SCD 2013 #6.5: The Final!!

(716 Posts)
ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 18:51:53

So we stay all on one page for the iPad people smile

Old thread

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 18:52:52

Signing in!

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 18:53:06

I'd live to be able to do the quickstep

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 18:53:52

Thanks Scatter, this is much better.

I'm only just starting now, but I'll skip Brucie catch up in a minute.

Fiderer Sat 21-Dec-13 18:54:29

Thanks Scatter

I haven't taken to Abbey but that was lovely.

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 18:54:35


(On wine no 2 tonight)

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 18:54:43

Very lovely dance and emotional.

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:31

So Susanna is fave?? That's depressing. Abbey gets my vote all the way.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:31

Lovely smile

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 18:55:37

Thanks, Scatter!
Maryz - I asked Scatter to start a new thread last week for the very same reason! Forgot this week though!
That waltz was beautiful - if my fave Sophie doesn't win, I'd like Abbey to do it!

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 18:56:15

I'm on the milk tray

CrazyOldCatLady Sat 21-Dec-13 18:56:37

That waltz actually made me cry blush

Minimammoth Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:07

I'm here too, I really don't mind who wins, but I think Abbey is the best dancer.

ilovesooty Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:16

Beautiful waltz.

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:17

Bless Abbey, she's crying so much her makeup's running.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:43

Yum! Any chance of passing the box this way HRH? Mine's a caramel fgrin

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:45

A bit behind. Susanna's dance was better, but by no means worth a 10. About to watch Abbey.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 18:57:53

Abby out-dances Suzanna by a million miles. P

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 18:58:34

Tess is actually wearing a dress I like this week shock

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 18:59:26

Susanna's dance ok - Abbey's was GORGEOUS.

Fiderer Sat 21-Dec-13 18:59:44

Abbey is so graceful in ballroom (though imo stompy in Latin) and such a flibbertygibbet off the dance floor. She'd drive me batty.

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 19:00:50

Don't think Tess's dress is too flattering tbh. She has a bit of a matronly figure.

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:02:00

I think she's lovely until she opens her mouth

Her and her mother must visit the same cosmetic surgeon

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:02:38

I love Abbey, on and off the dance floor. I love how honestly emotional she gets about it all, just here at the end, not artificially throughout the whole thing.

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 19:03:26

If I were being picky, I'd point out that Abby (by her own admission) ) has nothing else to do whilst participating in this series...and Susannah is still doing her regular job.

That obviously makes a difference to their respective ability to rehearse.

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:03:54

Artem's fit.

poorbuthappy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:04:48

Hello and I love Darcy's new hair. grin

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 19:04:52

I'd like Sophie to win btw...

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:04:55

Agree, Andi 'what you see is what you get' with Abbey - and Sophie too IMHO!

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:05:12

I've just seen Vanessa. I forgot she was in it.

CrazyOldCatLady Sat 21-Dec-13 19:06:46

In the grand tradition of commenting on everyone's appearance, can I just say I really like Darcey's hair.

Minimammoth Sat 21-Dec-13 19:07:22

That is true HEG. Never thought of that aspect. They must all have worked so hard to do theses 3 dances and make an effort to improve.

Flossiechops Sat 21-Dec-13 19:07:46

God can't they archive Bruce and his cringeworthy shite 'jokes' I have to keep muting him confused he really does spoil the show for me!

Sophie or Abbey to win! Susanna doesn't dance anywhere near as well as the others and I just haven't warmed to Natalie (agree that Artem is gorgeous though!)

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 19:07:48

What was all that crap from Brucie???

Flossiechops Sat 21-Dec-13 19:08:22

Would love Abbey to win too - she's stunning

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:08:40

Time wasting?

Wish Brucie would just retire gracefully and Claudia was presenting tonight.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 19:09:13

Didn't they have to do something ridiculous like five in series 5 or six final? I think they had a new dance in each disciple, their favourite in each and then the showdance.

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:09:40

I'd be happy with Sophie or abbey. I like a journey and Natalie just hasn't had one. Plus invent stand all the mugging to camera. Susanna is not that great.

JanetAndRoy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:09:50

Artem's chest deserves a 10. <swoon>

Minimammoth Sat 21-Dec-13 19:10:35


HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 19:10:37

I wish they'd put us all out of our misery and get rid of Bruce!

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:11:09

Scatter - I think you're right. Chris Hollins said something similar in ITT. Saying how easy they have it in this year.

poorbuthappy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:11:56

Oooooo Sophie was good.

Loved that Viennese Waltz! Stunning.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:13:06

Great comments for Sophie!
Oops - spoke too soon, Craig...

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:13:07

Sophie was good, but I just didn't like that dance, the first time or this. I think it's a combo of the music and dance.

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 21-Dec-13 19:13:22

I hope Abbey wins although never expected to warm to her. Susanna is ok, Natalie too stage school like and cant abide Sophie and her ever watchful husband.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:13:52

Tests looks a bit like an Egyptian mummy.

Susannah's quickstep wasn't perfect so I guess Len and Bruno are giving 12 tens tonight

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:13:52

I don't like Sophie and Brenda as a couple, he is far too aggressive with her.

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:13:56

Loved that!

