Strictly Come Dancing Series 3 BBC1's Hit show "Strictly Come Dancing" is back for a 3rd series. The series will begin on BBC1 Saturday night 15th October. The show will be run in the same format as first series, except this time there will be 12 couples instead of 10. Bruce Forsyth assisted by Tess Daly will present the BBC 1 Saturday night programme. The Show is reaching melt down now as we move to the semifinal stage, the remaining couples are working harder than ever and come under more pressure to make the final, they now have to improve the technique of the dances they have already learned, consolidate their performance and keep up the practice taking care not to get injured.
The eighth couple to leave are Patsy and Anton. After a good performance in Jive and well choreographed American smooth they leave at this crucial stage, one show short of the semi. A lot of work has gone in and it showed, this was Patsy's best night of the series. Sad to leave and enjoyed experience, as she said "We've had the greatest time,".
Best performance came from Colin and Erin, a very convincing rumba followed by a sizzling American smooth, Colin has the ability to make great lines in all styles. Zoe and Ian were under par this week with Zoe feeling unwell, she gave and admiral performance. Cha cha cha was a bit weak, it wasn't bad but, I think we have come to expect more. The American smooth looked pretty good, Zoe is elegant and this lends itself to the ballroom style dances.
James and Camilla, James was under pressure this week with limited practice time. His samba had various timing problems but he's determined to keep it altogether. His stiff head position still occurs on occasions. American smooth was an o.k. performance, the actual foxtrot in close hold was good but when he was out of contact with Camilla he struggled. The lift at the end was of high difficulty, to pull it off was really something, well done to him.
Darren and Lilia, again Darren is a very determined performer and he does everything 100%. Rumba was not his dance but he did enough to stay in. American smooth was better he showed he can cope well dancing on his own. My tip for who's out this week: well again all celebrities are working hard to stay in the show, this weeks performance from Zoe and Ian was not so hot but I don't think they will have a problem making the final. Colin and Erin were the best this week so easy finalists. Darren and Lilia pretty consistent and overall are stronger contenders for the final than James and Camilla, it could be the end of the road for the Yorkshire dual. Going out this week should be James and Camilla BUT it all depends on the performance, and the public have 50% of the vote. The Fabulous Claudia Winkleman presents the BBC2 programme "It takes two" at 6.30pm every week night (while the series is running). A behind the scenes view of how the training is going, the latest gossip, the clothes, even the book makers odds on who's going to win. The 2 Yorkshire lads Darren and James have their own person dual of the giants, Is James going to be bowled over or Darren get all steamed up.
Darren & Lilia Semi final Final WINNERS Colin & Erin Semi final Final Runners up James & Camilla Semi final Gloria & Darren Have left the floor Will & Hanna Have left the floor Jaye & Andrew Have left the floor Bill & Karen Have left the floor Fiona & Brendan Have left the floor Dennis & Izabela Have left the floor Zoe & Ian Semi final Final Third Siobhan & Matthew Have left the floor