Following the ballroom blitz in Blackpool, the remaining six couples of the Strictly class of 2016 were on the home straight. Sarah Ledger enjoyed a double dose of dancing from each of them on Saturday night.
If Blackpool Week offers the Strictly contestants something to aim for ahead of their obvious glitterball trophy ambitions, the week afterwards represents a distinct cranking up of the competition.
The names of six couples remained in the sequin-piped top hat, and Saturday night saw Claudia and AJ; Danny and Oti; Ed and Katya; Judge Rinder and Oksana; Louise and Kevin; and Ore and Joanne dancing not one, but two routines in the hope of charming the double-figured judge’s panels out from under the desk.
Not only that, but they also took part in a group dance Cha Cha Challenge in a bid to earn extra marks to cement the highest leaderboard position they can ahead of the public vote.
Strictly devotee Sarah Ledger live blogged every step they make. You can relive it all here.1979 Views
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