October 25, 2021

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STRICTLY Come Dancing fans have begged BBC bosses to come up with a way to stop spoilers from leaking online ahead of Sunday’s results show.

Fed-up Strictly fans have taken to Twitter to beg bosses to put in extra measures.

One wrote: “They really just need to get rid of Sunday night and do a longer live show on a Saturday……half the time some muppet on here will just spoil it all for everyone.”

Another agreed: “I don’t know why they bother pretending that they hold the results show on a Sunday, we already know who has left before it airs. Just seems pointless.”

The results are pre-recorded after Saturday’s live show, and reveal which two acts landed in the bottom two – and who has gone home.

In other Strictly news, pals say favourite AJ Odudu is falling for her dance partner Kai Widdrington.

Cast and crew are even betting on the pair hooking up. It would see them become the first romance of the series.

A Strictly insider said: “Everyone backstage is talking about the sparks flying between AJ and Kai. It’s very passionate and intense whenever they’re together.”

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates…

  • KO’d

    Strictly fans were left open-mouthed as excitable Rhys Stephenson “nearly knocked out” his dance partner Nancy.

    The children’s TV presenter got carried away after getting high praise from the judges.

    Running towards host Claudia Winkleman to get his scores, Rhys took a huge jump in the air.

    And in the hilarious clip, shocked Nancy looks gasps as she’s almost kneed in the face by Rhys.

    One viewer said: “Rhys literally nearly knocked Nancy out when he jumped.”

    Read the article in full here.

  • AJ Odudu ‘falling for partner Kai Widdrington’

    The bubbly TV presenter, 33, has “electric chemistry” with the cheeky pro salsa dancer, 25, and they are connecting on and off the dance floor, they believe.

    Cast and crew are even betting on the pair hooking up. It would see them become the first romance of the series.

    Yesterday, AJ posted a picture of newcomer Kai’s six pack on social media.

    A Strictly insider said: “Everyone backstage is talking about the sparks flying between AJ and Kai. It’s very passionate and intense whenever they’re together.

    “They’re both single and have really hit it off and everyone on the show is saying it’s only a matter of time.

    “They’re always laughing and flirting — romance is 100 per cent on the cards.

    “Kai is totally AJ’s type. He’s got loads of banter and he’s been blown away by her, too.”

  • Refusing to work on Sunday’s

    Earlier this week, contestant Dan Walker revealed that he refuses to work on Sunday’s.

    He explained: “I’ve always had that day as a family day. Sometimes, it’s been difficult, and some people find it peculiar that that’s the stance I’ve chosen to take.

    “But it’s really important. I work a lot, so I have to make up for the fact that I’m not there. My faith is important to me. It’s what makes me tick. Having that time to rest, gain perspective and concentrate on the important things in life keeps me grounded.”

    A source also told Daily Mail that his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova has had to make sure no rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday’s, sharing: “Dan’s religion is very important to him and he won’t be dancing on Sundays. It is a sacrifice he makes for his faith.

    “While Nadiya will have to understand, the professional dancers become more competitive than the celebrities as the series draws to a close, the rivalry amongst them is huge.”

  • Craig Revel Horwood ‘wants unvaccinated dancers banned’

    STRICTLY judge Craig Revel Horwood wants to ban unvaccinated dancers from the UK tour, sources say.

    Craig, the tour director since 2012, is said to be keen to replace them with other performers.

    A source said: “Craig’s view is that there will always be a dancer to replace anyone who hasn’t been double-jabbed.

    “He would like the tour policy to be, ‘No jab, no job.’

    “But it remains to be seen if he can achieve that when it comes to bookings.

    “Past tours have seen celebs with partners they were not with on the show so, in theory, dancers could be swapped out.”

  • Cha Cha Change

    Livid Strictly Come Dancing fans have begged BBC bosses to come up with a way to stop spoilers from leaking online ahead of Sunday’s results show.

    The results are pre-recorded after Saturday’s live show, and reveal which two acts landed in the bottom two – and who has gone home.

    However, this does not air until the following evening, meaning that some viewers accidentally stumble across spoilers online due to leaks.

