Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Musicals Week results: the judges are split over who to send home

Speaking to Tess Daly after their elimination, Marsh gave credit to Di Prima for getting her this far, and said that Strictly “shows you things about yourself you don’t know.” She added that her dad, who was in hospital last week, “has been so proud and it’s kind of kept him going.” Di Prima, in … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Musicals Week: Helen Skelton tops the standings with her fabulous Fosse

Dressed as a flapper, with Renée Zellweger’s wig from the Chicago movie, Rainford opened the show with a slick, crisp Charleston to the Hot Honey Rag. She did a great job with the swivel action and the precise jazzy style, and held her own against the excess professional dancers (as ever, the irritant of Musicals … Read more

The Traitors, review: a moreish feast of smiling assassins and back-stabbers

It is fiendishly tricky to concoct an entertainment format. Often a new idea will take on the perverse appearance of a Frankenstein’s monster, with random body parts of old shows sewn together on a slab. Just recently Unbreakable grimly bolted Mr and Mrs onto It’s a Knockout, while the misconceived Make Me Prime Minister welded … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week 10 results, live: Helen Skelton and Ellie Taylor are in danger

The week after Blackpool is generally a bit of a comedown – but this was quite extreme even by Strictly standards. Last night saw Craig Revel Horwood resorting to his 5 paddle (twice), plus several irritable spats among the panel. I landed somewhere in the middle: I felt Revel Horwood was plain cruel to several … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week 10: The judges go to war over Hamza Yassin

Hurrah, that’s more like it. What an impressive rumba from Fleur East – it was clear just how much attention they’d given to every technical element of this most exposing dance. Almost too much, perhaps? It almost felt like East was tensing up while taking an exam, rather than performing. I love how disciplined she’s … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Blackpool Special results, live: Ellie Taylor could be in trouble

It was raining 10s in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom last night – with even Craig Revel Horwood finally unleashing his seldom-used paddle to reward Fleur East’s explosive Couple’s Choice number. The singer should certainly be through to next week (and may even have secured her place in the final) after that perfect-scoring dance, while Helen … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Blackpool Special, live: Helen Skelton quicksteps to Amy Winehouse

We’ve finally made it: we’re back at the glamorous home of ballroom. Strictly last made the trip up to Blackpool in 2019, and Covid has kept the show away since. But can our remaining celebrities rise to the challenge of conquering this mammoth space, and of hanging onto the spotlight as the producers fill that … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week eight results, live: can Tony Adams make it to Blackpool?

He kicked, he kicked some more, and he did a bunch of roly-polys – but Tony Adams’s jive is looking like an own goal, stranding him at the bottom of the leaderboard after Saturday night’s show. Still, the people’s champ has always sailed through thanks to viewer votes: will they ensure he’s on the bus … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week seven results, live: Tony Adams and Ellie Taylor are in danger

It was all about the dancing on Saturday night, with no theme and a fascinating variety: each couple performed a different style. Without the distractions of silly costumes and dubious music choices, it was a high standard too (although the same can’t be said for the erratic judging). Hamza Yassin picked up three 10s for … Read more