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 19:14:05

Ando - agree. It's a bit twee, think they could have chosen something better

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:14:45

I'm not an an Abbie fan, but that was gorgeous

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 19:15:25


I am blaming the gin/iPad combo

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 19:16:59

Why is voting open before the show dance?

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:17:42

I would like Sophie to win but she won't so I'm up for Abby mow.

bridgetsmum Sat 21-Dec-13 19:17:54

I loved Abbey and Sophie, Susannah was good, much better than the first time she did that dance. But I thought Natalie was a bit flat, I normally love a Cha Cha Cha, but that was a bit blah!!

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 19:18:03

anybody got a link to the online voting please?

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:18:48

turkey I don't get that either.

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 19:19:00

Aww, the soppy things smile

birdbrain21 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:19:18

they used to do 4 dances in the final, I think it was the judges fave, then show dance then one couple got voted out then their fave and something new. Also I'm sure a few years ago by the time they annouced the winner there was only two couples left so maybe the finals used to only be three couples or there was two eliminations during the show can't remember....

Any idea how long till the first voting opens got to run out and do some errands sad but I know voting really counts in the final so will do it from my phone if I'm still out...

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:19:48

I'm going for Sophie and Natalie in the first round.

Voting info on the Strictly homepage.

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:19:56
LeBearPolar Sat 21-Dec-13 19:19:58

"cant abide Sophie and her ever watchful husband."

I love Sophie and Brendan but the husband is creepy!

Really want Abbey to win - her first dance was just sublime. I love the emotion between them.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:20:11

What dance should Natalie have done the week she fainted?

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:20:38

HomeEco, that's ok. On the elderflower & prosecco myself. fgrin

I do wonder why they opened voting before the showdance? I remember last year, Dani Harmer's showdance was pretty awful and she didn't make the final three.

birdbrain21 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:21:12

oh I was on catch up first voting is open!!

JanetAndRoy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:22:08

Not a particularly showy show dance for Susanna & Kevin from Grimsby.

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:22:34

mary jive I think

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 19:22:39

I am so in love with abby and ajiax (sp?)
i really don't want kevin and suzanna to win.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:22:46

That made me cry though its really not hard atm

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:05

Aw that was nice.

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:09

No didn't seem to have the wow factor.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:15

That was a beautiful show dance, especially that lift that went on and on.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:18

Wooo nice spin.

poorbuthappy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:36

It was lovely but I don't think it will be enough. confused

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:48

I typed that before Darcy said it!!

MrsArthurWellesley Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:55

I liked that show dance. Nothing too fancy, just lovely, but that long lift was amazing!

birdbrain21 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:24:02

maryz I think the jive

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:24:07

My name is Sparklingbrook and I want Susanna to win. There. I have said it.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:24:09

I think this is the first year in ages where someone hasn't got injured or walked for some other reason. So there are four in the final and only three dances each

DH fell asleep for a minute and woke up as Kevin was spinning Susannah around by the neck - he burst out laughing!

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:24:13

Maryz, Natalie would have jived to Tina Turner's "Rolling down the River" We were seriously denied.

As for Susanna's showdance, other than the one lift in the middle, that was a bit dull. I mean, I don't like nothing but gymnastic lifts, but that was not very impressive.

Fiderer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:25:31

It was very lovely, even without the wow. The only dance they've done that I liked.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:25:45

I'm really nervous for Sophie and her show dance, especially after being reminded of Brendan's choreography for Lisa Snowdon fshock

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 19:25:47

oooh v excited hope this is good!!

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 19:26:01

Hmm, elderflower and prosecco you say?
May have to rustle one of those up!

Back to the topic in hand: that show dance was a bit meh

birdbrain21 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:26:03

it is a bit weird the voting is already open surely all four couples do their show dance?!
Well mine have gone to Sophie because I think she has really natural talent and the jusges have been so harsh with her constantly undermarked! Also would be a bit mean for Brendan who's been on the show since the begining to have a newbie win...

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:26:35

Thanks bird. It's a pity we couldn't see that

poorbuthappy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:27:00

Ummm is it open?

schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 19:27:59

I'm with you sparkling. I loved their dance and cried!

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:28:50

Yes, it does seem odd that the voting lines opened before the show dances. Kind of encourages us to vote for our favourite, rather than the best performance on the night fgrin

Clawdy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:28:51

Bruce is particularly disgusting tonight. Tess D's smile is becoming a rictus grin of embarrassment.

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:29:13

Too noisy.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 19:29:19

I thought it was only the final 2 that got to do their show dance when one had already gone out? Seems a bit pointless to let all of them do the show dance.

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 19:29:27

Susanna here as well.
Just because she seems so happy to dance.

Abby seems more competitive, Sophie a bit wet, even though I like her a lot.

And I can't stand Natalie.

Kveta Sat 21-Dec-13 19:29:54

I still like Susanna, she just seems to be enjoying it, and has really natural chemistry with Kevin. Can't warm to any of the others, but Abbey is a great dancer, so wouldn't mind her winning!

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:00

I didn't like that much.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:05

I have voted online for the first time! [proud emoticon]

I generally haven't warmed to Abbey as a person throughout the show, but she's a beautiful dancer and deserves to win, so I gave her 3 of my votes. the other 2 went to Sophie and Natalie. I just don't think that Susanna is as good as them.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:06

A bit messy.

schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:07

Didn't like Abby's show dance.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:22

I wasn't sure about that, some I loved but what was the smoke platform thjng

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:26

That was the better show dance. My two year old loved it. And he waved at her.

poorbuthappy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:53

See I can't vote until
I've seen all the show dances.
Didn't really like that tbh.

