After the horrors of Halloween Week (which saw EastEnders star James Bye and Amy Dowden eliminated from the competition after a tense dance-off with Fleur East and Vito Coppola), the 10 remaining contestants on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing took to dancefloor to offer up their best Latin and Ballroom routines for yet another week.
With the halfway point of the competition now upon us, you could feel the pressure in the air. But what went down in Elstree on the Strictly dancefloor this week?
Here are the Strictly spoilers, results, and scores from the Week 7 Saturday night show of Strictly Come Dancing.
*** This article contains spoilers from the events of Strictly Week 7’s Saturday Night show. If you haven’t seen the episode and don’t want any of the dances or scores spoiled, don’t read on! ***
On a night that refreshingly relied only on Ballroom, Latin and Argentine Tangos, Week 7 was a greater improvement over the past two themed weeks.
Hamza Yassin delivered a great Cha Cha Cha that saw him top the Leaderboard with 38, but the real star of the show was Kym Marsh, who delivered a stunning Argentine Tango that saw her receive her highest score yet (37), her first 10, and placed her second on the Leaderboard. Equally as impressive was Helen Skelton with a world class Jive. Ellie Simmonds also received her highest score with a sensational Charleston, while Mollie and Fleur made our hearts sing with beautiful Ballroom routines.
Here are the results from the Strictly Week 7 Saturday night show, the scores, and the Leaderboard we were left with:Hamza and Jowita danced the Cha Cha Cha – 8, 10, 10, 10 = 38Kym and Graziano danced the Argentine Tango – 9, 9, 9, 10 = 37Helen and Gorka danced the Jive – 9, 9, 9, 10 = 37Molly and Carlos danced the Foxtrot – 8, 9, 9, 9 = 35Fleur and Vito danced the Waltz – 9, 9, 8, 9 = 35Ellie S and Nikita danced the Charleston – 7, 9, 8, 9 = 33Will and Nancy danced the Quickstep – 8, 8, 8, 9 = 33Tyler and Dianne danced the Viennese Waltz – 7, 7, 7, 8 = 29Ellie T and Johannes danced the Rumba – 3, 7, 5, 7 = 22Tony and Katya danced the Salsa – 4, 6, 5, 6 = 21
Normally, I would lead by saying something like the person at the bottom of the Leaderboard is the one in most danger but that hasn’t really been the case this series. That has been somewhat due to the fact that Tony Adams has found himself near the bottom on more than one occasion and yet he’s clearly popular with the Great British Public.
Moreover, this series has seen a trend of contestants in the middle of the Leaderboard end up in the Dance-Off quite early on – something that normally doesn’t happen until around midway through the competition. Since we’re at the halfway point, will it continue or is a change coming?
It’s also worth bearing in mind that Week 7 has seen some shock Dance-Offs over the years (remember Mollie and AJ vs. Aston and Janette in 2017?), but is anything really a shock when this series has had a few surprises already?
Tony Adams is in jeopardy again but he clearly has support. Ellie Taylor might find herself in the Dance-Off but she too has proven to be popular with the public. Taking all of that into account, don’t be surprised if we got a shock Dance-Off between the likes of Tyler, Will, Molly or Fleur (though those ballroom ladies certainly don’t deserve to be there after their stunning performances!).
What did you think of Week 7 of Strictly Come Dancing? Who do you think danced best? Let us know!