Someone in the BBC’s subtitling department might have been slightly distracted by outside events on Strictly this week (can’t think what though).
Emblazoned across Seann Walsh and Katya Jones’s post-dance interview was a really rather awkward reference, considering what’s been going on between them.
The ‘sex’ typo there should have been the ‘six’ that Craig Revel Horwood scored them.
It did not go unnoticed by viewers who were left to wait until the second to last dance to see how the dancing couple’s training week had gone (only to find that it was entirely glossed over).
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) October 13, 2018
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The pair were spotted kissing after a night out in London this week, and have barely been out of the headlines since.
And maybe it was down to the distractions going on outside the show, but it felt like most of Strictly underperformed just a little this week.
Other than class swots Stacey Dooley and Ashley Roberts, obviously.
The caveats flew around the studio, as judgement of decent enough dances always seemed to come with a significant ‘but’.
Golden boy Joe Sugg may have lost a little of his lustre, suffering his first set-back with a ‘flat-footed’ cha cha cha that landed him a lowly five from Craig.
Casualty star Charles Venn performed a pretty slack salsa, with a 25 score that might not see him sleeping soundly tonight considering his spot in the bottom two last week.
Fan fave Danny John-Jules’s provided a Viennese waltz with ‘over-expressive hands’ and ‘protruding thumbs’, according to Craig Revel Horwood. Presumably he’s had his own removed.
Claire from Steps might have got a bit teary during her visit to former bandmate Faye Tozer’s training sesh, but there were some reservations about the first rhumba of the series from the judges for the previously impeccable singer.
Kate Silverton and Aljaž’s samba to the Toto classic Africa ‘should have stayed behind the newsdesk’, according to Craig, while Lauren and AJ’s out-of-sync quickstep was also problematic.
Bruno wanted ‘deeper depth’ from Dr Ranj (but then don’t we all), and with her timing still an issue, Katie Piper’s jive with a brilliantly ‘geeky’ Gorka just wasn’t up to snuff, leaving her at the bottom of the table once again.
Meanwhile, Graeme and Oti’s jive, with added trip hazards thanks to a poorly discarded space suit, was entertaining but technically lacking.
Despite some Where’s Wally styling, Seann and Katya didn’t do too badly – all things considered – though to the layman, Seann’s Charleston looked pretty flat-footed. Nonetheless, they bagged an eight from Shirley and 28 points overall.
Ashley and Pasha’s tango, while excellent, was rather overshadowed by the band’s cover of Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.
— Ariadne Griffin (@Ariadne_Griffin) October 13, 2018
Omg they are murdering Look What You Made Me Do 🙈#strictly
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But it’s Stacey who’s the dancer to beat this week, with a stunning foxtrot with Kevin Clifton to Jeff Beck’s Hi Ho Silver Lining, scoring her a sturdy 33 and seeing her top the leader board.
But who will be in the bottom two tomorrow night? The bookies have a decent idea.
Strictly’s results show airs at 7.45pm on BBC One.