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:30:57

Well, taking away the special effects, that was still better than Susanne, but not sure about it all in all. Let's see what the other two bring. She looked fantastic throughout too.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:31:17

Yes Len is right

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:31:31

Kevin overdid the dry ice there (still a bit behind)

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:31:37

Louis smith's show dance was mega and Tom chambers , they are the only two show dances I can remember.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:31:55

Len is right less is more.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:32:19

Oh no, Brucie 'You're my favourite!' = kiss of death!

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:33:06

Jane, don't panic, he's saying it to all of them!

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:33:45

Yes Tom's for me has not been bettered so far...

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:34:09

Haha! Missed that Andi
He's not trotted out the phrase much this series to be fair!

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:34:09

nervous for Sophie. Want her to do he best she can.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:34:23

Abbey's showdance was ok. Looking forwad to seeing Natalie

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:34:39

I don't like these two much, but can give no reason for it.

RedPencils Sat 21-Dec-13 19:35:11

Artem pole dancing. <faints>

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:35:14

Lol at Artem in the onesie though!

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:35:39

I have got to admit. This is the first series where i don't care who wins

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:35:58

I think I've just fallen in love with alijas <fans self>

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:37:07


schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 19:37:23

Not not done it for me.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 19:37:34

blimey, pole dancing!

Fiderer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:37:38

Natalie always seemed to want to be closer to Artem - for voting/journey reasons I reckon and he always held his distance. That came across imo. Technically v good but no chemistry, dances came over as rather cold.

That too.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:37:55

Loved artems jump

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:01

Nobody can dance that quick stuff like Natalie.

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:07

Same thing as always as a complaint with them. Too much side by side. But it was fantastic.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:31

Far better than Abbeys dance. Fabulous.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:33

Yes that's it Fid

MrsArthurWellesley Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:39

I wasn't really watching Abbey because I don't want her to win but I thought Natalie's was a real mish mash confused

ilovesooty Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:52

That was a showdance!

HarderToKidnap Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:52

Does anyone thinks abbey is madly in love with Aljaz? Her tears after the waltz... And I thought they were going to snog at one point!

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:53

It was a fabulous routine, and she is an amazing dancer - but I just can't warm to her at all for some reason.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 21-Dec-13 19:38:54

I love Artem, but I just don't like watching Natalie dance. The faces she pulls, just - bleugh.

Tom Chambers show dance was absolutely the best.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:39:00

I thought it was great. A proper showdance

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:39:00

Ooh Len, what are you trying to say!

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:39:08

I agree with that Fids. She seems a bit desperate to prove they have chemistry and they haven't for some reason

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:39:09

I would be rubbish as one of the 'joodges'. grin

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 19:39:21

Thought that contained more dance content out of all so far.

birdbrain21 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:39:22

Just as a little distraction from strictly I was wondering why oliviamn had disappeared from our threads...just seen this grin olivia

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:41:10

I am not fond of Natalie, but she deserves to win.

FushandChups Sat 21-Dec-13 19:41:36

Ok - I have company so trying not to be rude but HOLY MOLY - that was just amazing.. and the bit of jive, just gorgeous grin she should definitely be in that final 3 but who knows!!

Loved Natalie and Artem's show dance.

Fiderer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:41:53

<holds breath for Sophie>

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:42:10

Bruce called him 'Brenda' earlier - wonder if Bruce is a Monkseal fan as well?

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 19:42:31

I loved Natalie's dance.

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:43:41

I am in a quandary
Suzanna not good enough
Sophie better than suzanna but no abbey

I just can't like abbey

So I voted for natalie. I don't like the idea that the best dancer not winning. I wish I liked abbey more.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:44:12

Thanks for that link birdbrain - fab news!

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:45:08

I cant believe it, i actually voted for Natalie, She deserves to win

PenelopePitstops Sat 21-Dec-13 19:45:15

Brendan has lead Sophie up shit Creek here

PenelopePitstops Sat 21-Dec-13 19:45:41


coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 19:45:50

She was petrified during those lifts.
So was I.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:46:06

Didn't really like the dance

MrsArthurWellesley Sat 21-Dec-13 19:46:07

Woah, that was a lift!

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:46:28

I'm not Team Sophie, but that was my favourite showdance. Not perfect, but the most fun.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:46:45

Bless Sophie - looked like she enjoyed herself.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:46:46

Liked that but her lack of confidence shows over the lifts sad

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:47:07

Oh I loved that - great lifts and she was loving it.

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:47:14

That was fun. think that's the first dance of theirs I've enjoyed at all.

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 19:47:19

Snap coffeeinbed.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 19:47:27

I like Brendan dressed like that too

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:47:41

I think he overdid the lifts sad

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 19:47:53

Patrick should be in this final

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 19:48:24

Did Craig get to comment?

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:48:28

Agree too many lifts

schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 19:48:46

Craig really has a problem with Brendan doesn't he?

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:48:55

Don't mention Patrick, I can't bear it <sniffle>

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:07

it was scary...

