This weekend Helen George became the tenth celebrity contestant to exit the BBC ballroom as she faced Georgia May Foote in the dreaded Strictly Come Dancing dance off.
“I’ve just had the most amazing time, spending this time with Aljaž, he has been the most fantastic teacher but most of all friend, and also I am taking away a brilliant group of mates, who I want to see lots in the future and I love this!” – Helen George
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 Georgia May Foote and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice and Helen George and her dance partner Aljaž Škorjanec.
Both couples performed their routines again; Georgia and Giovanni performed their Foxtrot to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ from the show of the same name and Helen and Aljaz performed a Paso Doble to ‘At The End of The Day’ from Les Miserables 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, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman all agreeing to save Georgia and Giovanni, although all the judges agreed neither of the celebrities should have been in the bottom two.
Sunday’s Results Show also featured a special music performance from Josh Groban and a spectacular group performance from the Strictly professional dancers with the cast of The Lion King. The remaining five couples in the competition will return next weekend where they will each perform two dances in the hope of reaching the Grand Final on Saturday 19th of December.
Strictly Come Dancing will be back for the Semi Final on Saturday 12th December at 6.50pm with the Results Show on Sunday 13th December at 7.20pm on BBC One which will feature a music performance from pop sensation, Kylie Minogue.
William Hill’s Strictly winner odds stand at 1/3 for Jay McGuiness, 4/1 for Georgia May Foote, 12/1 for Anita Rani, 20/1 for Katie Derham and 20/1 for Kellie Bright.
Elsewhere Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has smashed sales targets with his new album, ‘Len Goodman’s Ballroom Bonanza’ selling out following an appearance on QVC UK at the start of the week.
The dapper former dancer appeared on The Morning Show on Monday (Oct 30th) to chat about his 3-disc album ‘Len Goodman’s Ballroom Bonanza’, which features the greatest ballroom dancing songs of all time, hand selected by Len himself. The compilation album includes tracks from Doris Day, Glenn Miller, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton and many more.
“Well that was a lot of fun! I’m absolutely over the moon to have a sell out at QVC UK this morning, thank you to everyone! I am a big fan of QVC so what an honour to be given the chance to go on and to talk about how much fun I had compiling this new CD, and the reasons behind some of my song selections. As well as featuring tracks that I have listened to all my life, it is also an album of music that has been really important to me throughout my dance career, and it’s wonderful to be able to share these precious memories with everyone, I hope you enjoy it!” – Len Goodman
Len Goodman’s album, ‘Len Goodman’s Ballroom Bonanza’, is available to buy for £9.00 at QVC