Anthony Ogogo is the second celebrity to depart the 2015 series of dance floor favourite, Strictly Come Dancing.
“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.” – Anthony Ogogo
This weekend, Strictly went to the movies and the celebrity dancers and their professional partners gave their best Hollywood-inspired performances, as the fourteen couples each bid to impress the viewers at home – as well as judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood in the studio.
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off. This week, that was celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and his professional partner Natalie Lowe and Olympic medal winning Boxer Anthony Ogogo and his partner Oti Mabuse.
Both couples performed their routines again; Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe did their Cha Cha to Boogie Wonderland from the movie Happy Feet and Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse performed their Paso Doble to Eye of the Tiger from the movie Rocky 3 in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
After both couples had danced a second time the judges decided to save Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe
“I’m so proud of [Anthony]. He has been the best and I think besides being a dance partner, he’s been a really, really good friend. We have an awesome friendship now and I think we will have it for a very long time so I’m really happy.” – Oti Mabuse
Sunday’s Results show also featured a performance from Andrea Bocelli, who performed ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina’ from the movie Evita. The remaining thirteen couples will take to the dancefloor once more next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 17th October at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 18th October at 7.15pm on BBC One.
Bets this week have seen Jay McGuinness prove popular after he wowed the audiences and the judges with his jive, Jay’s odds of winning Strictly have tumbled considerably. McGuiness has caused the biggest shake up in the history of Strictly Come Dancing betting after his performance saw his price slashed from 3/1 to 11/10 making him William Hill’s clear favourite. Conversely, Peter Andre’s odds are 7/2 from 2/1 making him the second favourite.
“We had Andre pegged as a clear favourite but Jay has just raised the bar considerably and it will take some supreme strutting from the other contestants to catch him in the next few weeks. If the final was tomorrow Jay would win at a canter, the contestants have to hope he has peaked early.” – William hill spokesman Joe Crilly.