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:19

Is it only me that thinks sophie was out of her depth with that massive lift? Her bum was stuck up in the air and her legs were a bit droopy.

<not an expert>

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:19

Patrick who?


JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:36

Wow! Lifts were great and she looked like she was having 'such fun'!

Minimammoth Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:36

Too many lifts. Natalie and Artem's was the best show dance, but still think Abbey should win.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:45

Did Craig not get to comment on Sophie?

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:51

Patrick was a fab dancer. I missed the week he got voted off.

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 19:49:51

She's so pretty though.

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:50:25

Horsemad angry

MardyBra Sat 21-Dec-13 19:50:37

Hello can I join?

In that lift my immediate thought was: "Hope she's waxed"

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 19:50:41

I am team Abbey. I don't want to like her but I do love her dancing.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:50:42

SEB is gorgeous

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 19:51:42

Just because Abbey is attractive people dont want to like her.

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 21-Dec-13 19:51:59

I'd love Suzanna to win purely because I like her, & its a vote for the older dancer, plus Kevin is our local lad & I think he really really wants to win.

HOWEVER I think Abbey & Natalie danced better, Sophie had fun but it seemed all a bit messy to me.

sigh dither dither dither

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 19:51:59

My ex worked with SEB. Unfortunately I have lost his number so can't find out what she's like.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:52:29

Natalie quite emotional.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 19:52:45

I'm now firmly in camp AljazAbby fgrin

For me it wasn't that she is attractive, it's hat she is a WAG that put me off

Sophie and Brendan did a dance for themselves ... And good for them!

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:53:18

Hurry up Miss Marples voting closes soon!

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 19:53:37

Sorry Dave couldn't resist grin

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:54:31

Yes TheKnack - like a dance for themselves. A bit of a risk but good for them.

Fiderer Sat 21-Dec-13 19:54:41

I don't think that showdance played to Sophie's strengths. I want her to win.

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 19:54:46

Naughty Horsemad, you've literally broken my heart all over again <over-involved emoticon>

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:55:35

I wish it just carried on. sad DH is channel hopping already.

Minimammoth Sat 21-Dec-13 19:55:50

Missing Claudia. Was she not invited?

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 19:56:07

No it didn't play to her strengths really.

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 19:56:46

Zoe on red button afterwards.

RafflesWay Sat 21-Dec-13 19:57:13

Definitely Natalie and Artem for me! It should be the best dancers and NOT who you personally like or dislike otherwise what is the point of it all???

kaytola Sat 21-Dec-13 19:57:46

I've voted for Natalie. That showdance was superb. I've also voted for Susanna, simply because she enjoys it so much...and that Kevin is from Grimsby!

schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 19:58:45

It's about entertainment isn't it? Also I think what they've done before influences me. Natalie has obviously danced, Susannah hasn't.

dontcallmemam Sat 21-Dec-13 19:58:54

Natalie for me, she was amazing.

birdbrain21 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:59:36

What time they back?

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 19:59:48

Susanna x5.

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 19:59:58

Raffles, I'm voting for the most improved, not the best, and that's Abbey. But I did throw a few votes to Natalie after that showdance.

digerd Sat 21-Dec-13 20:01:37

Natalie is and always has been the best dancer/performer.
Abbey is the most improved especially in the ballroom.
Sohie is endearing, has improved but not as good as the others in strength and performance.
Susanna also improved, has great strength and performance ability.
I have no idea who will win, though.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 20:02:46

I would still vote for Sophie - think she has come on the most - since the start of the show.

ArtexTheHallWithBoughsOfMonkey Sat 21-Dec-13 20:04:21

Abby or Susanna to win for me.

Susanna's still up at the crack of dawn doing her other job every day. She's a great dancer and I love her and Kevin's friendship and chemistry.

Abby's just a really lovely dancer. Her waltz was gorgeous.

Wouldn't mind Sophie winning, but not Natalie, it's not fair, she's an ex professional dancer, it wouldn't be right.

herecomesthsun Sat 21-Dec-13 20:04:24

I suspect the pole dance was a bit ill advised. I thought that Sophie's natural poise and reserve didn't really fit with the "I want to feel the heat..." lyrics.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:04:49

Maryz - did you see birdbrain21's post about Olivia?
There are pictures on Olivia's profile too!

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 20:06:59

Abbey and Sophie ahead on digital spy. Natalie seems to be favourite on BBC facebook page.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 20:07:17

Think Sophie might go sad

dontcallmemam Sat 21-Dec-13 20:07:23

Has Natalie really been a pro? That's so unfair on the others.

Pan Sat 21-Dec-13 20:11:12

Agree with digerd's analysis, fwiw. I find Sophie really enchantingly child like in her joy of doing the dances. So I hope she wins, though she prob. won't, but she prob feels she has won already just dancing.

Is it that predictable that the judges will have Nat as winner but the GBP will overrule them?

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 20:12:40

Ooh thanks Jane (and birdbrain)

I think the winner will depend on who goes out first. If Natalie goes out first, Abby (as the second best dancer) might get her votes, but only if they re-open voting and give everyone another five votes.

Will they do that?

If one of the others goes, then it's probably going to be Susanna.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 20:12:44

Butting in despite not being on here all series...sorry.

Abby to win, I think. Her waltz made me cry shock [shame]

I love Sophie - she's so very elegant.