  • Inside Strictly’s biggest spats

    EVERYONE’S heard of the Strictly Curse, but some couples have come closer to a punch-up than a hook-up.

    Celebrities and their professional dance partners don’t always get along like a house on fire, with backstage bust-ups often casting a shadow on the glitzy competition.

    This year’s couple rumoured to be feuding behind the scenes are Hollyoaks actress Katie McGlynn, 28, and Gorka Marquez.

    Strictly fans are convinced the couple aren’t getting along after spotting “tension” between them following their jive on Saturday night.

    It came after the pair appeared to have disagreed over the amount of time that Katie spent rehearsing as she skipped dancing to film Hollyoaks.

    She was spotted in Liverpool filming for the Channel 4 soap as Gorka, 31, moaned ahead of their performance that they had “no hours to train”.

    Read more some of the biggest spats here.

  • Where are they now?

    Of the seven other Strictly pros who twirled around celebrities for our entertainment every Saturday 17 years ago, some remain in the public eye while others have shied away from the spotlight.

    The reasons they departed the show vary greatly, from moving overseas to being axed after a row with producers.

    Here we take a closer look at where the original Strictly pros are now – as well as some of the more memorable dancers from past series.

    • Married to Hollyoaks star – Camilla Dallerup
    • Sacked for dancing with royal – Brendan Cole
    • ‘Sobbed’ over Strictly axing – Lilia Kopylova and Darren Bennett
    • Married to celeb partner – Flavia Cacace
    • Reality TV star – Vincent Simone
    • Owns dance studio – Matthew Cutler
    • Triple world dance champion – Hanna Karttunen

    Read the full list here.

  • Rylan praises ‘big sister’ for support

    EMOTIONAL Rylan Clark said he “wouldn’t be here” if it wasn’t for the support of Steps’ Claire Richards following his split from husband Dan Neal.

    The Strictly Takes Two TV star, 32, separated from Dan in May, and despite attempts to fix their relationship, it was recently revealed the pair are set to divorce.

    Last night, Rylan made a rare public appearance at the Attitude Awards to present Steps with the Icon gong.

    He told the audience inside Camden’s Roundhouse: “On a personal level, one of the members of this band is like my big sister.

    “For the past four months, probably for the toughest time in my life, she’s been there for me, and without her, I probably wouldn’t be giving this award out tonight.”

    Read more here

  • How Strictly aided Alesha’s comeback

    Back in 2006 singer Alesha Dixon was at rock bottom.

    She left the successful girlband Misteeq the year before and her brief first marriage to rapper Harvey collapsed after he was revealed to have been unfaithful.

    Speaking to Apple Music’s Dotty as part of Black History Month, she said: “When I split up with the girls, I also got married that same year, my marriage lasted a year. So, I’d split up with the girls, I entered into this marriage, then in October 2006 I had no money, my marriage had ended, I had no record deal. 

    “I sat there and I thought, ‘All these years, everything that I’ve worked for. Why have I nearly lost everything? What’s happening?’”

    But things turned around when she agreed to be a contestant the 2007 series of Strictly. She went on to win the Glitterball and soon the offers were flooding in.

    Read more here

  • Recap: Who won Strictly last year?

    Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse won Strictly Come Dancing 2020 beating HRVY, Maisie Smith and Jamie Laing in the grand final.

    The 55-year-old comedian made history as he became the oldest contestant to take home the Glitterball trophy.

    And Oti became the first-ever professional dancer to win the show two years in a row.

    Host Tess Daly announced the result as the nine-week series came to an end early because of coronavirus.

    Bill, HRVY and Maisie all finished top of the leaderboard with a total of 88 points from three dances.

    They were followed by Jamie in last place, with 84 after failing to land a ten from Craig Revel Horwood.

  • Party ban

    Strictly stars have reportedly been “banned” from attending parties amid fears a Covid outbreak could ruin the show.

    The Mirror claims contestants have been told to avoid going to big events in a bid to steer clear of catching the virus.

    A show insider told the paper: “Paranoia is swirling round the BBC studios – everyone is fearful of getting Covid and ruining their chances.

