Written by Dotty Winters

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Recap: Strictly Come Dancing Saturday night live blog

Following Kirsty Gallagher’s Halloween farewell last week, the remaining contestants returned to the dancefloor arena in the hope their moves would buy them another week of gruelling training and glitter privileges. Dotty Winters live blogged every shimmy.

If the Halloween special put the shits up you, this week it was safe to come out from behind the scatter cushions.

A double handful of contestants did their darnedest to get a step closer to the beacon of Blackpool week, which is happening on November 21 and apparently has Take That on the bill. (You need go nowhere else for Strictly knowledge nuggets.)

This week, we saw the Jive, American Smooth, Samba, Rumba, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango and Charleston to a varied soundtrack provided by Alesha Dixon, Shania Twain, The Gipsy Kings, Adele, Ray LaMontagne, The Gotan Project, The Village People, Basement Jaxx, Take That and the musical, 42nd Street.

Dotty Winters was taking charge of the Standard Issue Live Blog for the night and had a (glitter)ball.

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Written by Dotty Winters

Nascent stand-up, fan of fancy words, purveyor of occasional wrongness, haphazard but enthusiastic parent, science-fan, apprentice-feminist.