It's deeply unfair that Natalie is even in the show.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 20:14:45

blush not [shame]

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 21-Dec-13 20:17:34

Another butter-inner here, I also think Natalie has an unfair advantage over the others.
My vote is with Susanna, although I have a suspicion that it's almost entirely because I was at school with Kevin, and used to dance with his parents' dance school but I was rubbish

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 20:18:43

2 for Sophie
1 for Abbey
2 for Natalie.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 20:20:57

Hardly a pro hmm. She had some dance lessons when younger.

ilovesooty Sat 21-Dec-13 20:23:59

I've voted for Sophie since the beginning but I used two of my votes on Abbey and Natalie. Abbey for the waltz and Natalie for the showdance.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 20:24:09

She had some dance lessons when younger.

It was rather more than that.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 20:28:37

Says who?

I remember the hmm from people when they realised DVO had also done a bit of dancing.

I've not been on this thread before but I've voted for Abbey, I love watching her dance and she's never danced before.

Don't know why they've split this show into 2 parts!!

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 20:31:33

We've had her CV linked to before, look at the OTHER section, then music and dance. Here.

being highly trained in Latin American and then entering Strictly is a bit dubious I feel.

Terrortree Sat 21-Dec-13 20:32:52

Is it just me who can't vote online?

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 20:33:05

Spinning I think it's because they want it all on one night but a four hour live show would be hard work for everybody and this way they have a bit longer to count the votes, and put Atlantis on too.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 20:33:44

It doesn't mean she's going to win of course. Denise, who'd been in stage shows and was also a trained dancer, didn't win. But if they're that good, it can almost guarantee them a place in the final.

I think viewers like celebrities like Zoe Ball - a tomboy who never dreamed of doing anything like it, transforming into a beautiful dancer over the series. Or Darren Gough, or Matt Dawson.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 20:36:18

Terrortree - it isn't clear but eventually I found the bit that says on line voting is from 8.40pm.

If the celebrities think it is unfair that someone is in it who has danced before then they don't have to enter. If viewers are getting their knickers in a knot about it then they don't have to watch. There have been pop stars on before who do some dancing, do people get their knickers in a knot about them?

littlewhitechristmasbag Sat 21-Dec-13 20:38:38

Abbey to win. She has improved so much over the series and i think she comes across as a lovely person.

Natalie is technically good but there has been no journey. She was already good dancer.

I love Susannah and she and Kevin make a great pairing but her dancing is not as good.

Sophie seems a bit wishy washy. She doesn't seem to have much core strength.

dontcallmemam Sat 21-Dec-13 20:39:42

Toffee, but surely it's not a level playing field then?

My allegiance has changed to Abbey.

Figureof80 Sat 21-Dec-13 20:39:59

Have been trying to work out why I don't like either Abby or Susanna.

Abby: I don't think it's because she's young and beautiful. Sophie is equally gorgeous and I like her. I think it's Abby's behaviour, too much girly squealing and fiddling with her hair. She's a 28 year old adult with a child but behaves like an ingenue. I can't get past that irritation to admire her dancing with Alijaz.

Suzanna: feel I ought to like her as the older representative, completely new to dancing but she grates like squeaky chalk on a blackboard. I have no justification for my feelings. It's pure instinct that tells me Suzanna lives in Suzanna's world where she is lady bountiful and viewers are inarticulate little people there to admire her from afar.

Loved Natalie's dance tonight it's the first time I have warmed to that couple. If Sophie goes Natalie gets my votes.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 20:40:02

My knickers aren't knotted. I like Strictly. Just making conversation smile

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:41:10

Terrortree... use the link someone posted for me earlier... then keep refreshing till voting comes live.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:41:18

Here we go!

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 20:42:37

Thank god Tess gets to finish with a nice dress.

NewGirlInTown Sat 21-Dec-13 20:43:13

Shocker, nice dress for Tess!

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 20:45:59

Ok, get on with it now!

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:46:38

fgrin Ood!

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:07

Aww sad

I do want go see Susannahs paso again though

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:07

Ooh, a shocker! Abbey must have pulled some away from her.

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:09

she was my favourite

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:15


DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:18

sad I really wanted to see their charleston again.

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:21


skaen Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:26

Wow. I hadn't expected Sophie to go...

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:27

NO WAY! She was way better than Reid!

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:31


Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 20:47:46

We don't get to see her Charleston. sad

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:07

Aww - lovely Sophie!
I'll be voting for Abbey now!

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:23

Home are you Brucie in disguise?

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:32

That was a shock.

I hope to be able to vote soon.

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:44


NewGirlInTown Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:52

Right result

poorbuthappy Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:52


MissMarplesBloomers Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:53

bugger thats thrown my voting strategy out!

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 20:49:43

Brucie does come out with the stupidest things. Yes dear, if it weren't for other people, maybe Sophie could have won...

how is Susanna this popular?

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:01

She was far better than suzannah.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:19

vote for abby marples grin

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:21

Now I can start campaigning - Team Abbey!

sparkle101 Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:29

Please don't let Susannah win!!!

Terrortree Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:29

Right result although she was the most charismatic of the four.

S'pect Abbey will win now - a genuine novice, much improved and has strangely grown on me. Even though she is the archetypal footballer's wife - down to her leopard print leggings!

