Singer Anastacia has become the sixth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing.
“I’ve really enjoyed being here. This was a place for me to get to know my ‘female’ and this place allowed me to do that; the hair, the make-up, the production, the judges gave me great comments, you (Tess) and Claudia have been amazing, the way you run this family, this family is beautiful and you (Brendan) are amazing. Thanks for everything.” – Anastacia
This weekend, spiders, witches, broomsticks and ghosts returned to the ballroom for the Fright Night Halloween special – the spookiest event in the Strictly calendar! The ten remaining couples danced to impress the viewers at home, as well as the judges in the studio – Len Ghoulish Goodman, Darcey Bloodcurdling Bussell, Bruno Terrifying Tonioli and Craig Devil Horwood.
Anastacia and her partner Brendan Cole found themselves in the dreaded dance off alongside model Daisy Lowe and Aljaž Skorjanec in tonight’s results programme.
Looking to impress the judging panel and secure their place in the competition, each couple performed their routine from Saturday’s (29 October) Halloween-themed show again with Anastacia and Brendan dancing their Jive to Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf and Daisy and Aljaž doing their Paso Doble to Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by Santa Esmeralda.
After both couples had danced for survival the judges delivered their verdicts with Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell forming a majority in saving Daisy and Aljaž while head judge Len Goodman confirmed he would’ve gone the same way.
Tonight’s results show also featured a performance from Laura Mvula singing ‘Ready or Not’ Rating wise the SCD Halloween Special was watched by a peak audience of 10.6m last night, the biggest television draw on the box. The shows average was also impressive with 9.8m; the ‘television joke’ which is The X Factor averaged 5.67m on the night for its ‘randomly selected’ Fright Night
The bookies believe that after Ed Balls produced his best score to date he’s now at a 50/1 to win Strictly. At the other end of the betting Danny is the 6/5 favourite with Ore Oduba offered at 9/4. Don’t forget Louise Redknapp (13/2) and Claudia Fragapane (8/1), both of whom are still in the running.
“Neither of the favourites, Danny & Ore, were on form this week and suddenly the competition looks wide open,” – William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Strictly Come Dancing Winner: 6/5 Danny Mac, 9/4 Ore Oduba, 13/2 Louise Redknapp, 8/1 Claudia Fragapane, 16/1 Greg Rutherford, 25/1 Robert Rinder, 28/1 Laura Whitmore, 33/1 Daisey Lowe, 50/1 Ed Balls.
Strictly Come Dancing returns next Saturday, 5th November at 6.55pm, with the results show on Sunday 6th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.