Claudia Fragapane is the twelfth celebrity to depart the beeb’s dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2016.
“I can’t believe I made it this far to be honest. Everyone is so lovely and I’m just so happy that I’ve made it this far and everyone has just been incredible people, and to come out and not be as confident as I was, I feel like a different person now, all thanks to this show.” – Claudia Fragapane
This weekend, Claudia Fragapane became the twelfth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing as she faced Danny Mac in the dreaded dance off.
The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ vote to decide the two lowest scoring couples to face each other in the dance off. This week, it was Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane and her professional partner AJ Pritchard and Actor Danny Mac and his professional partner Oti Mabuse.
All couples performed two routines in the semi-final and when it came to the dance-off, the two couples chose to perform one of their routines once more in a bid to impress the Judges and remain in the competition. Claudia and AJ chose their Quickstep to ‘When You’re Smiling’ by Andy Williams and Danny and Oti chose to perform their American Smooth to ‘Misty Blue’ by Dorothy Moore.
After both couples had danced a second time, Tess asked the judges based on the dance off alone, which couple they wanted to save and their reasons for saving them. The judges’ vote was unanimous and they all chose to save Danny and Oti. The Sunday’s results show also featured a musical performance from Sting.
Next Saturday, the three remaining couples will return to the dance floor to battle it out in the ballroom for the very last time in Strictly Come Dancing – The Final.
After thirteen amazing weeks of glitter, excitement and sensational dance performances, the wait is nearly over; Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton and Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse will dance three routines – their favourite, the judges’ choice, and a spectacular show-dance, in a bid to win the viewers’ votes and the 2016 Glitter Ball trophy.
As well as all this, there will be spectacular group performances, magical musical moments and a host of other special surprises as the curtain comes down on another memorable series of dance floor drama.
“It as a massive shock to see Danny in the bottom two as we thought he was walking away with the title – clearly this is wide open!”- William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Danny Mac is the 4/5 favourite to win Strictly, despite being in the bottom two. Louise Redknapp is 13/8 with Ore Oduba 5/1. Meanwhile betting on Strictly Come Dancing has also turned its attention to the judges. With the confirmed news Len Goodman is hanging up his score boards William Hill have been pondering the future.
Who Will be a Judge on Strictly Come Dancing, 2017:
4/6 Anton Du Beke, 3/1 Karen Hardy, 5/1 Brendan Cole, 10/1 Ian Waite, 12/1 Arlene Phillips, 12/1 Robin Windsor, 14/1 Gleb Savchenko, 14/1 Mandy Moore, 14/1 Ola Jordan, 14/1 Tom Chambers, 20/1 Jason Gilkison, 20/1 John Meeham, 20/1 Louie Spence, 25/1 Angela Rippon, 25/1 Erin Boag, 25/1 Kimberley Wyatt, 33/1 Donny Osmond, 33/1 Jay McGuiness, 33/1 Wayne Sleep, 50/1 Ashley Banjo, 50/1 Andrew Lloyd Webber, 50/1 Michael Flatley, 100/1 Ed Balls.