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:29

She's got such a great attitude - makes me like her even more!

digerd Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:30

Natalie trained in acting, singing and dancing at a stage school. I do not know if she ever danced on the stage professionally, but she is very talented and danced in the stage school productions as part of their training.

AH, goodbye Sophie.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:39

Mine too MissMarple.

Half tempted to vote Susannah now, might have to split with Abby

Pan Sat 21-Dec-13 20:50:55

Shame. Better than Suzie every week incl this one.

DD is going to be devestated. Sophie was her favourite sad.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:51:18

on line voting isnt open

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 20:51:19

Sophie's attitude that is...

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 20:51:29

I think Sophie's votes will go to Abby now.

pinkteddy Sat 21-Dec-13 20:51:34

Susannah apparently has a lot of money riding on her tonight...

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 20:51:57

online voting now open!

Pan Sat 21-Dec-13 20:51:58

So transfer to Team Abbey then.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:07

I think that Abbey no lomger wants to be thought of as just a wag.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:31

Online open here, I've started already. 3 left to allocate after they've danced

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:32

I love Sophie. I want her for my NBF sad

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:45

Who will win?

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:46

argh please don't let it be suzanna.. she is not the best dancer..

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:46

Just voted. First time I ever have for Strictly.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:50

'we are currently experiencing high volumes and can't accept your vote' No shit Sherlock!

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 20:52:56

Aww Sophie.

Abbey all the way for me!

schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 20:53:45

10 votes for Susanna for me this week. She makes me smile more than the others. My second was sophie, but she's gone.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:54:06

All my votes tonight have gone to Abby

NewGirlInTown Sat 21-Dec-13 20:54:08

God, enough with the "Natalie is trained " rubbish. Abbey was in a girl band and had lessons as soon as her agent got her into the show. Susanna won a previous Strictly for one of the charity shows and has masses of tv experience and cottoned on very quickly that "Kevin from Grimsby" was going to be a selling point.
They all bring something to the table in talent so lets just focus on who, oh I don't know, dances the best? Novel idea, I know!

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 20:54:21

have used all my online votes for abbey.
DH has done the same... ooh please

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:54:32

Reid should have gone last week.

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 20:54:50

Same here schilke.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 20:54:58

Agree New.

TSSDNCOP Sat 21-Dec-13 20:55:10

Sophie had my vote.

Abbey has it now.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 20:55:33

And so the gurning starts

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 20:56:12


AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 20:56:27

Susanna is going to catch a lot of flies keeping her mouth agape like that.

sparkle101 Sat 21-Dec-13 20:56:44

Also agree new. If the show is not about the best dancer and more a personality contest it's not exactly right.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 20:56:51

great dance for a final!

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 21-Dec-13 20:56:59

Well it has always been a popularity contest when it comes down to this last show with it resting on viewers votes alone....Reidy might just do it.

Lincolnshire vs Liverpool for the votes hmmm.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 20:57:02

Interesting how the studio changes the atmosphere. Blackpool felt much more exciting

Armi Sat 21-Dec-13 20:57:21

Why does she pull that face?

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 20:57:49

There's a difference between doing some dancing and being "highly skilled" in, say, Latin American.

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 20:58:31

Please don't let Susanna win.

LottyLikesWindows Sat 21-Dec-13 20:58:38

That face gives me the rage.

AmIthatTinselly Sat 21-Dec-13 20:58:43

I was surprised Sophie went first. I used my 5 online votes for Abbey. I didn't think I would like her, but she is great

Flossiechops Sat 21-Dec-13 20:59:06

Oh god she's sooooo annoying confusedconfusedconfusedconfusedconfusedconfusedconfused

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 20:59:29

She has sounded full of cold all week, maybe she can't breathe through her nose?

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 21:00:36

Natalie is smug and annoying.

missusmrs Sat 21-Dec-13 21:00:37

Aghhh she's just so annoying.….and not the best dancer by a long Sophie!

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 21-Dec-13 21:01:02

She must have had a cold for the whole series smile

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:01:07

Oh, enough with the fawning over Kevin, Woman!!!

Armi Sat 21-Dec-13 21:01:09

When I was pregnant I had to stop watching BBC Breakfast because she enraged me beyond all measure for no particular reason. The rage is back!

<Stomps off to POAS, just in case>

Pan Sat 21-Dec-13 21:01:11

Abbey and Alijaz - just ridiculously good looking.

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 21:01:18

NewGirl, I don't think it's just about the best "dancer". It's an aspect of performance as well, and Natalie, despite her acting skills, sometimes left me cold. Well, her and Artem together. Whereas Abbey and Aljaz always bring more excitement for me to their performances, even if the skill level is ever so not quite the same. So I enjoy their dances more, they have improved more and they are in general gorgeous to watch.

TSSDNCOP Sat 21-Dec-13 21:02:46

Boggling at Susannah being an indicator of early pregnancy grin


Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Dec-13 21:03:00

I love Susanna on BBC Breakfast.

Us over 40 mothers of boys have to stick together.....

CiderBomb Sat 21-Dec-13 21:04:18

Are Susanna and Kevin having an affair?

Pan Sat 21-Dec-13 21:04:42

Peter Crouch, Mr Abbey scored today for Stoke. Omen?

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 21:04:43

love abbey incase I hadnt said before!!

