz, do not go off phase– there’s constantly someone else in the wings, waiting to take your location …”
Fans fuming after missing out on start of show
Strictly Come Dancing fans were left fuming after they missed out on the start of Saturday’s show due to a schedule change.
Saturday’s installment of the BBC One dance series started nearly half an hour earlier than it ‘d been airing the past two weeks.
Instead of striking our screens at 7.10 pm, Saturday’s Strictly kicked off at 6.45 pm.
With Adam Peaty— who was the sixth entrant to be provided the glittery boot– opening the program, and Rose Ayling-Ellis following, dissatisfied viewers were furious to have actually missed their routines when they tuned in at the normal time.
Taking to social networks, one fan composed: “OMG what time did Strictly start?? I have actually missed half the program!”