This weekend Peter Andre became the ninth celebrity contestant to exit the BBC ballroom as he faced Kellie Bright in the dreaded dance off.
“It’s been nothing but joy and we have come so far. Like I said before there is no shame in leaving, we are so grateful. I love everybody. Thank you.” – Peter Andre
On Saturday night, the couples danced twice. As well as their routines, the couples also competed in the “Quickstep-a-thon”. The couples were awarded points from one to seven (one for last place and seven for first place) and these scores were combined with the couples’ dance scores to create their overall leader board points.
The overall judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples to face each other in the dance off. This week, it was Peter Andre and his professional partner Janette Manrara and Kellie Bright and her dance partner Kevin Clifton.
Both couples performed their routines again; Peter and Janette performed their American Smooth to ‘Sweetest Feeling’ by Jackie Wilson and Kellie and Kevin did a Salsa to ‘I Want You Back’ by The Jackson 5 in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
After both couples had danced a second time the Judges delivered their verdicts with Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Head Judge Len Goodman all opting to save Kellie.
Sunday’s Results Show also featured two special music performances from Adam Lambert and Il Divo. The remaining six couples will return in next weekend’s Quarter Final to face the music and dance as the curtain is raised on a spectacular themed week as Strictly goes to the musicals.
Jay is now the 4/7 favourite to win Strictly despite not getting the top score on the night. Georgia is 5/2 second favourite with Anita perhaps the surprise package at 9/1.
“Peter is no longer the King of reality TV, it appears that Strictly viewers are just not convinced with his sincerity. We think Jay is way ahead in the voting but, in reality, any of the remaining contestants could win this,” – William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Strictly 2015 Winner Odds: 4/7 Jay McGuiness, 5/2 Georgia May Foote, 9/1 Anita Rani, 16/1 Helen George, 25/1 Katie Derham, 33/1 Kellie Bright
In the battle for the TV ratings once again the ‘on the night’ figures show 10.2 million tuned into BBC One for Strictly, while ITV managed only 6.36 million for The X Factor singing contest. 242,000 also watched Simon Cowell’s search for a star series on ITV+1. BBC One has no such service so is at a disadvantage to commercial rivals with rating totals when all combined. However the overnights, even with ITV and ITV+1 combined, give the beeb show the lead.
Strictly Come Dancing will be back on Saturday 5th December at 7pm with the Results Show on Sunday 6th December at 7:20pm on BBC One.