NewGirlInTown Sat 21-Dec-13 21:04:45

Would have no problem with either Abbey or Natalie winning but I fear they will split the "dancing" votes leaving the "plucky tryer" act to win.
Agree Abbey and Aljaz are the most beautiful partnership.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:04:55

I like her on breakfast too ( not 40 & only have 1 boy though!) she did a good job on Hameron a few weeks ago.

Voting Abby now though

TSSDNCOP Sat 21-Dec-13 21:04:59

sparkling I'm one of you, but Susannah makes me want to damage my telly.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:05:33

Abby to win!

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:00

I love Abby. Love her quickstep. Love her waltz. Love...

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:05

Peter crouch didn't stand though hmm

schilke Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:18

You see Abby gives me the rage. She's always squealing and flopping all over the place.

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:21

I saw a mistake there at the end, unfortunately. The rest was much better than Blackpool actually.

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:38

Susannah and Kevin do look very close.

digerd Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:46

Abbey's Quickstep was super.

NewGirlInTown Sat 21-Dec-13 21:06:47

Susanna: awful top line and stomping does not equal dancing...

LottyLikesWindows Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:15

Armi I am pregnant - perhaps that is why SR gives me the rage. It's those forced facial expressions and her smug, superior attitude that get to me the most.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:20

I loved that. I missed susannah, but I hope Abby wins

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:20

And I just love her for whatever reason. I don't understand it either, because Susanna is more my demographic, but I'm Abbey all the way.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:33

new... agree re Mrs Stomper.

FushandChups Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:42

Loads of gapping in that Quickstep.. lovely but not worth tens! let's see what it gets grin

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:44

Susannah and Kevin?

In her dreams surely?

Pan Sat 21-Dec-13 21:07:45

Ood - yes Peter did stand. Not that he has to at 8 foot 6 inches.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 21:08:59

Tess's questions are so very silly.

ilovesooty Sat 21-Dec-13 21:10:26

My Sophie votes are going to Abbey now.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:10:31

Must have missed that , he was still sitting when I saw him. Bet whoevers behind him was gutted!

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 21:11:37

Imagine Abbey & Alijaz's babies???!

They are a very good looking couple.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:11:47

Artem doesn't appear to like Natalie, he is very closed. Totally different to with Kara

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 21:12:18

I thought Claudia would be at least a part of the results show. What a pity.

JanetAndRoy Sat 21-Dec-13 21:12:27

Yeah, I get that sense too, Ood.

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 21:13:06

I realised why I dislike Natalie so much.
It's the hair flicking.

Whenever I'm on the train or the tube there's always someone who does that bloody flicking and gets me in the face.
hate it with a passion.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:13:06

is Natalie crying through her performance?

ilovesooty Sat 21-Dec-13 21:13:56

To be honest Artem and his lack of feeling has put me off their partnership more than anything else.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:14:12

damn she is a beautiful dancer.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 21:14:39

Artem is scary. And Natalie looks like a bad actress pretending to cry.

I've tried, but I just can't care about them as a couple

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:14:45

she's good.

SquidgyMummy Sat 21-Dec-13 21:14:47

Seamless dancing from Natalie, she deserves four 10's

Animation Sat 21-Dec-13 21:14:49

Nice dance ending for Natalie.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 21:15:14

Her face when she ran across the floor!

Hilarious if Artem ran the other way grin

BigBaubledBertha Sat 21-Dec-13 21:15:20

Seems to me Susanna is in this for a popularity competition and the others for the dancing. And she is all over KFG. She is virtually old enough to be his mother. And she isn't the best dancer.

Phew I feel better to get that off my chest.

Abbey to win

SwedishEdith Sat 21-Dec-13 21:15:27

Yes I've always thought Artem doesn't warm to Natalie. And she's clearly been advised to cry a lot now.

I think I'm in love with Abbey now.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:15:42

that should be four 10s

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 21:15:47

That was a show stopper. Best dancers. Even though I can't get to like them.

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 21:15:51

The American Smooth was awesome though.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 21:16:08

Artem does not like strong women. Kara was sweet and vulnerable.
Artem appears to be a man who likes to be in charge

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:16:22

will be bloody gutted if Reid wins.

digerd Sat 21-Dec-13 21:16:26

That was a show dance again from Natalie, but that is what she was trained in - expressive show/stage dancing. She was excellent .

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 21-Dec-13 21:16:33

Anyone get the feeling Natalie is acting this emotion rather than feeling it ?

CiderBomb Sat 21-Dec-13 21:16:48

Natalie bores the fucking pants of me. She's good but cold and dull, and where the hell are her family?

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:16:50

Nice veneers Artem - and I say this as a fan of your chest

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 21:17:02

Although even in an AS I don't think you should have an 'artistic stagger' across the floor. Never seen that in a foxtrot...

Best dance but still want Abbie to win

SquidgyMummy Sat 21-Dec-13 21:17:50

I think Natalie deserves to win for technical perfection, but it is a popularity contest so it will be Abbey or Susannah.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:18:10

hmm not convinced.

Do all the contestants of 2013 dance now? If not why are they there?

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:18:24

Natalie has 'touched something divine' indeed. I wish I was touching it too wink

DaveBussell Sat 21-Dec-13 21:18:25

They could get a robot to do what Tess does.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 21:18:39

I was also wondering about Natalie's family. Her friends seem to be more prominent in her life

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 21:18:56

*I feel as if I've touched something divine''
A touch of overacting, much?