    “They’ve been advised to avoid big events or partying – anything that could see them testing positive for the virus.

    “Producers have been very clear that health and safety come first, which means contestants have had to forego painting the town red as was customary in previous years.”

  • KO’d

    Strictly fans were left open-mouthed as excitable Rhys Stephenson “nearly knocked out” his dance partner Nancy.

    The children’s TV presenter got carried away after getting high praise from the judges.

    Running towards host Claudia Winkleman to get his scores, Rhys took a huge jump in the air.

    And in the hilarious clip, shocked Nancy looks gasps as she’s almost kneed in the face by Rhys.

    One viewer said: “Rhys literally nearly knocked Nancy out when he jumped.”

    Read the article in full here.

  • Strictly viewers in tears

    STRICTLY Come Dancing fans were left in tears tonight as Johannes Radebe and Kai Widdrington performed a stunning same-sex love story.

    The professional dancers danced a beautiful waltz at a Bridgerton-style ball to open last night’s show.

    At the end of the dance, Johannes broke down in tears – and fans were also feeling emotional after the show’s opener.

    “I might just be overly emotional but did anyone else just sob their heart out at the opening dance on @bbcstrictly #strictly?” one fan tweeted.

    “The dancers look so beautiful and was such a fantastic routine. And Johannes crying at the end. Gorgeous!”

    Another added: “BREAKING NEWS: Johannes has been hospitalised after breaking his back from carrying the entire Series of Strictly Come Dancing #Strictly.”

    Johannes Radebe broke down in tears after the routine Credit: BBC
    Johannes Radebe broke down in tears after the routine Credit: BBC
  • Shirley Ballas accused of ‘favouritism’

    FURIOUS Strictly viewers have accused Shirley Ballas of unfair “favouritism” towards Dan Walker.

    The BBC presenter went wrong on the dance floor – but was still awarded a seven from the head judge.

    It was the same score she had given Judi Love and Sara Davies who danced before him.

    Irritated that he was given a high-scored despite the blunders, a fan said: “Shirley definitely fancies dan why does she favour him so much.”

    Another added: “Iv lost all respect for Shirley, she is a BBC yes woman, Dan Walker was not worth a 7.”

    Someone else said: “#Strictly scores for Dan were ridiculously askew: a 3 from Craig and a 7 from Shirley?”

    “Sara got the same score as Dan – who messed up? Come on Shirley play fair,” said another.

    Read more here.

  • AJ Odudu ‘falling for partner Kai Widdrington’

    The bubbly TV presenter, 33, has “electric chemistry” with the cheeky pro salsa dancer, 25, and they are connecting on and off the dance floor, they believe.

    Cast and crew are even betting on the pair hooking up. It would see them become the first romance of the series.

    Yesterday, AJ posted a picture of newcomer Kai’s six pack on social media.

    A Strictly insider said: “Everyone backstage is talking about the sparks flying between AJ and Kai. It’s very passionate and intense whenever they’re together.

    “They’re both single and have really hit it off and everyone on the show is saying it’s only a matter of time.

    “They’re always laughing and flirting — romance is 100 per cent on the cards.

    “Kai is totally AJ’s type. He’s got loads of banter and he’s been blown away by her, too.”

    Cast and crew are even betting on the pair hooking up. It would see them become the first romance of the series Credit: BBC
    Cast and crew are even betting on the pair hooking up. It would see them become the first romance of the series Credit: BBC
  • Craig Revel Horwood ‘wants unvaccinated dancers banned’

    STRICTLY judge Craig Revel Horwood wants to ban unvaccinated dancers from the UK tour, sources say.

    Craig, the tour director since 2012, is said to be keen to replace them with other performers.

    A source said: “Craig’s view is that there will always be a dancer to replace anyone who hasn’t been double-jabbed.

    “He would like the tour policy to be, ‘No jab, no job.’

    “But it remains to be seen if he can achieve that when it comes to bookings.

    “Past tours have seen celebs with partners they were not with on the show so, in theory, dancers could be swapped out.”

  • Where are they now?

    Of the seven other Strictly pros who twirled around celebrities for our entertainment every Saturday 17 years ago, some remain in the public eye while others have shied away from the spotlight.

