Sunday, December 4, 2011

Strictly Come Dancing 2010: Ann Widdecombe dubbed a 'Dalek in drag' for her American Smooth as Pamela Stephenson scores perfect 10s



'More hello trolley than Hello Dolly': Ann Widdecombe's American Smooth with Anton Du Beke didn't impress the judges on Strictly Come Dancing

Ann Widdecombe was described as a 'Dalek in drag' by judge Bruno Tonioli last night after failing to impress with her American Smooth.

The former MP ended up at the bottom of the leader board - unsurprisingly - after her performance to the Hello Dolly theme for the Movie Night quarter-final, while Pamela Stephenson topped it with four perfect 10s.

Dressed in a gold trousers and a red military-style jacket, the 63-year-old received the lowest score ever for the American Smooth after she was lifted up four times by her partner Anton Du Beke.

'A Dalek in drag': Widdecombe was lifted three times by Du Beke during the routine

Alesha Dixon told her: 'It was nice to see a lot more dance content this week. You're still hanging on to Anton for dear life and you have no facial expression.
You haven't improved since last week. I'm afraid for me the honeymoon's over.'

Giving some of the most cutting comments, Bruno remarked: 'It was more like 'Hello trolley' than Hello Dolly. Anton was pushing you around like an overloaded trolley.
'When you were on your own, you looked like a Dalek in drag.'

Quite the actress: Widdecombe started off her dance seated at a dressing table

After Bruno's scathing remarks, Craig Revel-Horwood toned down his usual tough comments, saying: 'I'm going to focus on the positive. All the best moments were for me when your feet weren't touching the floor. The twist knee thing was ok. There was on sashay that was passable.'

But Len Goodman brought it back to negativity: 'American Smooth in its basic form is movement to music. You did move and there was music. Like snow, its fun in the beginning in the end you want it go away.'

Actor Scott Maslen and his partner Natalie Lowe were the first to dance, performing a paso doble to the James Bond theme.

Giving Gavin Henson a run for this money: The song climaxed with Natalie ripping Scott's shirt off

The EastEnders star, 40, went topless for the first time after his Australian partner assured him his 'great body' should be seen by the viewers.

Lowe, 30, showed off her stunning figure in a white bra and pant outfit - obviously inspired by Ursula Andress' famous bikini from Dr No.

Len Goodman teased her: 'Natalie you could have won something a little more revealing, a little more skimpy.'

But costumes aside, he praised the couple: 'You did a wonderful job. It was a hard job, hard choreography and you coped very well.'

Alesha: 'You were giving Gavin a run for his money in the chest performance. It's good to see you back at your best and you're back in the zone.'

Bruno: You've got the license to thrill. You have the determination and the power. You managed to reproduce the Spanish line which wasn't in the track.

Craig: You could have done with a bit more paso shaping through the arms. Your transitions were a bit ropey. But you are back. I loved the choreography. It was virile, red-blooded and hot.'

Grooooooovy baby: Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani performed a fun jive to the Austin Powers soundtrack

TV presenter Matt Baker started off his jive to the Austin Powers theme with a back-flip off the judges table.

The Countryfile star, 32, and partner Aliona Vilani, 26, were dressed in a red velvet suit and Union Jack mini-dress respectively.

Bruno enthused: 'Grooooooovy baby! That was a jive with a swinging sixties flavour. I could have been in Carnaby Street, I was expecting Twiggy to appear.'

In character: Baker kicked off the dance by back-flipping off the judges table

Craig said: 'I absolutely loved it. The characterisation was flawless, it was clean, precise. You did lose timing in the last kick section.'

Len added: 'I liked the backflip thing. The feeling of the dance, little bit light on your feet could have been stronger on the floor, but loved it.'

Pamela Stephenson, who turned 61 today, was supported in the audience by her comedian husband Billy Connolly as she performed the Viennese Waltz to Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers from the Ghost soundtrack.

Birthday girl: Pamela Stephenson and partner James Jordan scored 40 for their Viennese Waltz to Unchained Melody

The pair scored four perfect 10s from all of the judges and a standing ovation - the perfect birthday present for the psychologist.

Craig said: 'Elegant, stylish, tasteful, full of emotion... gorgeous!'
Len was quick with his comments: 'Tonight's all about who'll get through to the semi-final and on that performance I'll see you next week.'

Alesha enthused: 'Perfect song, perfect dress... perfectly danced.'

After ending up in the bottom two last weekend, underdog Gavin Henson and Katya Virshilas performed the foxtrot to the Blue Brothers soundtrack.

'Much improvement': Underdog Gavin Henson and Katya Virshilas pleased the judges with their foxtrot to the Blue Brothers soundtrack

Len told the Welsh rugby player: 'That was your best dance. Well done.'

Alesha said: 'You looked like a hot, sexy couple. The confidence is oozing out of you.'

Bruno said: 'You put a lot of work into it and it shows. Much improvement.'

Oozing with confidence: Gavin put himself back in the game after ending up in the bottom two last week

Last to perform was former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon, 27, and her partner Artem Chigvintsev, 28.

The pair addressed rumours they were in relationship, insisting they would only go for date once the show ended.

The couple performed a sizzling tango to Roxanne from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack.

Sizzling: Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev performed the Argentine tango to Roxanne from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack

Alesha said: 'Kara I'm absolutely blown away. That's the best tango I've seen on Strictly Come Dancing. It was Oscar-winning performance.'

Bruno enthused: 'Spectacular, spectacular. A tango full of theatrical magic.'
Craig added: 'I only have one word. Fan-tas-ma-gorical.'

A tango full of theatrical magic: Kara and Artem addressed rumours they were romantically involved... insisting 'not yet'

source: dailymail