8.38am EST08:38Evening all, and welcome to this week’s Strictly Come Dancing! The annual Strictly excursion to Blackpool is upon us, so get ready for the usual northern madness. Expect dreadful VTs, enough backing dancers to support Kylie at the O2, and judges dishing out tens like sweets from a carnival float. We wouldn’t want it any other way, right? Only eight couples remain, and they’ll all be taking a turn around the legendary Tower Ballroom this evening.
11.54am EST11:54Evening all, and welcome to this week’s Strictly Come Dancing liveblog! It’s the last week before Blackpool, with the remaining eight Strictly couples battling it out for a seat on the glitterbus up the M6 to the Tower Ballroom. Since we appear to have entered a dystopian hell where Ruth Langsford may well make it to Blackpool and Aston Merrygold definitely won’t, I’m not going to attempt to predict who might not make it, my fortune-telling days are over.
11.02am EDT11:02Evening all, and welcome to this week’s Strictly Come Dancing Liveblog! We’ve made it to Week 7 and survived the horrors of Halloween, so well done us. Only ten couples remain, which means things are starting to get interesting. Here’s my mid-way review of the remaining runners and riders:Top Tier: Debbie, Alexandra, Aston – the best dancers on paper, which means the only way the judges won’t put them all through to the final is if two end up in the dance off.
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