    The reasons they departed the show vary greatly, from moving overseas to being axed after a row with producers.

    Here we take a closer look at where the original Strictly pros are now – as well as some of the more memorable dancers from past series.

    • Married to Hollyoaks star – Camilla Dallerup
    • Sacked for dancing with royal – Brendan Cole
    • ‘Sobbed’ over Strictly axing – Lilia Kopylova and Darren Bennett
    • Married to celeb partner – Flavia Cacace
    • Reality TV star – Vincent Simone
    • Owns dance studio – Matthew Cutler
    • Triple world dance champion – Hanna Karttunen

    Read the full list here.

  • Refusing to work on Sunday’s

    Earlier this week, contestant Dan Walker revealed that he refuses to work on Sunday’s.

    He explained: “I’ve always had that day as a family day. Sometimes, it’s been difficult, and some people find it peculiar that that’s the stance I’ve chosen to take.

    “But it’s really important. I work a lot, so I have to make up for the fact that I’m not there. My faith is important to me. It’s what makes me tick. Having that time to rest, gain perspective and concentrate on the important things in life keeps me grounded.”

    A source also told Daily Mail that his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova has had to make sure no rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday’s, sharing: “Dan’s religion is very important to him and he won’t be dancing on Sundays. It is a sacrifice he makes for his faith.

    “While Nadiya will have to understand, the professional dancers become more competitive than the celebrities as the series draws to a close, the rivalry amongst them is huge.”

  • Spoilers left, right and centre

    STRICTLY Come Dancing fans have begged BBC bosses to come up with a way to stop spoilers from leaking online ahead of Sunday’s results show.

    The results are pre-recorded after Saturday’s live show, and reveal which two acts landed in the bottom two – and who has gone home.

    However, this does not air until the following evening, meaning that some viewers accidentally stumble across spoilers online due to leaks.

    One wrote: “They really just need to get rid of Sunday night and do a longer live show on a Saturday……half the time some muppet on here will just spoil it all for everyone.”

    Another agreed: “I don’t know why they bother pretending that they hold the results show on a Sunday, we already know who has left before it airs. Just seems pointless.”

    A third pointed out: “They only started doing Sundays to rival the X Factor who did it – so now that X Factor isn’t on anymore can they put the results back on Saturday again?! #Strictly.”

  • CHA CHA CHOP

    Someone’s going home from Strictly tonight.

    With the level of talent being off the charts, it’s just too close to call.

     

  • STRICTLY SENSATIONAL

    Fans were left in tears last night as Johannes Radebe and Kai Widdrington performed a magical same-sex love story.

    The professional dancers danced a beautiful waltz at a Bridgerton-style ball to open tonight’s show.

  • CAN WE JUST GET A ROUND OF APPLAUSE

    Let’s just say it was a VERY good night for Johannes

  • NO SHOWMANCE

    Tilly Ramsay has laughed off claims she’s got a crush on her dance partner saying: “Lover? He’s more like a big brother!”

    TV chef Gordon’s daughter and Nikita Kuzmin set tongues wagging last month when they were pictured leaving an apartment together after Strictly rehearsals.

    “Tilly finds the stories really funny,” our source said of the hearsay. “Lovers? She’s been saying he’s more like a brother.

  • DRAMA ON SET

    Fed-up Strictly fans have taken to Twitter to beg bosses to put in extra measures to stop people leaking the results before Sunday’s show.

    The results are pre-recorded after Saturday’s live show, and reveal which two acts landed in the bottom two – and who has gone home.

    One wrote: “They really just need to get rid of Sunday night and do a longer live show on a Saturday……half the time some muppet on here will just spoil it all for everyone.”

     

  • CHA CHA CHANGE

    Livid Strictly Come Dancing fans have begged BBC bosses to come up with a way to stop spoilers from leaking online ahead of Sunday’s results show.

    The results are pre-recorded after Saturday’s live show, and reveal which two acts landed in the bottom two – and who has gone home.

    However, this does not air until the following evening, meaning that some viewers accidentally stumble across spoilers online due to leaks.

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