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 21:18:58

I think they dance while the votes are being counted.

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:02

There goes Artem for good. Floodgates are open.

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:02

wipe that tan away!

SquidgyMummy Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:02

four 10s well deserved!
bless them for crying!

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:09

Why didn't I like that? What's wrong with me?

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:11

I've used all my votes on Abby.

coffeeinbed Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:21

Badger, you dirty thing!

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:32

Goodness - a lorra lorra tears from A & N!

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:39


Oakmaiden Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:40

Natalie is the best dancer by far. If this is anything other than a popularity contest, then she deserves to win.

Oakmaiden Sat 21-Dec-13 21:19:43

Natalie is the best dancer by far. If this is anything other than a popularity contest, then she deserves to win.

Horsemad Sat 21-Dec-13 21:20:46

I thought she'd lost her balance and stumbled when she did her artistic stagger. grin

Ziggyzoom Sat 21-Dec-13 21:20:57

I can't help but find Natalie fake. I too wondered about her family?

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:21:08

Me too Horsemad!

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 21:21:19

Where's chitty chitty bang bang? I want Patrick.

One of my favourite strictly bits ever.

SquidgyMummy Sat 21-Dec-13 21:21:38

I'm wondering if all of Susannah's votes come from her breakfast TV fans.
Is this a cynical move to get her away from the BBC and Manchester by raising her profile.

Her paso doble was rousing but she looked like she was stomping round the dance floor, whereby abbie was just gliding!

Badgerwife Sat 21-Dec-13 21:21:52

I wonder if Natalie's family just don't want to be on tv?

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 21:21:55

So is this Artem's last year? I read he had split with Kara and was moving back to the US.

I saw his ex wife on Burn the Floor she was amazing. I had a girl crush on her.

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:22:28

I'm waiting for the group dance. Though they've got less dance & more line up in the last few years

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 21:22:37

Who is Artem's ex wife?

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 21:22:48

Kara is there in the audience though

Fizzyfuzzy123 Sat 21-Dec-13 21:23:08

Abbey to win! Love her! And agree that Natalie seems fake and she always pulls that smug face like she's saying"yes I know in good!"

Plus she didn't go to meet those kids at downing st

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:23:11

Kara is in the audience.

CosyTeaBags Sat 21-Dec-13 21:23:22

I'm coming in late to the party just to say

1. Yes, I think Abbey is in love with Aliajz. If they're not having an affair yet, they soon will be (or she wants them to be)

2. Can't stand Natalie. Wooden acting.

3. Wish I could touch something divine like Artem....

4. WTF was going on with Abbey's Mum's face..?

<realizes none of this is relevant to the dancing>

AndiMac Sat 21-Dec-13 21:23:41

Voted 3 or 4 for Abbey on the other computer, then 2 or 1 for Natalie. Sort of lost track after a bottle of bubbly... wine

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 21:23:55

Giselle Peacock or something I think? She partnered Kevin in Burn the Floor.

HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 21:25:02
HalleLouja Sat 21-Dec-13 21:25:30

Kara might be in the audience as she was a previous winner.

areyoubeingserviced Sat 21-Dec-13 21:26:05

Think Peter Crouch should start worrying.

Maryz Sat 21-Dec-13 21:26:28

I'm not convinced Natalie is a better dancer Han Abby.

Ok, she's great at the flamboyant fast stuff, but Abby can do the romantic ballroom dances with a lot more emotion and feeling.

Susannah isn't a patch on either of them. So she will probable win

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sat 21-Dec-13 21:26:55

Bloody Robbie Williams. He's a dick.

HesterShaw Sat 21-Dec-13 21:26:58

Oh Twatty Williams. He looks like Norman Lamont with that hair.

CiderBomb Sat 21-Dec-13 21:27:24

Had idea Artem was married before he met Kara.

HRHwheezing Sat 21-Dec-13 21:28:07

Robbie Williams with his Ian Watkins hair.

Not sure that's the look he should be going for.

Or is it ian Watkins with Robbie Williams hair.

thenightsky Sat 21-Dec-13 21:28:28

Aw don't be mean about the Robster. He doesn't take himself seriously and I like that.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 21-Dec-13 21:28:49

HRH tbh I think it is hideous of you to mention that man in the same sentence as Robbie.

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Sat 21-Dec-13 21:29:09

Hester 'Norman Lamont' fgrin

That was a fun number, though!

ChanelTunel Sat 21-Dec-13 21:29:16

Keep yourself out of Natalie's shots,Abbie!

ScatterGotStuckUpTheChimney Sat 21-Dec-13 21:29:33

What were the cameras doing on that? I think it's the first dance I've ever watched where I've felt motion sickness confused

OodKingWenceslas Sat 21-Dec-13 21:29:38

He's looking very middle aged isn't he!

Love a bloke in a tux but Robbie isn't doing it unlike Kevin& Artem

CosyTeaBags Sat 21-Dec-13 21:29:59

Fair play though, Robbie was brave to dance amongst the gods professionals!

Just reading about Artem's past - not really that surprised, and I still wouldn't mind getting my hands on that chest...

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 21-Dec-13 21:30:01

I agree Never. I suspect Robbie's hair has naturally gone like that.