Last night’s Strictly Come Dancing saw a few shifts on the leaderboard and some surprising dances.
There was a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard between Abbey Clancy, Natalie Gumede and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. At this point it’s looking very likely that we could have an all-female final.
As is our weekly tradition we’ve compiled our Top 5 dances of the week. Do you agree with our choices?
5. Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis – Cha Cha
Patrick has been quietly sitting near the top of the leaderboard every week but we haven’t really noticed. He’s not the most memorable of this year’s crop of celebs but last night’s Cha Cha was sensational.
4. Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev – Quickstep
Hats off to Natalie who really pulled it out of the bag despite suffering a back injury throughout the week. You wouldn’t have known that by watching her smooth and sophisticated Quickstep with Artem last night.
3. Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff – Salsa
Big Ben is finally proving that he deserves his place in the competition and is learning to let go. Last night’s Salsa was breath-taking as he threw Kristina around the dancefloor and his impressive torso.
2. Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Brendan Cole – Foxtrot
Sophie is winning us over more and more every week. She’s one of the most consistent dancers in the competition and her Foxtrot was to die for. Is there anything she can’t do? This is one partnership we’re absolutely loving.
1. Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute – Cha Cha
Technically it wasn’t the best dance of the evening but in terms of entertainment we absolutely loved it. Mark is having the time of his life on the dancefloor and like Lisa Riley before him is proving that size isn’t everything when it comes to dancing.